Sri Bheemasena

In Dwaparaayuga Vaayudeva ( God of Wind ) , took the form as Bheema, Second of the Pandavas (Pandavas – Sons of King Paandu as told in the Great Indian Epic Mahabharatha)
In Mahabharatha, Bheemasena served Lord Krishna.

He was a man of vast size, and had great strength. He was wrathful in temper, and given to abuse, a brave warrior, but a fierce and cruel foe, coarse in taste and manners, and a great feeder, so that he was called Vrikodara, `wolf's belly.' Half of the food of the family was allotted to him, and the other half sufficed for his four brothers and their mother. The weapons he generally used were a club, which suited his gigantic strength, and he had been trained in the use of it by Drona and Balarama.

His great strength excited the envy of his cousin Duryodhana, who poisoned him and threw his body into the Ganges; but it sank to the realm of the serpents, where it was restored to health and vigour, and Bhima returned to Hastinapura.

In the great battle between the Kauravas and Pandavas, Bhima took a very prominent part. On the first day he fought against Bhishma; on the second he slew the two sons of the Raja of Magadha, and after them their father, killing him and his elephant at a single blow. In the night between the fourteenth and fifteenth day of the battle, Bhima fought with Drona until the rising of the sun; but that redoubted warrior fell by the hand of Dhrishtadyumna, who continued the combat till noonday.

On the seventeenth day he killed Duhsasana, and drank his blood, as he had long before vowed to do, in retaliation of the insults Duhsusana had offered to Draupadi.

On the eighteenth and last day of the battle Duryodhana fled and hid himself in a lake. When he was discovered, he would not come out until he had received a promise that he should not have to fight with more than one man at a time. Even than he delayed until he was irritated by the abuse and the taunts of the Pandavas. Bhima and Duryodhana fought as usual with clubs. The battle was long and furious; the parties were equally matched, and Bhima was getting the worst of it, when he struck an unfair blow which smashed Duryodhana's thigh, and brought him to the ground. Thus he fulfilled his vow and avenged Draupadi. In his fury Bhima kicked his prostrate foe on the head, and acted so brutally that his brother Yudhishthira struck him in the face with his fist, and directed Arjuna to take him away. Balarama was greatly incensed at the foul play to which Bhima had resorted, and would have attacked the Pandavas had he not been mollified by Krishna. He declared that Bhima should thenceforward be called Jihmayodhin, `the unfair fighter.'

After the conclusion of the war, the old king, Dhritarashtra, asked that Bhima might be brought to him. Krishna, who knew the blind old man's sorrow for his son, whom Bhima had killed, and suspecting his intention, placed before him an iron statue, which Dhritarashtra crushed in his embrace. Dhritarashtra never forgave Bhima, and he returned the ill feeling with insults, which ended in the old king's retiring into the forest.


Unknown said...

Namaskara. The blog is very nice i went through it. I just had a doubt sir. They say that Sree padarajaru composed MADHWA NAAMA bcoz women were not allowed to recite Vaayu stuti. According to Acharya in his madhwa vijaya says any sound is an atent of god. So here Vaayu stuti is nothing other than praying Vaayu putra or vaayu devaru himself. Why is it prohibited that Women should not recite this when its a god name????
Why must there be a discrimination to chat gods name???

Unknown said...

sir can i expect an answer for this??????

Mythreyee said...

Sir, I am not competent enough to answer this question of yours. I would suggest post this question in a madhwa forums/groups like SVBM. There are many learned people in the group who may clear your doubts. I am sorry that I am unable to answer your question. Thank you.

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Anonymous said...

dont get mislead with such rules. there is no rule that vayustuti should not be recited by ladies. there is no restrictions like that. anyone with pure heart and perfect recitation can render it. dotn ask anyone. they simply mislead u