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Read about Vidura at Wikipedia or the Urday website (also: Urday: Sulabha and Urday: Vidura and Dhritarashtra).

VIDURA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

A son of Vyasa by a Sudra slave girl, who took the place of his consort. Vidura was called Kshattri, a term ordinarily applied to the child of a Sudra father and Brahman mother. He enjoyed the character of the "wisest of the wise," and gave good advice to both Kauravas and Pandavas, but in the war he sided with the latter. See Mahabharata.

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