What is the real name of Veda Vyasa?

Other languages: Hindi

This is very interesting.
As on date, his real name is Krishna Dvaipayana.
There are two parts to this name.
Krishna + Dvaipayana.
Krishna - of dark complexion.
Dvaipayana - born on an island ( dvipa ).

Do you know how the present Veda Vyasa was born?

Vyasa’s mother was Satyavati.
She was ferrying Sage Parashara across river Yamuna.
Their union took place on an island in the river.
She completed the pregnancy instantly and delivered on the spot.

Do Vyasas keep on changing?

Yes.
Vyasa is a position.
In the present chaturyuga which is the 28th in the present manwantara (Vaivaswata), Krishna Dvaipayana is occupying that position.

Who were the Vyasas before Krishna Dvaipayana?

Well, here is a complete list.

First - Swayambhuva
Second - Prajapati
Third - Ushana
Fourth - Brihaspati
Fifth - Savita
Sixth - Mrityu
Seventh - Indra
Eighth - Vasishta
Ninth - Saraswatha
Tenth - Tridhama
Eleventh - Trivrisha
Twelfth - Bharadwaja
Thirteenth - Antariksha
Fourteenth - Vapri
Fifteenth - Trayyaruna
Sixteenth - Dhananjaya
Seventeenth - Kratunjaya
Eighteenth - Rinajya
Nineteenth - Bharadwaja
Twentieth - Gautama
Twenty-first - Haryatma
Twenty-second - Vajashrava
Twenty-third - Trinabindu
Twenty-fourth - Valmiki
Twenty-fifth - Shakti
Twenty-sixth - Parashara
Twenty-seventh - Jatukarna
Twenty-eighth - Krishna Dvaipayana

Vyasa of the upcoming twenty-ninth chaturyuga will be Ashwatthama, son of Drona.
The tasks of Vyasa are the division of Veda into four and also the revelation of Puranas and Mahabharata.

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With whom is Guru Purnima connected ?

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Ramaswamy Sastry and Vighnesh Ghanapaathi

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