His immense insight into the culture, traditions and conditions of those days,he observed that the knowledge of the great Vedas was dispersed andscattered. Hence he took up the huge task of re-arranging and organizing theVedas and classified them into 4 Vedas, now famous as Rig Veda, Yajur Veda,Saama Veda and Atharvana Veda. Being a self-driven man with immenseknowledge and foresight, Krishnadvaipayana was not satisfied with the fame hehad gained with the classification of the 4 Vedas that were disorganized andagglomerated. He further re-organized each of the Vedas and divided them into4 categories 'Samhita', 'Brahmana', 'Aaranyaka' and 'Upanishad'.'Samhitas' contained the metrical (mantra) text of each of the Vedas,'Brahmanas' contained commentaries detailing the performance of the rituals,'Aaranyakas' contain the mantras relating to the mental conditioning of thepeople in Vanaprasthashrama(ascetics) and 'Upanishads' contain theknowledge of 'Brahman' and philosophical musings on the nature of 'Brahman'. The Vedas also contained the 'Upasanas' that describes the systematic practiceof meditating and attaining the all-pervading 'Brahman'. The humongous taskof classifying the Vedas into 4 and each in-turn into four purposeful categorieswhich was undertaken by Krishnadvaipayana, earned him the sobriquet of 'Veda Vyasa'. 'Vyasa' literally means people who classify and hence he was theone who classified the Vedas appropriately he came to be known as 'VedaVyasa'. This has been an unparalleled and tremendous achievement.
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As a result of this achievement Veda Vyasa was respectfully called as
Veda Vyasa.Even after such a huge accomplishment and service rendered by theclassification of the Vedas, Veda Vyasa thought that he had not done enoughtowards the growth of 'Dharma' in the society and common people. The reasonbeing, the Vedas were not perceivable by all and was not in the grasp of eachand everyone in the society. He thought that the Dharmic principles would beeasily perceivable and apprehensible to all if it was in the form of stories.Hence he conceived and wrote the Puranas in Sanskrit, which were more in the