Questions tagged [parashara]

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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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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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 ?