Vidura’s Tree Near Bangalore His Last Days


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.

The name Vidurashwatha is derived from that of a big Ashwatha (Ficus religiosa) tree is in this village

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According to a legend of the times of Mahabharata, this tree was planted by Vidura, a courtier in the kingdom of Dhritarashtra; and hence the name Vidurashwatha.[1]