Maharshi Krishna Dvaipayana Vedavasya
The great ascetic who is worshiped as a guru in Indian religious life is Krishna Dvaipayana Vedavasya. For this reason his birth date Sravani Purnima is celebrated as Gurupurnima.
Different manifestations of the same entity can be seen in Maharshi Dvaipayana diameter. He is the myth of India
He is one of the notable sage characters of the epic.
He is the author of the best epic Mahabharata in India. Not only that, he is also the hero of Mahabharata. His presence can be seen in every critical moment of the epic story.
Rishi Parashar, the author of many mantras of the Vedas and the father of many scriptures, was the father of Dvaipayana Vasya. Mother’s name is Satyavati.
Every word of his name has meaning. Dvaipayana because he was born on an island in the river Yamuna, the color of the skin is black so Krishna dvaipayana. And Vedavasya says that he divided the entire Vedas according to their merits.
There is no reason to think that his description in the Mahabharata was sage-like at all. Vyasadeva, a huge black man, had a mass of matted hair (brown Jatavar) around his head. A terrifying look.
His strange birth story is recorded in the Mahabharata. Satyavati was the daughter of King Uparichar Basu and Adrika. The smell of fish emanated from his body. His other name was Matsyagandha.
Satyavati was brought up in the house of a slave king on the banks of the Yamuna. As a young woman, Satyavati was engage to cross the river at the behest of her foster father. Satyavati used to let people cross the river alone in the forest.
Once on a pilgrimage, the sage came to the river Parashar and saw the beautiful Satyavati or the fish-scent. Fascinated by her appearance, the sage expressed his desire to marry her.
Satyavati told him of her sorrow. Parashar assures her that the fishy smell of your body will be like lotus in my grant a boon. And so it is, for this reason her another name is Padmagandha.
Satyavati was also known as Yojanagandha because this smell could be found from few miles distance.
Sage Krishna Dvaipayana was born on an island shortly after Parashar grant a boon, and met of both Parashar and Satyavati.
He was born ascetic and ascetic. After the birth, the father went to do austerities with Parashar. As you are leaving, tell Mother Satyavati that whenever you remember me, I will come to you.
Satyavati later married Shantanu, the king of Hastinapur. He had two sons named Chitrangada and Bichitravirya in the palace. But unfortunately both of them died at a young age.
Satyavati was preoccupied with the future of Hastinapur after the untimely death of her two sons. He remembers Vyasadeva, in consultation with Shantanu and Bhishma, the son of Ganga.
At the request of the mother, Beas appeared and at the request of the mother, according to the social and religious customs of the time, Bichitravirya’s wife Ambika and Ambalika gave birth to a child.
Thus, in the womb of Ambika was born , the blind son Dhritarashtra, and in the womb of Ambalika, the son Panduvarn, Pandu.
At the request of Mother Satyavati, Vyasadeva gave birth to a son in the womb of a pious maid
He is the all-knowing Mahagyani Bidur.
The three sons of the sage are the heirs of the Kurubangas and the three pillars of the Mahabharata story.
Vyasadeva’s ashram was on the banks of the river Saraswati, where he practiced austerities. One day he saw a bird feeding his two young cubs.
Seeing this scene, the childish affection of Vyasadeva is awakened. He expressed his desire to marry Devarshi Narad.
After this, the son of Vyasadeva who was born in the womb of Apsara Ghritachi, his name is Shuka.
With the birth of Dhritarashtra and Pandu in the Kuru dynasty, Vyasadeva was in fact deeply involved in the context of the great Mahabharata story.
It was with his blessing that Gandhari’s centenary was born. On his advice, Gandhari was able to cut a piece of meat into one hundred and one pieces and become the mother of a hundred sons and a daughter.
When there was a crisis over the marriage of Panchali Draupadi with the Pandavas, Vyasadeva appeared and gave timely advice.
When the battle of Kurukshetra became inevitable, Vyasadeva appeared in the royal court one day and wanted to give divine vision to Dhritarashtra, so that he could witness the battle of this equity and iniquity with his own eyes.
In fact, Dhritarashtra, who was apparently blind and had a son-loving friend, was the guardian of iniquity. So he was afraid of the consequences of this crusade and refused to accept the divine vision.
Then Vyasadeva Sarathi bestowed divine vision on Sanjay. Sanjay with that vision. Blind Dhritarashtra narrated the story of Kurukshetra war for eighteen days.
When a hundred sons died in the battle of Kurukshetra, mourners cursed Gandhari determined to destroy the Pandavas. Vyasadeva saved him from this destructive action.
Thus the presence of Vyasadeva can be seen in every significant dramatic moment of the Mahabharata.
It is like a formidable pastime to enjoy one’s own world and life in many ways in one’s own created world.
At the request of Sanjay, Vyasadeva started writing the story of Mahabharata after the Great War.
It is said that he composed the verses of the Mahabharata orally and was transcribed by Siddhidata Ganesha.
The Mahabharata is not only a historical story, it contains the eternal religion, philosophy, austerities, politics, way of life, folklore, etc. of India. In fact, the whole of India has been described in the Mahabharata with all its organs and souls in the story. The enormity and scope of this story is undeniable.
Apart from composing the epic Mahabharata, Vyasadeva divided the entire Veda into Rik, Sam, Jaju, Otharbo of these four parts. The Mahabharata is called the Panchamaveda. Vyasadeva is also the author of Vedanta.
Besides, he has composed eighteen Puranas and eighteen Uppuranas by collecting the ancient stories prevalent in Indian sages.
The names of the disciples of Vyasadeva found in the Mahabharata are Agnibarchas, Akritabran, Asit, Debal, Mitrayus, Vaishampayan, Savarni, Sumanta, Suta. He also accepted his son Shuk as a disciple. He is the Veda of the disciples Mahabharata taught. They were the ones who memorized the great events of the Mahabharata and published and propagated them in different directions.
Vyasadeva left this world in a state of burial at Vadrikashram, his abode on the banks of Saraswati.