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Some of the citizens were so overcome with joy that they were rooted to the spot. The arduous life of Thapas that Vidura had undertaken had so transmuted his personality that he appeared a different person, a person glowing with divine aura, like Indra, king of the Gods. The people were describing their exultation in their own words to one another. Many shed tears remembering the trials and tribulations which Vidura had undergone and the peace that he had acquired. The queens and princesses too had Darsan from inside the Purdah and they were supremely happy.