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In the Mahabharata, the state of Vidura just prior to his departure is vividly described. Here's the excerpt

He had matted locks on his head, and gravels in his mouth, and was exceedingly emaciated. He was perfectly naked. His body was besmeared all over with filth, and with the dust of various wild flowers.

[Section 26, Asramavasa Parva, Asramavasika Parva, The Mahabharata]

The part that particularly piqued my interest is the mention of Vidura having gravels in his mouth. Is it possible that the presence of these rocks could be part of a sadhana? If so, could anyone provide the name of this specific sadhana and elaborate on its purpose or significance in the context of Hindu texts?

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