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In the Mahabharata, Hidimba (sometimes called Hidimbasura and Hdimba) was a rakshasa, the brother of Hidimbi and a forest dweller. He came into conflict with Bhima when he was travelling in the forest, and died in the conflict. As the brother of Hidimba he was also the uncle of Ghatotkacha. The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahābhārata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is one of the two major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the other being the Ramayana. ... A rakshasa (Sanskrit: रक्षस, rakṣasa; alternately, raksasa or rakshas) is a demon or unrighteous spirit in Hinduism. ... Hidimbi is a rakshashi, in the Mahabharata. ... A mortif depicting Bheema in the battle ready posture. ... In the Mahabharata, Ghatotkacha is the son of Bhima and Hidimbi. ...

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