Ashramvasik Parva is the fifteenth Parva of the great epic Mahabharata. It comprises three sub-parvas - Asramavasa Parva, Putradarsana Parva and Naradagamana Parva. It possesses 42 sections and 1506 slokas written by Vyasa.
In this Parva, Hastinapur is ruled by Pandavas with Dhritarashtra as their head. After which Dhritarashtra left the kingdom and departed to the forest along with his wife Gandhari, his sister-in-law Kunti and Vidura. In this episode Vidura is described as a very noble person with multiple virtues. The meeting of Yudhishthir with great Vyasa and the news of disintegration of the Vrishnis race from Narada is also mentioned. Due to blessings by Vyasa Dhritarashtra was able to see his dead sons and thus discarded his sorrows.
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