Vidura was the illegitimate brother of Dhirtharashtra and Pandu.
He was an expert in Archery, Dhanur Vidya.
Lord Krishna was so impressed with his Archery, he made sure, when he visited Duryodhan to negotiate peace before the onset of the Mahabharata War,he made sure that Duryodhan insulted Vidura, as a result Vidura did not take part n the Battle .
Vidura was also known for his Righteousness and moral judgment,
While every one kept quiet when Draupadi was being stripped in the open court of Duryodhan,he was the lone figure to condemn the act,even Bhishma kept quiet on this occasion.
His Vidura Needi, dealing with Dharma, Righteousness is a standard text.
Vidura had been on pilgrimage and he planted an Aswatha tree, near Bangalore, India.
Unfortunately, in 2001, this ancient tree fell to the ground.
Vidurashwatha (Kannada:ವಿದುರಾಶ್ವತ್ಥ) is a small village is in the Gauribidanur taluk of Chikkaballapur district in the state of Karnataka, India. Situated near the Karnataka – Andhra Pradesh border and about 6 km from Gauribidanur, it had a major role to play in the freedom movement of India.
Vidurashwatha is known as the Jallianwala Bagh of the South. On April 25, 1938, as a part of the freedom struggle of India, a group of villagers had congregated in a ground to organise a Satyagraha. Similar to what happened at Jallianwala Bagh, police fired indiscriminately at the group resulting in the death of 10 people. A memorial has been erected in this location bearing the names of those who lost their lives in this incident.
There is also Naga Devatha Temple which is as old as the tree, here people do the prathishtapana of the naga god, to fulfil their desires, like having child, do better in business etc., the pooja here is done to alleviate all problems concerned with Naga dosha.
He spent his last days here.
Lord Krishna visited this place.
Kanva Ashram is an ashram in a broken condition near Rawli town according to the legend “Abhigyan Shakuntalam”. Hastinapur’s King Dushyant reached there while hunting and fell in love with Shakuntala at first sight. During Mahabharat when the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas was about to begin, then on the request of both the sides, all wives and children were to be guardianed by Mahatma Vidur. He had insufficient space for them so he found an area for ladies and children, which is now known as Daranagar.