Have you heard the tale of Mahabharata? Did you know that there was one single man, a Pandava who defeated all the 100 Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War?
Well, this man was none other than Bhima. He was considered to be the strongest of all the Pandavas. Apart from being the most powerful, he was known to be the most violent among all the five brothers.
If you remember according to the Hindu text, Bhima possessed the strength of ten thousand elephants. He defeated Bahasur, Keechak, Jarasandh and many asuras. But have you ever wondered from where did he get such immense power?
That is what I am here for. But before jumping to the conclusion, let's start from the beginning, about how his parents realized that he was very strong, and how his strength multiplied when he got the power of 10,000 elephants.
According to the Hindu text Mahabharata, the Pandavas are known as the sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri (the princess of Madra). Their names are Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva.
But they were not actually Pandu's sons
According to the Wikipedia sources, Yudhishthira was the son of Kunti and Dharma. Bhima was the son of Kunti and Vayu. Arjuna, the third Pandava brother was the son of Kunti and Indra. Nakula, the fourth Pandava brother was the son of Madri and the Ashwin twin Nasatya and Sahadeva's parents were Madri and the Ashwin twin Dasra.
The strength Bhima possessed was first seen when he was just 2-3 months old.
You must have heard the story...
It is said that soon after Bhima was born Kunti, his mother had dropped him by mistake. She watched in horror as the baby fell on a big rock. She was in for a greater shock when the stone smashed and the infant was lying on the stone as though nothing had happened.