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Vedavyasadevaru -

vyasaya bhavanaashaya srishaya gunaraashaye |


hrudyaaya shudda vidyaaya madhvaaya cha namO nama: |

jayatyajO KanDaguNOru manDala : |


sadOditO j~JaanamarIchimaalI |
svabhaktahardOchchatamO nihantaa |
vyaasaavataarO hariraatma bhaaskara: |
(mahabhaarata taatparya nirnaya)
It was he who classified the vedas into Rigveda, Yajurveda,
samaveda and Atharvanaveda, and hence he is called as
"Vedavyaasa". He is the Paramathma's avataara with vast literary
and missionary accomplishments.

Sri Vedavyasara patniya hesaru - Ambruni

that is why is chanted as ambruneepathi Vedavyasayanama:|

 Other names of Sri Vedavyasaru


 Krishna Dwaipayanaru
 Baadarayanaru
 Vasista Krishna
 Satyavathi Sutha

Vaishaka Shudda Trayodashi is the Janma dina of Sri


Vedavyasaru. It is called as Vedavavyasa Jayanthi. Sri
Vedavyasaru has born on five occasions. They are :-

1. Vaishaka Shudda Trayodashi


2. Vaishaka Pournami
3. Ashada Pournami
4. Kartheeka Pournami
5. Magha Pournami

Sri Vedavyasaru was born on five occasions in different period :-

Vaivaswata Manvantara -
Third Dwapara yuga,
Seventh Dwdapara yuga,
Sixteenth dwapara yuga,
Twenty fifty dwapara yuga
Twenty eighth Dwapara yuga.

He wrote the 18 Puranas (main epics) viz.,

1. Brahma Purana
2. Padma Purana
3. Vishnu Purana
4. Shaiva Purana
5. Bhagwata Purana
6. Narayana Purana
7. Markandeya Purana
8. Agni Purana
9. Bhavishyottara Purana
10.Brahma Vaivarta Purana
11.Linga Purana
12.Varaha Purana
13.Skanda Purana
14.Vamana Purana
15.Kurma Purana
16.Matsya Purana
17.Garuda Purana
18.Brahmanda Purana
Out of the 18 puranas,

six are Sattvika Puranas and glorify Vishnu ;

They tell about Vishnu Sarvottamatva, - Vishnu Purana, Naradiya Purana,


Padma Purana, Garuda Purana, Varaha Purana, and Bhagavatha Purana are
Sattvika Puranas.

six are Rajasic and glorify Lord Brahma;

-Brahmanda Purana, Brahmavaivarta Purana, Markandeya Purana, Bhavishya


Purana, Vamana Purana, Brahma Purana are Rajasic Puranas.

six are Tamasic and they glorify Lord Shiva - Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana,
Linga Purana, Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana and Agni Purana are Tamasic
Puranas.

18 Upa-Puranas (subsidiary epics) and is the author of the grandest and largest
epic - the Mahabharat which contains the Bhagawad Geeta -one of the greatest
scriptures of the world.

He is also the author of the Bhagawata Purana and the Brahma Sutras. But for
him we would not have had so vast a range of Hindu literature.

Some people called him as Kaschana Rushi: | But Srimadacharyaru


has termed him as the avatara of Srimahavishnu. He stayed as a
rushi only for asura jana mohanaartha. He got a son called
"Shukacharya" for whom he taught the entire Bhagavatha, who in
turn told it to Pareekshit Maharaja.

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