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Vidura's death is described in the Asramavasika Parva of the Mahabharata. After the war, Vidura along with his half-brother Dhritarashtra and his sisters-in-law Gandhari and Kunti retire into the forests. One day, Yudhisthira meets Vidura and the latter using his Yogic powers enters into the body of Yudhisthira, leaving behind his own body: "Vaisampayana ...


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Vidura helped PAndava at every chance. The wicked Duryodhana, beholding Bhimasena surpass (everybody) in strength and Arjuna highly accomplished in arms became pensive and sad. Then Karna, the offspring of the Sun, and Sakuni, the son of Suvala, endeavoured by various means to compass the death of the Pandavas. The Pandavas too counteracted all those ...


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Vidura is not the father of Yudhishthira. The circumstances of Yudhishtira's birth are described in this chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata: O Janamejaya, when Gandhari's conception had been a full year old, it was then that Kunti summoned the eternal god of justice to obtain offspring from him. And she offered without loss of time, sacrifices ...


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Vidura Neethi is present in the Udyoga Parva of Mahabharata. Vidura Neeti is the conversation between Dhritharashtra and his minister Vidura. The conversation between Vidura and Dhritharashtra starts in the 33 rd chapter and ends in the 41st chapter of Udyogaparva. The chapter starts by Dhritharashtra calling for Vidura. Dhritarashtra was very anxious ...


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The Udyoga Parva is the 5th chapter of the Mahabharatha. The Vidura Neeti is contained in it. You can download and read the entire discourse given by Mahatma Vidura from here. This PDF contains the Sanskrit verses and also their English translations provided by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. The dialogues are between Dhritarashtra and Vidura. To be precise the ...


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When Niyoga was not successful as expected for 2 widows of Vichitravirya, named AmbikA and AmbalikA, the queen Satyavati again asked AmbikA to give a second try. The princess refused this time and sent her Shudra maid. The maid remained calm during the Niyoga and hence beget a very good child, Vidura. However Vidura was born out of a curse from Rishi ...


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Bhishma, Vyasa and Satyavati nurtured him. Was Satyavati uninterested in Vidura? It is not mentioned in the Mahabharata that Satyavati was not interested in Vidura as he was a son of Dasi. Dasi's varna is not the reason for not mentioning the name. There's nothing wrong with the Dasi. It was Ambika's mistake that she didn't go to Vyasa for a child for the ...


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Who then brought up Vidura? Maharaja Bhishma raised the three children, Dhritarastra, Pandu and Vidura, as if they were his own. As Pandu grew, he excelled all men in archery, whereas Dhritarastra excelled in personal strength, and it was soon known to everyone that there was no one equal to Vidura in devotion to Vishnu and knowledge of the dictates of ...


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Krishna was visiting Hastinapura as a messenger of peace. The peace that would save a lot of lives from the war of Kurukshetra. When the Kauravas get to know that Lord Krishna is coming they have an internal discussion on how well can they impress Krishna. Dritharashtra and his sons do not understand Vidhura's or Bhishma's explanation that one cannot impress ...


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There is a popular conversation between Vidura and Dhritarashtra. It is called Vidura Neeti or Vidura Geeta which extends for nine chapters i.e., chapter 33 to 41 of the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata. The exact quote is not present in the Vidura Neeti but a verse which implies the same i.e., destiny is stronger than one's actions or will is present. This ...


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This seems translation issue. Instead of saying son of Surya, it says son of Atri. In SanskritDocuments, I found two equivalent Sanskrit Shlokas for this: dharmAttu sumahAbhAgaM putraM putravatAM varam . viduraM viddhi taM loke jAtaM buddhimatAM varam .. ~ sanskritdocuments 1 For this Sanskrit Shloka, there is no need to mention Atri in the ...


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The worship being over, king Duryodhana invited him of Vrishni's race--that foremost of victors--to eat at his house, Kesava, however did not accept the invitation. The Kuru king Duryodhana seated in the midst of the Kurus, in a gentle voice but with deception lurking behind his words, eyeing Karna, and addressing Kesava, then said, 'Why, O Janardana, dost ...


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