Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Bakasura - A Rakshasa Killed by Bheema


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Bakasura was a Rakshasa who used to terrorize a town called Ekachakrapura. When the Pandavas came to that city in exile, Kunti sent Bheema to fight this Rakshasa, in order to save their hosts. He was the equal in strength of Bheema, but not in skill, and was ultimately killed. (See "Pandavas wed Draupadi")

He had a brother named Kirmira, who was also slain by Bheema, much later, when the Pandavas had repaired to the forest of Kamyaka, having been disinherited of their Kingdom at dice.


Last Modified At: Sun Apr 10 15:01:58 2005