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Vaisampayana or Vaiśampayana was a celebrated sage who was the original teacher of the Black Yajur-Veda. He was a pupil of the great Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, from whom he learned the Jaya, the original 8,800 verses of the Mahabharata. He later expanded the Jaya to 24,000 verses under the name Bharata, which he recited to King Janamejaya at a festival. The Harivamsa is also said to have been recited by him. The full 100,000 verses of the Mahabharata was not complete until several centuries later. The Yajurveda (Sanskrit , a tatpurusha compound of sacrifice + veda knowledge) is one of the four Hindu Vedas. ... Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa was the great sage who authored the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. ... Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The (Devanagari: ), is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the . ... Janamejaya, was the son of Arjunas (Mahabharata)grandson Parikishit. ... The Harivamsa (Skt. ...


Reference

  • Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology


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