As per the Parashara Smriti, curses(saapa) are effective in Kali Yuga as well very much like the previous 3 Yugas.Only difference being in the time after which the curses take effect.
For example,In Krita curses effect immediately,in Treta after 10 days,in Dwapara after a month whereas in Kali it takes 1 year for the curse to take effect.
The exact Sloka ...
There are countless verses in scriptures which counter this verse. Parashara Smriti is a Smriti text and Puranas are also Smriti text thus they have equal authority. Thus we can counter this verse by using Puranic verses as Authority.
Although there are countless counter verses in every Puranas. I have here used only Padma Purana.
Padma Purana Brahma ...
There is a verse Attributed to Great Sage Vyasa which goes like this
vyAsam vasishta-naptAram Sakteh pautram akalmasham
parAsarAtmajam vande Suka-tAtam tapo-nidhim.
vyAsa is the Great-Grandson of vasishta and the grandson of
Sakti. He is the son of parAsara and the father of Suka. I offer
my obeisance to that vyAsa who is free from all defects ...
This is mentioned in several Puranas and also in Mahabharat. I give reference from Mahabharat here:
The Adi Parva of Mahabharat mentions Shakti as son of Vasistha during the fight of Vishwamitra and Vasistha:
"The great Viswamitra, endued with energy, had, a little while ago, desired to make that monarch his disciple. As the ...
The heart of the śloka is not exactly that. It is reflected in Kāśī Khaṇḍa Chapter Four, Lōpāmudrā says the duties of a Pativratā as
व्रतोपवासनियमं पतिमुल्लङ्घ्य या चरेत् । आयुष्यं हरते भर्त्तु र्मृता निरयमृच्छति ॥ ३५ ॥
If a woman observes vratā, upvāsa etc., without the approval of
husband (disregarding the wish of husband) reduces the life span of
NOTE:This is only a partial answer, an explanation of another viewpoint, which was too large to fit into the comments.
The translation that you may have found is for the wrong verse (Did you get it from this link ?). It should belong to verse 12.49, not 12.47. The sanskrit verse is at the right place but the translation is at a different location.
The verse ...
Veda Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas, the author of the various Puranas and Mahabharata, is a son of Parashara Rishi and Satyavati.
Even before the birth of Parāśara, Kalmāṣapāda in his demoniacal form
ate his father, Śakti. Therefore Parāśara nurtured an obstinate hatred
against the Rākṣasas. So he performed a Yāga to kill all the rākṣasas.
Logically curse works if the person receiving the curse is sensitive enough and has a fear factor in them. According to me a curse is to make the person who is receiving it realise their mistake, if they are insensitive like we are nowadays, it may have very less effect or no effect at all.
A question will arise on what will happen if someone curse non ...
There is a sacred book in Datta Sampradaya called GuruCharitra which is based on life of Datta Avatar Swami Nrusimha Saraswati, in this book Swami Nrusimha Saraswati has preached women to do Vrata. There stories about Shani-Pradosh(शनि प्रदोष),Somvar Vrat,Ekadhashi vrat,Anant-Chaturdashi vrat in this book.
I am going to tell you the general remedy to get rid of the bad effects of Ketu dosha or overcoming ketu dasha. To know the impact of Ketu in one's life, It is important to analyze the person's horoscope chart. First of all, Ketu is a natural malefic planet but not always brings bad to a person.
Ketu is often called as Mokshakaraka. As per Vimshottari dasha ...