Sage Parasara is a revered figure in Indian astrology. He lived about 5,000 years ago. He wrote and compiled many Vedic scriptures; notable among them is the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra
, which is the fundamental book of Vedic Astrology
Sage Parasara was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was the spiritual master of King Janaka, the father of Sita. His wife Satyavati is also a revered figure in Hindu mythology. His son, Veda Vyasa, carried forward his legacy by being an accomplished writer of Vedic literature.