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Maharishi Parashara is accredited as the author of the first Purana, the Vishnu Purana. He also wrote the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, the foundational text of Jyotisha or astrology.

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Varaha avatar timeframe

In BPHS parashara states that, varaha avatar is from rahu. But rahu and ketu were created during the distribution of amrita, and king bali was present. Bali is the grandson of prahlada. But varaha ...
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Is Parashara the original author of Vishnu Purana?

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How many children did Parashara have besides Vyasa?

Parashara is known for being the father of Vyasa. Did he have any other children besides Vyasa?
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Reference form parashara Samhita?

सन्त्यक्तकिटिरूपोऽसौ मूको नामासुरस्तदा । कलावीशापकाराय कर्नाटे सम्भविष्यति । मधु नाम वहन्नेष व्याससूत्राणि केवलम् । द्वैतमार्गानुसारेण व्याख्यास्यति सुमूढधीः ॥ (पराशरसंहिता ) There was an evil-minded ...
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Did Parasara and Satyavati do any penance so that Vyasa might be born to them?

Pandu did severe penance to Indra so that he may get a famous son who is an invincible warrior. Krishna did penance so that his one of his sons, I forgot the name but his son was born with the ...
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Which is exact dating of modern Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra

According to this question Rishi Parashara (who wrote the Jyotisha text Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) who was the father of Rishi Vyasa (who wrote the Mahabharata). but as per the Brihat Parashara ...
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What to do in ketu mahadasha?

I really need help in overcoming my situations from which I am suffering. I am in very much debt. One day I must be killed by someone or commit suicide right now I am jobless. I am the only person for ...
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Who was Parashara and what are the works attributed to him?

I am asking about the original Parashara - not the Srivaishnavite teacher Parasara Bhattar. Which works are attributed to him?
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Jaimini vs Parashara in astrology

While one can easily read up on the differences between these two schools of astrology on the web, I am more interested in understanding their popularity through the ages. Which of the two is older? ...
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What is the meaning of this verse from Parashara Smriti?

Chapter 1 verse 32 of Parashara Smriti says Life in the Krita has its seat in the bones ; in the Treta it has its seat in the flesh ; in the Dvapara the blood is the seat of life ; in the Kali, ...
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Why are Vashishtha and Parashara used as gotras but Shakiti is not?

Why are Vashishtha and Parashara used as gotras but Shakiti is not? Even though they are of the same male lineage? Vashishtha > Shakti Muni > Parashara > Vyas. Why do people not use Vashishtha as ...
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Why does Parashara say to keep a black cat and precious stones in home?

In the Parashara Smriti, there is a verse which instructs to keep a black cat and precious stone in homes. One should keep in his house the following things : the wood for striking out a ...
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Are any English translations of the Parashar Samhita available online?

The Parashar Samhita is an interesting book that chronicles the life of Lord Hanuman as narrated by Rishi Parashar, the author of Parashar Smriti and the Parashar Hora Shastra. I found the Sanskrit ...
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What Varna did Parashara's mother belong to?

I want to know about the mother of sage Parashara and story of her birth. Which varna, background did she belong ?
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Are curses(saapa) effective in Kali Yuga?

Our Puranas and other Mahagranthas like Ramayana & the Mahabharata contains numerous examples of curses(saap)(& boons ofcourse) and how their effectiveness shape future events. In Mahabharata ...
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Are married women allowed to fast religiously(vrata)?

In India a lot of women(both married & unmarried) fast for religious purposes. Many Vratas are there all throughout the year viz:- Varalakshmi Vrata,Mangala Gowri Vrata,Rishi Panchami Vrata(...
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Was Rishi Vyasa the great grandson of Rishi Vashishtha?

The wiki articles on the following 4 Rishis says that: Rishi Shakti was the son of Rishi Vashishtha (to whom the text Yoga Vashishtha - a conversation between him and Shri Rama is ascribed), Shakti's ...
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