History of Vedvyas Dham
History and popular legend bore testimony of Mahamuni’s place of meditation. The place was surrounded by rivers, forests and a small locality named “Dasarajagarh”. The name of the hill was “Mahavir hill”. It was situated on the eastern side of river koili. Three rivers Shankha Koili and Saraswati originated from the hills which were united to form a “Triveni Sangam” of river Brahmani. People launch infliching faith and devotion on the sanctity of the place. Worships, cremations and funeral ceremony take place throughout the year. A cave inside the hill goes by the name “Siddha sthana” and “Vedvyas” cave. Mahamuni Parashar stepped on the place for meditation. He intended to cross the river but failed to find any boat. He noticed the eight year old daughter of the boat man was playing there. She informed the sage about his father’s illness and requested him to sit in the boat.
Accordingly mahamuni Parashar sat on the boat and started crossing the river. At the same time the Mahamuni heard a divine voice that it was the ripe time for the birth of a child who would preach the scriptural knowledge for the well being of the universe. It would be his “Siddhi” in meditation. Finding no other way out the Mahamuni sprinkled the ritual water on the girl and turned her to a sixteen year old full blossomed girl. The name of the girl was “Matsyagandha” she came out as “Yojana-gandha” whose essence spread out as far as three miles. Finally from the union of Mahamuni and “Yojanagandha” an eight year child took birth. Mahamuni clouded the day to conceal this shameful incident in obedience to the divine voice. The child was divine and bred in the island. He went by the name Krishna Divepayan and finally Vyasader. Parashar again turned the sixteen year old girl in her original eight year old figure.
He founded an Ashram in the Himalayas for the purpose of meditation and finally came out as “Siddha muni”. He summoned ‘Sri Ganeshji’ and divided the Vedas into four parts and brought to light eighteen puranas for generations to come. His birth place was famous by the name “Vedvyas” which attracts devotees and spiritualists seeking upliftment of their souls.