On April 25, 1938, as a part of the freedom struggle of India, a group of villagers had congregated to organise a Satyagraha. Similar to what happened at Jalliawala Bagh, police fired indiscriminately at the group, resulting in the death of around 35 people. A memorial has been erected in this location bearing the names of those who lost their lives in this incident. The place has both religious and historical associations. Vidurashwatha is derived from of a Huge 'Ashwatha' tree located in this village. The large Peepal tree here is said to have been planted by Vidura of the epic Mahabharata. Located in Gauribidanur Taluk of Chickaballapur District, Vidurashwatha is 85 km from Bengaluru.