#Thread on veda vyas and vedanga

Veda vyas was a sage who is famous as the author of Mahabharat. But very among us know that the meaning of vyas is “the spliter”, hence veda vyas is a title earned by him. His real name was Krishna Dvaipayana.
The Vedas are Śruti, which means "that which is heard.” In the Dwapara Yuga, these verses were compiled by Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyasa into a set of four books we call the Vedas. (Technically Vyasa only compiled the first three books - Rig, Yajur, and Sama, while
the Atharvana Veda is attributed to the sages Angiras and Atharvan.)

Actually, in the Dwapara Yuga, he compiled these verses from all those different sages into a coherent work, dividing them into a set of four books we call the Vedas.
But Vyasa wasn't the first one to compile and divide the Vedas, and he won't be the last. Vedavyasa is in fact a title, assigned to a different person in every Dwapara Yuga, as described by Vyasa's father Parashara in the Vishnu Purana, khand 3, chapter 3, verse 7 onwards:
Twenty-eight times have the Vedas been arranged by the great Rishis in the Vaivaswata Manwantara in the Dwápara age, and consequently eight and twenty Vyásas have passed away; by whom, in their respective periods, the Veda has been divided into four.
According to sadhguru: “The Vedas remained an oral tradition until the time when the rich Gangetic plain was struck by a famine that lasted over 14 years. They say there was not a drop of rain in all those years. Crops dried up, and the civilization of the day wilted away.
People forgot to recite the Vedas because they were busy gathering whatever food they could find. They completely forgot their traditions. When once again the rains came, and Vyasa saw the loss that had occurred to that civilization because they had lost the Vedas,
he thought it is best to write them down. They were classified into 4 segments, called Rig, Atharva, Sama, and Yajur.”

According to bhagavad puran he is considered as the 17th incarnation of lord vishnu.

Srimad Bhagavatam Skanda 1, Chapter 3, Sloka 21 states:
ततः सप्तदशे जातः सत्यवत्यां पराशरात् ।
चक्रे वेदतरोः शाखां दृष्ट्वा पुंसोऽल्पमेधसः॥

“Thereafter, in the seventeenth incarnation of Godhead, Śrī Vyāsadeva appeared in the womb of Satyavatī through Parāśara Muni, and he divided the one Veda into several branches and subbranches”.
Shreemad Bhagvat Purana - Skandha 8 - Chapter 13 mentions vyasa being Chiranjeevi (immortal) is still alive:

गालवो दीप्तिमान्रामो द्रोणपुत्रः कृपस्तथा ।
ऋष्यशृङ्गः पितास्माकं भगवान्बादरायणः ॥15॥
इमे सप्तर्षयस्तत्र भविष्यन्ति स्वयोगतः ।
इदानीमासते राजन् स्वे स्व आश्रममण्डले ॥16॥
O King, during the eighth manvantara, the great personalities Galava, Diptiman, Parasurama, Asvatthama, Kripacarya, Rishyasringa and our father, Vyasadeva, the incarnation of Narayana, will be the seven sages. For the present, they are all residing in their respective asramas.
May be it refers the tittle ‘vyas’, or may be it refers directly about him.

Apart from that he credited for compiling all the 18 main purana and the brahma sutra or uttar Mimamsa which make him the most respected sage ever.
In brahma sutra he gave a brief description about the VEDANAGAS.

Vedanga are six auxiliary disciplines of Hinduism were developed in ancient times, and have been connected with the study of the Vedas. Actually, it helps you to understand the vedas. They are-
Shiksha- The purpose of the study of shiksha is the attainment of the knowledge of the svaras and the pronunciation of vowels and consonants as short, long and pluta.

vyakarana (grammar) - it useful for performing rites by knowing the correct vedic word.
Nirukta (nirukta): etymology- the desire to know the meaning of the words in the vedic mantras arises. For that purpose bhagavan yaska composed niruktam with thirteen chapters.

Chhanda, prosody- each mantra in a particular metre, and ignorance of the metres becomes an object of
ridicule, and performance of rites is prescribed on the basis of particular metres, the knowledge of metres is desired.

Jyotisha, astrology- In order to know the time such as new-moon for the performance of vedic rites.
Kalpa,ritual instructions- for conveying knowledge about the manner in which vedic rites were to be performed, kalpasUtras were composed.

Well, this great sage is unavailable in our history textbook.
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