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Hinduism - Who Is Kichaka In Hindu Mythology?

Kichaka is King Virata's brother-in-law in the Mahabharata, the second of the two major Hindu epics.

During the year when the five Pandava brothers (the epic's heroes) travel incognito after twelve years of forest exile, King Virata is their host.

Kichaka is drawn to Draupadi, the Pandavas' common wife, who works as an attendant to one of the royal women at this period.

Despite her cries, Kichaka pursues her and punches her as she attempts to flee.

When Bhima, one of Draupadi's husbands, finds what has transpired, he is furious.

On the pretext of yielding to his impulses, he urges Draupadi to arrange a covert rendezvous with Kichaka.

Bhima disguises himself as Draupadi and kills `Kichaka with his own hands when he comes. 

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