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Parāśara is one of the well-known ṛṣis or sages frequently mentioned in the epics and the [[purāṇas]]. Parāśara was the son of the sage [[Śakti]] and the grandson of the famous [[Vasiṣṭha]]. He is considered as one of the [[gotra]]-pravartakas or the sages from whom the gotras<ref>Gotras means the patriarchal ancestries.</ref> originated. Learning of the cruel end of his father by the demon Kalmāṣapāda, he started a sacrifice for the destruction of the race of demons. He was not only a great sage but also a great scholar of the religious lore. His teachings to other sages and kings like Janaka contain a lot of information on many abstruse facets of religion and philosophy.<ref>Mahā[[bhārata]], Anuśāsanaparva 146 to 149</ref><ref>Mahābhārata, Anuśāsanaparva 150 to 152</ref> He was the father of another great sage Vyāsa or [[Vedavyāsa]] through Satyavatī, the adopted daughter of a chieftain of the fishermen.
  
One of the well-known ṛṣis or sages frequently mentioned in the epics and the purāṇas, Parāśara was the son of the sage Śakti and the grandson of the famous Vasiṣṭha.
 
  
He is considered as one of the gotra-pravartakas or the sages from whom the gotras (patriarchal ancestries) originated.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
Learning of the cruel end of his father at the hands of a demon, Kalmāṣapāda, he started a sacrifice for the destruction of the race of demons.
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He was not only a great sage but also a great scholar of the religious lore. His teachings to other sages and kings like Janaka contain a lot of information on many abstruse facets of religion and philosophy (vide Mahābhārata, Anuśāsanaparva 146 to 149; 150 to 152).
 
  
He was the father of another great sage—Vyāsa or Vedavyāsa—through
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Satyavatī, the adopted daughter of a chieftain of the fishermen.
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Parāśaragītā<ref>Śāntiparva 296-304</ref> and the Paraśarasmṛti are attributed to him.
  
  
 
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One of the well-known ṛṣis or sages frequently mentioned in the epics and the purāṇas, Parāśara was the son of the sage Śakti and the grandson of the famous Vasiṣṭha.
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He is considered as one of the gotra-pravartakas or the sages from whom the gotras (patriarchal ancestries) origi¬nated.
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Learning of the cruel end of his father at the hands of a demon, Kalmāṣapāda, he started a sacrifice for the destruction of the race of demons.
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He was not only a great sage but also a great scholar of the religious lore. His teachings to other sages and kings like Janaka contain a lot of information on many abstruse facets of religion and philosophy (vide Mahābhārata, Anuśāsanaparva 146 to 149; 150 to 152).
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He was the father of another great sage—Vyāsa or Vedavyāsa—through
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Satyavatī, the adopted daughter of a chieftain of the fishermen.
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Parāśaragītā (Sāntiparva 296-304)
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and the Paraśarasmrti are attributed to him.
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Latest revision as of 21:17, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Parasara, ParAZara, Paraashara


Parāśara is one of the well-known ṛṣis or sages frequently mentioned in the epics and the purāṇas. Parāśara was the son of the sage Śakti and the grandson of the famous Vasiṣṭha. He is considered as one of the gotra-pravartakas or the sages from whom the gotras[1] originated. Learning of the cruel end of his father by the demon Kalmāṣapāda, he started a sacrifice for the destruction of the race of demons. He was not only a great sage but also a great scholar of the religious lore. His teachings to other sages and kings like Janaka contain a lot of information on many abstruse facets of religion and philosophy.[2][3] He was the father of another great sage Vyāsa or Vedavyāsa through Satyavatī, the adopted daughter of a chieftain of the fishermen.


References

  1. Gotras means the patriarchal ancestries.
  2. Mahābhārata, Anuśāsanaparva 146 to 149
  3. Mahābhārata, Anuśāsanaparva 150 to 152
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore


By Swami Harshananda

Parāśaragītā[1] and the Paraśarasmṛti are attributed to him.


References

  1. Śāntiparva 296-304
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore