many avatharas which Lord Vishnu has undertaken. Vyasa is also called byother names viz. Krishna Dvaipayana, Veda Vyasa, and Badarayana.
Lineage of Veda Vyasa
For the purpose of lineage we restrict ourselves to the current Vyasa of 28
Dwapara Yuga. Born in a family of great sages, Veda Vyasa was the greatgrand son of Brahma Manasa Putra, sage Vasista, grand son of sage Shaktiand son of sage Parasara. Vyasa was born to Parasara and Sathyavathi (a
Mastya Gandha) who later married King of Hastinapura,Shantanu. He was born on an island in the river Yamuna. It is believed andsaid that Veda Vyasa at the request of his mother was responsible for thebirth of Dhritharastra, and Pandu through Ambika and Ambalika and Vidura
through a maid in the Queen’s palace.
Later he married Pinjala (daughter of sage Jabali) and through her he had a son by name sage Sukha who is saidto be the true spiritual heir of Vyasa. Vyasa was said to be an incarnation of Lord Sri ManNarayana.
Other names of Vyasa
Originally Vyasa was called as Krishna Dvaipayana. Since Vyasa was dark incolour and born on an island he was called as Krishna Dvaipayana. He wascalled as Veda Vyasa since he had organized Vedas into four divisions. Hewas also called as Badarayana meaning one who is an inhabitant of Badarikaforest which is full of Jujube trees. His hermitage is said to be in Badari.
Veda Vyasa &Vishnu Sahasra Nama Sthothram
Vyaasam Vasishhta Naptaaram Shakteh PautramakalmashamParaasharaatmajam Vande Shukataatam TaponidhimVyasaaya Vishnu Roopaaya Vyaasa Roopaaya VishnaveNamo Vai Brahma Nidhaye Vaasishtaaya Namo NamahKrishnaDvaipayanam Vyasam sarvalokahite ratamVedaabjaBhaskaram Vande Samadhinilayam MunimPoorva Peetika of Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama Sthothram which forms a part of the Epic Mahabharatha describes Vyasa in a befitting manner. Veda Vyasa is