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The 'Mahabharata' remains a marvel in the literature of the world. Veda Vyasa was the sage who gave the world this Storehouse of realism, wisdom and compassion. And he was the guide to whom seven generations of the high and the humble looked up in hours of sorrow and darkness.
Maharishi Veda Vyasa was the son of Maharshi Parashar
Maharishi Veda Vyasa composed Puranas and Upa-puranas to expound the Vedic teachings for the benefit of the lay people. The puranas are the most extensively read scriptures in India. The word purana means "portrayal of ancient times;.There are eighteen major (maha) and eighteen subsidiary (upa) puranas At the end of it all, Vyasa wrote the Harivamsha, the history of Krishna as Lord. God.
Veda Vyasa is considered immortal, a chiranjivi. He will live, no doubt, immortally through the Vedas, the Brahmasutras and the Gita. He would be guiding the coming generations, as he guided the gone by.
He codified the Veda, the compilation of which was initiated by Maharshi Angiras two millennia back