Vyasa appears for the first time as the compiler of, and an important character, in the Mahabharata. It is said that, he was the expansion of VishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. Himself who came in Dwaparyuga to make all the Vedic knowledge available in written form which was available in Sound form at that time. He was the son of Satyavati, daughter of the fisherman Dusharaj, and the wandering sage Parashara (who is accredited for being the author of the first Purana: Vishnu Purana).
He was born on an island in the river Yamuna. He was dark-complexioned and hence may be called by the name KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... (black), and also the name Dwaipayana, meaning 'island-born'.
Vyasa was grandfather to the Kauravas They were the descendants of Kuru. Duryodhana was considered the most important Kaurava. They were hundred in number and had only one sister named Dushala. They were parented by Gandhari and Dhritarashtra. They fought against the Pandavas in the war of Mahabharata. They also didn’t want the Pandavas to rule and thus also sent them into exile.
and Pandavas. Their fathers, Dhritarashtra and Pandu, the sons of Vichitravirya He was a character in Mahabharata. His father was Santanu and mother was Satyavati. He was the grandfather of Kauravas and Pandavas. He was crowned a king at a very early age. After reaching a suitable age, Bhishma won three women in swayamvara who were, Amba, Ambika and Amblika. He was, but, married to only two of them who were Ambika and Ambalika. He died of tuberculosis before he could get a son. Vyasa then used his yogic powers to make children for Vichitravirya. Neither is life nor his death was a comfortable one.
by the royal family, were fathered by him. He had a third son, Vidura, by a serving maid Parishrami.
Vyasa is traditionally known as author of this epic and likewise features as an important character in it. His mother Satyavati later married the King Shantanu He was a Kuru king and a major character in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. In his previous birth, he was a powerful king named Mahabhisha and has many virtuous qualities. He was cursed by Brahma to be born as a mortal. He was also cursed to experience great emotional pain in the hands of Ganga. She married Shantanu in her next birth and made him promise never to ask any questions from her. The king was so mesmerized by her beauty that he agreed. She drowned all their sons, except one, causing him immense pain and severe heartbreak. She even left him after the break of the promise.
of Hastinapura, and had two sons Chitrangada and Vichitravirya. Chittrangada died unmarried and Vichitravirya died without issue and hence their mother asked Vyasa to father the child through "niyoga" method. Niyoga method is fathering the child through transmission of energy to the female without physical touch. (This is not correct - read "Niyoga" method.)
Vyasa fathers the princes Dhritarashtra and Pandu by Ambika and Ambalika. Vyasa told them that they should come alone near him. First did Ambika, but because of shyness and fear she closed her eyes. Vyasa told Satyavati that this child would be blind. Later this child was named Dhritarashtra. Thus Satyavati sent Ambalika and warned her that she should remain calm. But Ambalika's face became pale because of fear. Vyasa told her that child would suffer from anaemia, and he would not be fit enough to rule the kingdom. Later this child was known as Pandu.
Then Vyasa told Satyavati to send one of them again so that a healthy child can be born. This time Ambika and Ambalika sent a maid in the place of themselves. The maid was quite calm and composed, and she got a healthy child later named as Vidura. While these are his sons, another son Suka, born of his wife, sage Jabali's daughter Pinjala (Vatika), is considered his true spiritual heir. He makes occasional appearances in the story as a spiritual guide to the young princes.
Vyasa with his mother:
In the first book of the Mahabharata, it is described that Vyasa asked GaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ... to aid him in writing the text, however Ganesha imposed a condition that he would do so only if Vyasa narrated the story without pause. To which Vyasa then made a counter-condition that Ganesha must understand the verse before he transcribed it. Thus Vyasa narrated the entire Mahabharata and all the Upanishads and the 18 Puranas, while Ganesha wrote.
Vyasa is supposed to have meditated and authored the epic by the foothills of the river Beas (Vipasa) in the Punjab region.