Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Bheema - The Strongest Pandava


भीम

Bheema was the second Pandava, born to Kunti through Vayu. Like his father, he is very strong. In fact, there were said to be five men in the world, who were equal in strength and one of them was destined to kill the other four. The five are Bheema, Jarasandha, Duryodhana, Bakasura and Keechaka. Of course, Bheema killed the other four, fulfilling the prophecy.

He learned the art of fighting with the mace under Balarama. Duryodhana was also a pupil of Balarama. He was the one chosen by Duryodhana to fight with him in single combat, for his immense strength and skill with the mace.

He married a Rakshasa maiden named Hidimbi, after killing her brother Hidimba. Through this marriage, he had a son named Ghatotkacha, who was killed by the Shakti weapon of Indra, wielded by Karna. He also had a son (one of the upa-pandavas) through Draupadi.

Names

Bhima -
Vrikodara Wolf-bellied

Last Modified At: Sun Mar 13 13:34:26 2005