Skip to main content

         * Index                            * Biographies          * Theosophical

         * Glossary of Terms      * Religion                    Organisations                                     

                                                  * Philosophy            * Contributors

Theosophical Encyclopedia

Vyāsa

Vyasa is the legendary author of the great Indian epic Mahabharata. He is said to have also divided the Vedas into four and hence he is also known as Veda-Vyasa. He is also credited for having written the Puranas. Scholars estimate that he must have lived between 1800 and 1500 BCE.

The Visnu-Purana also states that there were twenty-eight Vyasas in history who appeared in each of the twenty-eight world ages (dvapara). He is an incarnation of Visnu who divides the Veda into four in each age.

© Copyright by the Theosophical Publishing House, Manila

Tag Cloud