Narrating about the life of Sage Veda Vyasa, Suta said to the sages-
“Once while sage Parashar was on his pilgrimage, he arrived at the bank of Yamuna. Satyavati, who emitted the smell of fish, helped him cross the river. Sage Parashar was very pleased with her. He transformed the bad smell emitting from her body into fragrance. He also told her that she would be fortunate to give birth to a son as mighty as lord Vishnu.
In due course of time Satyavati gave birth to a child. The child was given the name Krishnadwaipayan by Satyavati’s father. Soon after his birth the child told his mother that he was going to do penance and he would come back to see her the moment she desired.
The child did tremendous penance and became famous as Veda Vyasa. With this deep knowledge and insight he categorized the different sections of Veda. After the accomplishment of his penance. Veda Vyasa went on a pilgrimage. He came to Kashi with a desire to write the Puranas. To get the blessings of Lord Shiva he worshipped the Madhyeshwar linga. Lord Shiva became pleased by his devotion and blessed him. Ved Vyasa created numerous Puranas like – Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, Vishnu Purana, Shiva Purana, Bhagavat Purana, Bhavishya Purana, Narada Purana, Markandeya Purana, Agni Purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Linga Purana, Varaha Purana, Kurma Purana, Matsya Purana, Garuda Purana, Vamana Purana, Skanda Purana and Brahmanda Purana.