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Hinduism - Who Is Ghatotkacha In The Mahabharata?

 


Ghatotkacha is a son of Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers who are the heroes of the Mahabharata, the later of the two major Hindu epics.

Bhima's sexual connections with a nonhuman creature are one evidence of his earthy and unsophisticated personality.

Ghatotkacha's mother is a rakshasi (female demon) called Hidambi; Bhima's carnal relations with a nonhuman being are one sign of his earthy and unsophisticated personality.

Ghatotkacha is a gigantic physical specimen, having been born to a rakshasi and the strongest Pandava.

He is a lifelong supporter of the Pandavas, and during the conflict between the Pandavas and their cousins the Kauravas, he fights courageously on their side, killing significant portions of the Kaurava army.

He battles the hero Karna multiple times until being murdered when Karna wields the Vaijayanti Shakti, a magical weapon. 



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