Parasika was an ancient Yavana kingdom inhabited by the Parasikas tribe and mentioned in the Indian epic the Mahabharata.[1][2]

A king named Parasarya is mentioned at two locations in Mahabharata, at 2:4 and at 2:7. It is not clear if he belonged to the Parasikas.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ The Indian Historical Quarterly ... Calcutta Oriental Press. 1942. p. 135.
  2. ^ Annals of the Bhandarkar Institute. Secretary, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. 1926. pp. 133–141.
  3. ^ Aparna, K.; Joshi, Abhishek J.; Vyas, Mahesh (2015). "Adverse reaction of Parasika Yavani (Hyoscyamus niger Linn): Two case study reports". Ayu. 36 (2): 174–176. doi:10.4103/0974-8520.175550. ISSN 0974-8520. PMC 4784128. PMID 27011719.