He is the author as well as a character in the Mahabharata and considered to be the scribe of both the Vedas, and the supplementary texts such as the Puranas. A number of Vaishnava traditions regard him as an Avatar of Vishnu. Vyasa is sometimes conflated by some Vaishnavas with Badarayana, the author of the Vedanta Sutras. The festival of Guru Purnima, is dedicated to him, and also known as Vyasa Purnima as it is the day, which is believed to be his birthday and also the day he divided the Vedas. He was the son of Satyavati, daughter of a ferryman or fisherman, and the wandering sage Parashara.
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It is said that he was the expansion of the God Vishnu , who came in Dwaparayuga to make all the Vedic knowledge from oral tradition available in written form. He was the son of Satyavati , adopted daughter of the fisherman Dusharaj and the wandering sage Parashara , who is credited with being the author of the first Purana , Vishnu Purana.
Since birth, he already possessed the knowledge of the Vedas, the Dharmashastras and the Upanishads. Vyasa was the son of Sage Parashara and great grandson of Sage Vashistha. Parashara begot Vyasa with Satyavati. She conceived and immediately gave birth to Vyasa.
Vyasa became an adult and left, promising his mother that he would come to her when needed. Vyasa acquired his knowledge from the four Kumaras, Narada and Lord Brahma himself. The site was also the ritual home of the sage Vashishta , along with the Pandavas , the five brothers of the Mahabharata.
During her youth, Satyavati was a fisherwoman who used to drive a boat. One day, sage Parashara was in a hurry to attend a Yajna. Satyavati helped him cross the river borders. On this account, the sage offered her a mantra which would result in begetting a son who would be a sage with wisdom and all good qualities.
Satyavati immediately recited the mantra and thus Vyasa was born. She kept this incident a secret, not telling even King Shantanu. After many years, Shantanu and Satyavati had two sons, named Chitrangada and Vichitravirya. Chitrangada was killed by Gandharvas in a battle, while Vichitravirya was weak and ill all the time. Satyavati then asked Bhisma to fetch queens for Vichitravirya. Bhishma attended the swayamvara conducted by the king of Kashi present-day Varanasi , and defeated all the kings.
Amba openly rebuted the swayamvara as she was in love with the prince of shalva, which was against the rule of swayamvara. Later bhishma came to know that King of kashi was not known about the love of his elder daughter,so bhishma released Amba and allow her to go to Shalva kingdom and marry the prince who rejected her.
She came back to Bhishma and asked him to marry her, which he could not due to his vow. She shuttled between Bhishma and Shalva with no success. Due to this she vowed to kill Bhishma.
During the wedding ceremony, Vichitravirya collapsed and died. Satyavati was clueless on know how to save the clan from perishing. She asked Bhishma to marry both the queens, who refused, as he had taken a vow and had promised her and her father never to marry. He, therefore, could not father an heir to the kingdom. Later, Satyavati revealed to Bhishma, secrets from her past life and requested him to bring Vyasa to Hastinapur.
Sage Vyasa had a fierce personality and a bright, glowing spiritual aura around him. Hence upon seeing him, Ambika who was rather scared shut her eyes, resulting in their child, Dhritarashtra , being born blind. The other queen, Ambalika, turned pale upon meeting Vyasa, which resulted in their child, Pandu , being born pale. Alarmed, Satyavati requested that Vyasa meet Ambika again and grant her another son. Ambika instead sent her maid to meet Vyasa.
The duty-bound maid was calm and composed; she had a healthy child later named Vidura. Shuka appears occasionally in the story as a spiritual guide to the young Kuru princes. Vyasa with his mother Satyavati Main article: Vyasa title Hindus traditionally hold that Vyasa categorised the primordial single Veda into three canonical collections and that the fourth one, known as Atharvaveda , was recognized as Veda only very much later.
Hence he was called Veda Vyasa, or "Splitter of the Vedas," the splitting being a feat that allowed people to understand the divine knowledge of the Veda. The word vyasa means split, differentiate or describe. The Vishnu Purana has a theory about Vyasa. Each cycle is presided over by a number of Manus , one for each Manvantara , that has four ages, Yugas of declining virtues.
The Dvapara Yuga is the third Yuga. The Vishnu Purana Book 3, Ch 3 says: In every third world age Dvapara , Vishnu, in the person of Vyasa, in order to promote the good of mankind, divides the Veda, which is properly but one, into many portions.
Observing the limited perseverance, energy and application of mortals, he makes the Veda fourfold, to adapt it to their capacities; and the bodily form which he assumes, in order to effect that classification, is known by the name of Veda-vyasa. Of the different Vyasas in the present Manvantara and the branches which they have taught, you shall have an account. Twenty-eight times have the Vedas been arranged by the great Rishis in the Vaivasvata Manvantara The first
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Mimuro He had a third son, Vidura veda vyasa ata, by a serving maid Parishrami. Will Devotees Want A Successor? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He went towards the girl and asked her to take him across the river, she paddled on. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Ved Vyasa only vyasq the creator, the author of the great veda vyasa ata of all time, the Mahabharata.
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Subhamoy Das M. Subhamoy Das Updated June 14, Vyasa is perhaps the greatest sage in the history of Hindu religion. Parashara was one of the supreme authorities on astrology and his book Parashara Hora is a textbook on astrology even in the modern age. He has also written a scripture known as Parashara Smriti which is held in such high esteem that it is quoted even by modern scholars on sociology and ethics.