Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Kirmira - A Rakshasa


Kirmira was a Rakshasa, the brother of Bakasura. He lived in the forest of Kamyaka, and used to terrorize the Rishis who inhabited that forest. He ran into the Pandavas when they began their exile in the Kamyaka forest. Upon learning that Bheema was present, who had slain his brother Bakasura, the Rakshasa then challenged the Pandava to fight.

After a fierce battle, Bhishma choked Kirmira to death. (See "Events in Hastinapura")

Last Modified At: Sun Apr 10 15:00:55 2005