The Smritis are based on the teachings of the Vedas. It lays down the laws which regulate Hindu national, social, family and individual obligations. Some things are better dead than alive. A Kricchhra consists in reciting the Gayatri verse ten thousand times. Krichchhra-chandrayana, Krichchhra-santapana, Prajapatya, Chandrayana etc were different types of fasts which one should observe for so and so many days keeping such and such traditions and taking bath sometimes 12 times a day to get rid of sins.
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Through these actions, a Brahmin gets free from the sin he commits unknowingly. A cordial welcome should also be extended to such a guest like the ones already present. Even the guest arriving after dining is over should be welcomed with honour. Such a pious conduct of a householder today ensures his right to a place in heaven.
A guest should not be asked to reveal his caste and creed for it indents the religion. Donation is the only intact support of religion today. Character of donation has also changed completely today.
Sage Parashar says :In Satya Yuga, the donor used to visit the home of the beggar to make donations. But one should take care that the donation must be made for good deeds and to a deserving person only Sowing of seeds in a good fertile field and making donation to a deserving person never go futile. Making donation is an easy and divine measure to ensure success of life in this world and in another.
This dictate of sage Parashar is still being followed faithfully even today Giving Alms: Like other religious actions, there are certain evolved norms to give away alms. First of all, pour water on the palms of the ascetic and then give him alms. According to Parashar, alms given away in such way are as inexhaustible as the Mount Sumeru and the whole waters of the ocean. The sin committed unknowingly while offering sacrifices to the dead ancestors is done away with by the beggar.
But, a crime committed against a beggar at such a moment is never done away with by the offering of sacrifices to the dead ancestors. Offering Sacrifices to the dead ancestors: Offering sacrifices to the dead ancestors is one of the five great Yagyas. During this ritual, a Brahmin should make offerings to the sacred fire. Then, he should use the remaining cereals to offer to the dead ancestors and also to the animals and birds.
Then he should take it as a pious giving of God. While dining, a Brahmin should not cover his head, should not face the south and should not put his hand on the left leg. These are all deeds characteristic of demons. Even those who carry out the cremation of the person, who had committed suicide, have to expiate for their sin. After her monthly periods, a woman must crave for intercourse only in the company of her husband. A woman, who does not dedicate herself after her periods to her husband, goes to hell after her death and faces widowhood in subsequent births.
A sweet relation between the spouses is the key to a successful social life. Hence, they should help each other with dedication at the times of emergency. When purified, he should complete his original fast. If a dog bites a woman, she may get purified instantly by sighting the moon. Killing of peafowl is even severe sin. One must worship Lord Shankar to get free from the sin of killing a peafowl. It asserts that such sins should not be hidden because such a practice only adds to the sins.
If a cow or an ox dies while tethering or yoking, expiation is necessary because those animals were under the honour and assisting him. If the same is suspected, sage Parashar dictates that it must be expiated for leaving the food.
If the cow or an ox dies due to forceful enclosure, tethering, yoking and killed deliberately, a sin equal to killing a cow results. One must observe a fast for a quarter of a day if death of the cow is due to forceful enclosure.
For the death due to tethering, fast for half a day is required. If yoking is the cause of death, fast for three-quarters of a day and for deliberate killing, fast for a full day. For the fast of half day, shaving of the bodily hair, moustache and beard is required.
Donation of a bull is required for the fast of three-quarters of a day while donation of two cows is required for a full day fast. DONATION: One must donate a pair of clothes- dhoti and kurta to a Brahmin to complete the fast of a quarter day and a saucer of bronze to complete the fast of half day. Sage Parashar, it seems, had known that it would be a characterizing feature of Kali Yuga. Hence, he says :A man who has relations with other women than his wife, can get purified only by observing Chandrayan Vrata a fast devoted to the moon.
Those Brahmins, who have illegal carnal relations with the women of low caste must observe a fast for three days and three nights continuously. Then, he must get shaven of his head hair including the normal tuft of hair left otherwise. And ultimately, he should observe to Prajapatya Vrata. A man must expiate for the sins of eating cereals of Shudra, Sutak, downtrodden, of suspicious origin, forbidden otherwise, or defiled food.
There is a provision of Krichchha Vrata. If one has a nightmare in which he sees himself vomiting, getting shaven, having intercourse or sees smokes rising above a cremation ground, one should get purified by taking proper bath. Taking a proper bath, ill effects of a nightmare are removed. Prajaapatya Vrata is sufficient to get free from such sin. Such a Brahmin is powerless and Smriti allows certain flexibility to such a Brahmin for the study of the Vedas.
If complete study of Vedas is out of power, a Brahmin must necessarily study a part of Veda. If a person, who has resolved to dine silently, speaks or has to speak during his meal must get up at once. All the people dining together must stand up together after finishing their meal.
One should not eat on the reverse side of plantain and without proper lighting during the night. One, who runs his life by unjust means stays away from the pious deeds. Unjust means add to irreligion and irreligion leads to loss of life.
Drinking water directly immersing mouth in the river is also forbidden. One should observe a fast for a day for having eaten cereals of a characterless Brahmin.
If a woman comes in menses within eighteen days of the previous one, she can get purified by taking a bath. A Brahmin, who has stolen gold must go to the court with a mortar and confess his crime before the king. He is purified now, whether or not the king hits him with the morta Thus, Parashar Smriti shows the people of Kali Yuga, the way of religious conduct. And the people follow the dictates of this Smriti with respect.
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In later and modern scholarly usage, the term refers to tradition, memory, as well as a vast post-Vedic canon of "tradition that is remembered". In Hindu mythology,  Smriti is the name of the daughter of Dharma  and Medha. All Smriti texts are regarded to ultimately be rooted in or inspired by Shruti. Each of six major schools of Hinduism has its own literature on dharma. At the personal dharma level, this includes many chapters of Yogasutras. Artha : Artha-related texts discuss artha from individual, social and as a compendium of economic policies, politics and laws. Major treatises on the pursuit of moksa include the later Upanishads early Upanishads are considered Sruti literature , Vivekachudamani , and the sastras on Yoga.
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Through these actions, a Brahmin gets free from the sin he commits unknowingly. A cordial welcome should also be extended to such a guest like the ones already present. Even the guest arriving after dining is over should be welcomed with honour. Such a pious conduct of a householder today ensures his right to a place in heaven. A guest should not be asked to reveal his caste and creed for it indents the religion. Donation is the only intact support of religion today.