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Irawati Karve says "Vidura is the biological father of Yudhiṣṭhira". Is she right? Which Upaniṣadic story is she referring to?

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 ...
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In the Mahābhārata, where does Vidura-gītā begin and end? What are its first and last verses?

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 ...
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Why was Vidura silent on Lakshagraha?

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 ...
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In the Mahābhārata, where does Vidura-gītā begin and end? What are its first and last verses?

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

The caste of Vidura's wife is Ugra, which needs to be treated as Sudra. Vidura is a sudra. You can observe it from this answer "Vidura said, 'I am born in the Sudra order and, therefore, do not ...
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Who is wife of Vidura?

VIDUR’S WIFE: SULABHA In Mahabharata, Vidura is shown as an ideal devotee, a high class hermit, straight forward and a good statesman. Duryodhana was the only person sullen of Vidur’s straight ...
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Who is wife of Vidura?

Vidhura's mother was a Sudra woman. And Krishna-Dwaipayana, when he met his mother as before, informed her as to how he had been deceived by the seniormost of the princesses and how he had begotten a ...
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How was Vidura born, was it due to any curse?

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 ...
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Irawati Karve says "Vidura is the biological father of Yudhiṣṭhira". Is she right? Which Upaniṣadic story is she referring to?

No, Vidura is not the father but the paternal uncle of Yudhisthira. Both Vidura and Yudhisthira are portions of the god of righteousness, that is it. Vidura is not the father of Yudhisthira but a ...
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Who brought up Vidura?

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 ...
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Who brought up Vidura?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Where is this statement "Destiny determines the consequences...." found?

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 ...
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What is the connection between Vidura from Mahabharata & Rishi Atri?

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 ...
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Who is wife of Vidura?

Vidura's wife is Sulabha.It is mentioned that she was the daughter of King Devaka through a Shudra woman.Devaka was also father of Devaki and grandfather of Krishna.
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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?

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 ...
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