1. Vidhura. A brahmin, chaplain of the king of Benares. For details
see the Sambhava Jātaka. He is
identified with Mahā Kassapa (J.v.67). Vidhura's son was Bhadrakāra. J. v.60.
2. Vidhura. The Bodhisatta born as the minister of
Dhanañjaya-Korabba. See the
His father was the brahmin Canda (J.vi.262), and
he owned three palaces: Koñca, Mayūra and Piyaketa (J.vi.289).
Anujjā was his wife and Cetā his daughter in law; among his sons was
In one place (J.vi.301) he is spoken of as having one thousand wives and
seven hundred female slaves.
The Vidhurapandita of the Dhūmakāri
Jātaka is probably identical with the above, as also the minister of the
same name in the Dasabrāhmana Jātaka.
The latter contains a long discussion between Vidhūra and the Korabba king
regarding the qualities of a true brahmin.
3. Vidhura. The Milinda-Pañha (p.202) refers to a birth of the
Bodhisatta in which he was a wise man (pandita) named Vidhura. At that time
Devadatta, although a jackal, brought the kings of all Jambudīpa under his sway.
The reference is evidently to the
Sabbadātha Jātaka (No. 241), but there the Bodhisatta's name is not given.
4. Vidhura. See also Vidhūra.