Veda Vyasa

Veda Vyasa was the son of Sage Parasara and a fisher woman called Mathsya Gandhi (She who smells of fish). At the time of his birth (approximately 6000 years before), none of our holy books were fully compiled. Parts of each holy book were known to one great sage, who taught what he knew to his disciple. Veda Vyasa spent his life in collecting all these holy books. He divided them in to four Vedas viz. Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana. He also collected stories about various Gods and codified them in to 18 Puranas (Epics but literally “old books”). In the history of India no one has been ever credited to have done this monumental amount of work.