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  1. Vyasa

    Krishna Dvaipayana (Sanskrit: कृष्णद्वैपायन, romanized: Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana), better known as Vyasa (; Sanskrit: व्यासः, romanized: Vyāsaḥ, lit. 'compiler') or Vedavyasa (वेदव्यासः, Veda-vyāsaḥ, "the one who classified the Vedas"), is a revered sage portrayed in most Hindu traditions. He is traditionally regarded as the author of the epic Mahabharata. Born to fisherwoman Satyavati and the sage Parashara, Vyasa himself fathered the Kuru king Pandu 'under Niyoga practice' in place of a half-brother who died heirless, at the behest of Satyavati. Vyasa was also the surgeon who put the Kauravas siblings into incubation.Vyasa is also regarded by many Hindus as a partial incarnation (aṃśa-avatāra) of the god Vishnu and the compiler of the mantras of the Vedas into four Vedas, as well as the author of the eighteen Puranas and the Brahma Sutras. He is one of the seven immortal Chiranjeevis, implying he is still alive in the current Kali yuga.


  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.

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  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.

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  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

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