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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Vaisampayana, VaiZampAyana, Vaishampaayana

Vaiśampāyana was one of the four chief disciples of Vyāsa to whom the Yajurveda had been taught. The sage Yājñnavalkya was his nephew and disciple who later left him. He taught the Mahābhārata to Janamejaya.[1]


  1. Ādiparva Ch. 125
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore