Monday, 13 October 2014

Adi Parvam /Hidimbha Vadha Parvam !! Death of Hidimbha !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “  Pandavas who got out of their sleep was surprised to see Hidimbhi, a beautiful young maiden before them.  Kunthi spoke “ Oh! Beautiful young lady, look like the daughter of deities, who are you? Oh! Attractive lady with marvelous physical features! Why did you come here? Where did you come from? Are you the deity of woodland or celestial Apsara ? Detail us about you and the purpose of your visit. ” Hidimbhi answered “Oh! Beautiful young woman, this magnificent dark woodland of wide acres is the dwelling place of a dreadful demon Hidimbha.  I am the sister of the chief of demon Hidimbha.  Oh!  Respected woman, I have assigned by my brother to kill you and your sons.  I have been sent by his cruel command and I came here and met your most powerful son.  Oh! Woman with divine qualities, like any other living creature, I have tortured by the cupid arrows of Lord Manmatha that brought before your son.  Later, I have assumed your powerful son as my husband.  I have been trying to protect all of you from this woodland, but your son refused to accept any kind of help from me.  Later, my brother arrived here in my long absence to kill your sons.  But your most powerful son, my husband Bhima had fierce battle with him and dragged into the interiors of woods, a vicious battle is happening between a man and a demon of equal strength, they are exhibiting their valor and killing each other and thus creating deafening noise in the entire woodland. ”
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “Yudhishtira, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva hastily walked out of the place and found Bhima was battling with the demon Hidimbha, fighting like two lions.  The dust raised from the fight had created an illusion of wild fire; they were completely covered with the dust and gave out of the appearance of two mountains fighting with each other.  Arjuna screamed “Oh! Bhima with the powerful arms, we were not aware of the fierce battle between you and Hidimbha, I am here to help you to fight against the awful demon, let me fight against him and kill him, Nakula and Sahadeva will take good care of our mother.”  Bhima said “Oh! Brother, just watch the fight between us, I am well capable to deal with this demon and he is not going to escape from my hands.”  Arjuna spoke “ Oh! Bhima destroyer of enemies! Why did you wait so long to kill him? We have to precede our journey before the sunset and we cannot stay here anymore.  The demons will acquire extra ordinary illusionary powers during the hours of dark, so don’t play with him.  Kill him before the sunset by utilizing all the powers of your arms.”
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Bhima was inspired by the fiery speech of Arjuna, he approached Hidimbha like a whirlwind at the time of deluge.  He carried the dark cloud like Hidimbha on his shoulder and went round and round for hundreds of times.  He screamed at Hidimbha “You have built muscles without any intelligence, so you are deserved to die.  I will make the entire forest serene and divine in your absence once again.  You will not feast on humans anymore.” Arjuna said “ Oh! Vrukodhara, you are already tired and need to settle down, give me an opportunity to handle Hidimbha, otherwise we together will kill him, and we have no time in hand. ”  Bhima got infuriated and trampled Hidimbha on the ground and killed him like an animal.  Hidimbha released a deafening noise at the time of his death; the entire woodland shuddered at the noise.  Bhima shredded his colossal body holding in his hand, in this way he pleased his brothers.   They all were thrilled on the triumph over Hidimbha, assembled together and praised Bhima on his victory over Hidimbha.  Arjuna informed Bhima about the province located near the forest and the need to make a move at the earliest in order to protect them from Duryodhana, so that he could not trace their footsteps.  Shortly, the great warriors, tigers among men preceded their journey along with their mother, followed by Hidimbhi.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Adi Parvam/Hidimbha Vadha Parvam !! Bhima’s encounter with Hidimbha !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “ Hidimbha, the chief of the demons was anxiously waited for his sister’s return for long time, shortly he was annoyed to find no sign of her.  He leaped down from the tree and rushed towards the place where Pandavas are settled.  His appearance was dreadful with hideous physical structure, wide opened red eyes and crooked teeth.  Hidimbhi noticed her brother dived down from the tree and hurriedly approaching them.   Hidimbhi spoke in extreme shame to Bhima  “ Oh! Greatest among the warriors, Hidimbha, the evildoer and carnivore is rushing towards us in a rage.  I earnestly request you and wish you and your brothers should follow my words carefully.  I have the demonic powers which would help me to move freely wherever I desired to go.  Oh! Destroyer of enemies, I can carry all of you and fly high in the sky, therefore awake your brothers and mother from their sleep.”  Bhima consoled her saying “Oh! Beautiful lady with tender waist, do not worry about a thing.  As long as I am here none of the demons could harm my family. I will kill Hidimbha in front of your eyes, he is the evildoers and apt to become my enemy, in fact even the entire clan of demons could not withstand the powers of my arm.  I have powerful arms like the trunk of elephant; my thighs are well-built as the iron mace and see my wide and strong chest.  Oh! Beautiful lady, today you will see the valor in me equivalent to Lord Indra.  I have obtained immense strength in me and don’t treat me as an ordinary human being.”  Hidimbhi replied “Oh! Tiger among the warriors, you have obtained divinity and amazing powers in you, I never misjudge your valor.  I have seen Hidimbha’s cruelty and fearlessness to humans.” 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “Oh! Bharatha, Hidimbha listened to the words of Bhima and entered the place where the Pandavas are settled.  He was surprised to see his sister not in her usual dreadful form; she has assumed the form of a beautiful young maiden. She was attired in gorgeous garments and decked in various ornaments all over her body.  Her stunning appearance terribly infuriated Hidimbha, he screamed at her “Who has created impediments in my path when I was anxiously anticipated to wave off my hunger?.  Shame on you Hidimbhi, you have desired to gratify your sensual pleasure and thereby blemished the status and dignity of our ancestors and the entire clan of demons,  I am going to take away the life of you and the person with whom you wanted to have pleasurable time.” After saying so, Hidimbha furiously approached Hidimbhi to kill her on the spot; suddenly Bhima stood before him and raised his boisterous voice to stop his action. 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “  Bhima spoke in a loud voice “ Oh ! Hidimbha, why did you try to wake up my family who are sleeping in peace? Oh! Carnivore, try your luck on me and don’t try to attack a woman which is unethical, especially she is sinless but she has been trapped to commit sin.  She has desired to gratify her sensual pleasures with me and she is not responsible for any of these.  She has forced to yearn for me because of the cupid arrows of Lord Manmatha.  You are the worst sinner in the clan of demons, your sister has sincerely followed your command and came here.  She has fallen in love with me; she has not committed any felony against you.   It was Lord Kamadeva to blame at this moment, because he has committed the mistake.  It’s unfair to pounce on her and I will not let you harm her in my presence. If you have any courage in you, come and fight with me, I will send you to the world of Lord Yama, I will crush your head like trampled by an elephant.  Your mortal coil will be the fabulous feast for fox and vultures.  Oh! Carnivore, you have made this forest inhabitable for demons I can make the forest tranquil without any demons.  Your sister will see your death in front of her eyes; the human beings will dwell in this forest without any fear once again.”  Hidimba was annoyed at the vigorous voice of Bhima, he replied “ Oh!  Human, don’t be over proud of your valor, prove your power in action, fight against me and prove your strength until that I will not harm your family, let them have good sleep.  I am quite sure that I will take away your life as an answer to your foolishness.  I will drink your blood, later I will swallow each one of your family, and at the end I will devour my sister too.”
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Hidimbha broadened his hands against Bhima and they had vicious battle against each other.  Soon, Hidimbha realized the undeniable strength of Bhima.  The battle continued for quite some time, they revealed their great courage to each other like an untamed elephant.  In that battle they have uprooted many trees and destroyed the woods.  The entire woodland echoed the disconcerting noise of the battle; it caused Pandavas to wake up from their sleep.  As they opened their eyes, they have noticed Hidimbhi, a beautiful woman in front of them.”
Jai Sriman Narayana !!