After the palace incident, the Pandavas went to a
forest. After walking for a long time, they came to the part of the
forest where a demon named Hidimb and his sister Hidimba lived.
Kunti and four of the Pandavas were tired and fell asleep; Bhima was
awake and kept a watch. Hidimb sensed the smell of human beings and asked
Hidimba to go after them. As soon as Hidimba saw the handsome Bhima, she
fell in love with him. She took the form of a beautiful woman and went to
him. She said "I am Hidimba, my brother is a demon, he will eat all
of you." Bhima smiled and replied, "Don't worry, I am strong
enough to defeat your brother."
When Hidimba did not return for a long time, Hidimb went looking for
her and saw her talking to Bhima. "I sent you to kill the human and
you are talking to him. I will kill him myself." Saying so, he
attacked Bhima. A fierce fight followed and ended with Bhima killing
Hidimb. The thunderous roars of the two fighters woke the four Pandavas
and Kunti. Hidimba told them that she was a demoness and wished to marry
Bhima. With Kunti's permission the marriage took place. After some
time Hidimba gave birth to a son who was named Ghatotkacha.
After a few years, Kunti and the Pandavas decided to leave of Hidimba
and Ghatotkacha, who had grown up to be a strong boy. He promised the
Pandavas that he would come to them, whenever they needed