What does vyasa mean?

Definitions for vyasa

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vyasa.


  1. Vyasa

    Vyasa is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyasa, or Krishna Dvaipayana. He is the author of the Mahabharata, as well as a character in it. He is considered to be the scribe of both the Vedas and Puranas. Vyasa is a kala-Avatar or part-incarnation of the God Vishnu. Vyasa was sometimes conflated by some Vaishnavas with Badarayana, the compiler of the Vedanta Sutras, but Badarayana is none other than Sri Krishna Dvaipayana also called as Sri Veda Vyasa, the incarnation of the Supreme Narayana. Vyāsa is also considered to be one of the seven Chiranjivins, who are still in existence according to general Hindu belief. He is also the fourth member of the Rishi Parampara of the Advaita Guru Paramparā of which Adi Shankara is the chief proponent. The festival of Guru Purnima is dedicated to him. It is also known as Vyasa Purnima for it is the day believed to be both his birthday and the day he divided the Vedas.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vyasa

    the mythical author of the Hindu Mahâbhârata and the Puránas; was the illegitimate child of a Brahman and a girl of impure caste of the fisher class.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vyasa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vyasa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of vyasa

  1. vyasa


Find a translation for the vyasa definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these vyasa definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"vyasa." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/vyasa>.

Are we missing a good definition for vyasa? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for vyasa:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.