Vyasa

central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions

occupation: poet, philosopher, compiler

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Vyasa (; Sanskrit: व्यास, literally "Compiler") is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyāsa (वेदव्यास, veda-vyāsa, "the one who classified the Vedas") or Krishna Dvaipāyana (referring to his dark complexion and birthplace). He is generally considered the author of the Mahabharata, as well as a character in it and the scribe of both the Vedas and Puranas, also known as Puranik. Vyasa is also considered to be one of the seven Chiranjivins (long lived, or immortals), who are still in existence according to Hindu belief. 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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Mahabharata

one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India

author: Vyasa

Bhagavata Purana

Sanskrit text, most popular of the eighteen major Puranas, story of Krishna

author: Vyasa

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Kalki Purana

A minor Purana genre Hindu text named after Kalki

author: Vyasa

Sabha Parva

second book of the Mahabharata

author: Vyasa

Drona Parva

seventh book of the Mahabharata

author: Vyasa

Krishna Upanishad

book by Vyasa

author: Vyasa

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