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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...