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What is the etymology of the name Vidura?

What is the etymology of the name Vidura? Is there a verse that in the Mahabharata that indicates the meaning of his name and how it arose?
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Significance of stones in mouth: An intriguing aspect of Vidura's final state in the Mahabharata

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. ...
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What was the caste of Vidur's wife?

What was the caste of Vidur's wife? To which caste does Vidur's wife belong?
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Mandavya Rishi, the King and Yamaraja Curse

As per the Adi Parva of Mahabharata, Chapter 106 & 107, the story of Mandavya Rishi is narrated. In short, he was given a punishment by the soldiers of a (KING ?) , and thus made to sit on a ...
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Who are children of Vidura?

Vidura is a well-known character in Hinduism. He is the brother of Pandu, Dhritarashtra. He is an expert in analyzing dharma. Dhritarashtra has 101 children and Pandu has five children. Does Vidura ...
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How can Yuddhistirha be son of Yamraj ji if Yamraj Ji himself incarnated as Vidura [duplicate]

I have recently learned that Vidura Ji is the incarnation of Yamraj ji because of the curse given by Rishi Mandavya. But it is known that Pandu and Kunti ask Yamraj ji for a son (Yuddhistira).So I am ...
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Who is wife of Vidura?

Vidura is an important character in Mahabharatam. Is he married? If yes, who is his wife?
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How did Vidura die in the Mahabharata?

As per my knowledge, Vidura was the Prime Minister of the Hastinapur and resigned from the post as war was decided. After the end of war, Yudhishthira appointed him as Prime Minister. But I've never ...
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Where is this statement "Destiny determines the consequences...." found?

Does anyone know the source for the following quote? Destiny determines the consequences of our actions but not the actions themselves. I heard that this is told by Vidura to Dhritarastra. This ...
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What is the connection between Vidura from Mahabharata & Rishi Atri?

Mahabharat Sambhava Parva mentions the following about Vidura: O king, thou shouldst know that he who was known on earth as Vidura, who was the first of all virtuous men, who was the god of Justice ...
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Why did Lord Krishna stay at Vidura's house instead of Duryodhana's house when he had gone for an alliance with Kauravas?

If Lord Krishna wanted to stay with Duryodhana's house But why he chosen the Viduar's house? I have heard one notable thing is that Lord Krishna had eaten the dandelion's bread in Vidura's house.
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Who brought up Vidura?

Vidura, as the Mahabharata says, was an unwanted child. He was born to 'Dasi' so unimportant that even Vyasa did not care to mention her name. Queen Satyavati who had proposed the Niyoga was not ...
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Why was Vidura silent on Lakshagraha?

Vidura already know about Lakshagraha before Pandavas go varnavat. He also warns the pandvas with different Mleccha language. From Wikipedia: "A weapon not made of steel or any other material ...
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How was Vidura born, was it due to any curse?

What is the story behind the birth of Vidura? Was there any curse for him to be born in the mortal world?
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Irawati Karve says "Vidura is the biological father of Yudhiṣṭhira". Is she right? Which Upaniṣadic story is she referring to?

Irawati Karve in her book Yugānta, which is a commentary on the Mahābhārata, says: There are two more incidents which lend support to this contention [that Dharma is the son of Vidura]. After ...
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In the Mahābhārata, where does Vidura-gītā begin and end? What are its first and last verses?

In the Mahābhārata, in which parva and chapter, does the Vidura-gītā begin and end? What are its first and last verses along with their English translation? What are some popular and useful verses ...
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