: व्यास, vyāsa) is a central and revered figure in most Hindu
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traditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyasa (वेद व्यास, veda vyāsa), (the one who classified the Vedas
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in to four parts) or Krishna Dvaipayana (referring to his complexion and birthplace). He is the author as well as a character in the Mahabharata
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and considered to be the scribe of both the Vedas, and the supplementary texts such as the Puranas
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