vyasa granting sanjaya
divine vision in the mahabharata
|festivals||festival of guru purnima, is dedicated to him, and also known as the vyasa purnima|
- parashara (father)
- satyavati (mother)
|children||vidura, shuka, pandu, dhritarashtra|
vyasa (/; sanskrit: व्यास, literally "compiler") is the legendary author of the mahabharata, vedas and puranas, some of the most important works in the hindu tradition. he is also called veda vyāsa (वेदव्यास, veda-vyāsa, "the one who classified the vedas") or krishna dvaipāyana (referring to his dark complexion and birthplace).
the festival of guru purnima is dedicated to him. it is also known as vyasa purnima, the day believed to be both of his birth and when he divided the vedas. vyasa is considered one of the seven chiranjivins (long-lived, or immortals), who are still in existence according to hindu tradition.