Who is Veda Vyasa

Who were all the different ved vyas?

As I discuss in this answer, the Vedas have their origins in sages known as Dhristas from time immemorial having heard sacred verses directly from the gods during a state of tapasya (deep meditation). And then in each Dwapara Yuga a sage named Veda Vyasa takes these mantras and divides them into the four books that we call Vedas (more precisely, the Samhitas of the Vedas). (Incidentally, contrary to what you said, the work of Vyasa is only related to the Vedas. It's just that our current Vyasa has done other things like writing the Mahabharata, Puranas and Brahma Sutras.)

In the Vishnu Purana the current (Krishna Dwaipayana) Veda Vyasas father Parashara describes all Veda Vyasas in the current Vaivasvata Manvantara:

Twenty-eight times the Vedas were arranged by the great Rishis in the Vaivaswata Manwantara in the Dwápara age, and consequently twenty-eight Vyásas have died; by whom in their respective periods the Veda was divided into four. These are the twenty-eight older Vyásas, of which the Veda was divided into four parts in the previous Dwápara Age. In the next Dwápara, Drauńi (the son of Drońa) will be the Vyása when my son, the Muni Krishńa Dwaipáyana, who is the actual Vyása, will stop (in this character).

Notice that we are currently living in the 28th Kali Yuga des Vaivasvata Manvantara. So, as you said, our Vyasa is Krishna Dwaipayana. And the next Vyasa will be Drona's son Ashwatthama as I discuss in this answer.

yogi

Why is only Dwapara Yuga selected for editing and changing fonts?

Keshav Srinivasan ♦

@Creator First of all, the task is not to change the Vedas. The Vedic mantras are of divine origin and must therefore not be modified. The task of Vyasa is only to compile the Vedic mantras and divide them into the four books that we call Vedas (more precisely, the Samhitas of the Vedas).

yogi

Yes, I know that there is only one Veda up to Treta Yuga. Yajur Veda, also our Vyasa (krishna dwypiyana), is a direct incarnation of Hari. Is that why he created additional texts that you mentioned?

Keshav Srinivasan ♦

@Creator Well, why the Vedas are divided in Dwapara Yuga, it is because as the Yugas progress, man's mental faculties are diminished so that it becomes difficult for man to read the entire Vedas as a single work. So the Vedas are divided into four parts to make them easier to read. This is what Parashara says in the chapter I linked, "By observing the limited stamina, energy, and application of mortals, [Vishnu] makes the Veda quadruple to suit their abilities and the body shape he is in Assuming the correct order to effect this classification is known as Veda-vyása ".

Keshav Srinivasan ♦

@Creator The Adi Parva of the Mahabharata says the same thing about why Vyasa shared the Vedas; It was the limited abilities of people in the later Yugas: holy-texts.com/hin/m01/m01064.htm "And the learned Dwaipayana, which sees that virtue is destined to be paralyzed by one leg per Yuga (she has four legs in total)) and that the period of life and strength of the people followed the Yugas and were moved by the desire to gain the favor of Brahman and the Brahmins who arranged the Vedas. "