BHIMA AND HANUMAN (Story from Mahabharata)

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kvakutty / 6 yrs ago /
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BHIMA AND HANUMAN (Story from Mahabharata)
 
Arjuna had gone to the Himalayas in quest of
Divine weapons from Indra. In case of war he
Would have to face invincible warriors like
Bhishma, Drona, Kripa, Aswatthama, Karna
And many others. For this it was necessary to
Acquire more power. The other four Pandavas
And Draupadi found life devoid of joy in his
Absence. Desiring a change of scene, they now
Moved on in search of  a more peaceful place.
At last they came to the Narayanasrama forest.
They decided to take rest and stay there for a
While. One day, the north-east wind wafted a
Flower near Draupadi. The sweet scent of the
Flower charmed her. Draupadi felt a deep desire
To possess that flower known as Saugandhika.
She requested Bhima to get her that flower. She
Was very insistent. Bhima was only too pleased
To satisfy her least desire. He forthwith set out

In the direction from which  the  fragrance came.

The way through the forest was far from easy.
Before long at the foot of a mountain  he saw

A huge  monkey resting on his path, blocking

His way. He asked the  monkey to get up and
Clear the way for him. The monkey was in no
Mood to oblige. It said: “I am too old and weak
To move.You can jump over me” Proud Bhima,
Incensed by this insolence, again asked  the
Monkey to move. He said ‘You  old monkey,

You don’t know  who you are talking to. I am

A Kshatriya  from the Kuru race. I am the son

Of Kunti  and the Wind god. I am Bhima, brother

Of famous Hanuman. So, if you offend me any
Further, you will incur my wrath. I command
You to better get up and move aside without

Wasting  my time. The monkey said “If you

Are in such hurry, you can move my tail aside
And go ahead.” Bhima’s threats did not have
Any effect on the monkey. In stead, it asked
“Who is Hanuman. Tell me what is so great
About him. What did he do?” Bhima told him

“How can you  be so silly and ignorant? Have

You not heard of the mighty Hanuman who
Jumped over to Lanka, across the sea, one

Hundred  yojanas wide, to find Sita , Rama’s

Wife? Indeed you are ignorant” The monkey
Only smiled. Finding no other way, Bhima

Tried  to pull the monkey’s tail aside .But he

Could  not move it even  a little bit. He put

All his might in the endeavor, but to no avail.
He was all perspiration. In spite of his best
Efforts  he  could not move the tail. As such
The question of challenging this monkey for a
Show of strength did not arise. He felt very
Humiliated and subdued. He told  the monkey
“You are no ordinary monkey. Please tell me
Who you are. I accept defeat  and bow to you”.
Hanuman said “Bhima, I am  that Hanuman
Which name you mentioned a little while ago.
I am your brother. Your path  ahead is perilous.
It is the path of the gods and is not safe for men.

So I came to  caution  you. I knew you have

Come to collect the  Saugandhika flower. I
Shall show you the pond, where this  flower
Grows. You can  collect as many as you want
And go back. Bhima was happy. He bowed
To Hanuman and requested him  to show his
Huge form in which he jumped over the sea,
One hundred yojanas wide, to land on Lanka.
Hanuman increased his size till he seemed

To occupy  the whole landscape, like a hill.

His form was dazzlingly white ; so Bhima
Had to cover his eyes . Resuming his normal
Form, Hanuman embraced  Bhima and blessed
Him. He also assured him  “When you roar
Like a lion on the battle field, my voice shall
Join yours and strike terror in the hearts of
Your enemies. I will be there on the flag of
The chariot of Arjuna .You will be victorious”.
With Hanuman’s embrace Bhima’s strength
Had also increased. Hanuman wanted to free
His brother Bhima from his ego and to give

Him greater  strength to fight his enemies.

Hanuman then took leave of his brother after
Blessing him. Following Hanuman’s advice,
Bhima collected many Saugandhika flowers
From the pond and went back to present them
To Draupadi, anxiously waiting for his return.





sriram / / 7 months ago
sriram

Thanks you very much very nice history between Lord Hanuman & Bhima


Veera / / 1 year ago
Veera

i never know they 2 where brothers


kvakutty / / 6 yrs ago
kvakutty

swarajya,

thanks for comment and appreciation


kvakutty / / 6 yrs ago
kvakutty

neera,
thanks for comment and appreciation


swarajya / / 6 yrs ago
swarajya

epic story brings the glory of pawan putra hanuman.jai hanuman


Neera Sanotra / / 6 yrs ago
Neera Sanotra

thanks for this story kvakutty. if anything is very heavy it is remarked, this is like hanumanji's tail. now i know where that came from.
neera


kvakutty / / 6 yrs ago
kvakutty

scribblingpad,
thank you


scribblingpad / / 6 yrs ago
scribblingpad

nice/


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