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Why did Bhima kill Duryodhana unfairly?

Why did Bhima kill Duryodhana unfairly by hitting him below the waist during their final battle in the Mahabharata war?
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Why Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhima Ekadashi?

Agiyaras in Jyaistha month is also known as Bhim Agiyaras. Why is the name of Bhim mentioned? any story of mango eating in Bhim Agiyaras?
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What was the real story of Bhima's oath about drinking DushAsana's blood? Are there other such instances in mythology?

According to this video from BR Chopara's MahAbhArata, Bhima is seen taking a fierce oath. Earlier he also suggested of cutting Dushasana's hand which dragged Draupadi. In this episode, Bhima is seen ...
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Hanuman's Role in Kurukshetra

Hanuman had sat on the flag of Arjuna's chariot during the Kurukshetra war. But, what was it for? There was not even a single instance in which Hanuman played any role.
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Significance of the bed time mantra

One of the mantras, which we usually recite before going to bed is, Ramaskandam Hanomantham Vynatheyam Vrukodharam Shayanesha Spatenithyam Dhuswapnam Thasyanashyathi which is a prayer to Hanuman,...
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Cooking by men in family life

It is well known that most of the Indian women use to cook for family and is really a great opportunity for a woman. It is mentioned in Mahabharata that Nala, Bhimasena could cook food and performed ...
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Was Duryodhana a better mace-fighter than Bhima?

Does Mahabharata say somewhere that Duryodhana was a better mace fighter than Bhima? If so, was that why Bhima used unfair tactics in their climactic fight?
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Did Bhima drink the blood of Duhsasana in the Mahabharata war?

It is said that Bhima drank the blood of Duhsasana in the Mahabharata war. Please post the relevant verses from the Mahabharata about this.
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Why did Lord Hanuman stop the path of Bhima during the exile of Pandavas in Mahabharata?

I think this is true because Lord Hanuman is Chiranjeevi and he was also found in the top of the chariot of Arjuna during the battle of Kurukshetra. But I can't understand what is the reason to stop ...
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Did Bhima kill the Vikarna(brother of Duryodhana) in the battle of Kurukshetra or not?

I have listened Vikarna was the only Kaurava who questioned the humiliation of Draupadi, the wife of his cousin Pandavas after they lost her in a game of dice to Duryodhana.Is this the reason why ...
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Which scriptures describe about Bhima and Hanuman's Gada (club or blunt mace)?

Is there any scriptures which describes about the name, size, weight of their Gada? And how they got them?
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Did Arjuna kill 10 Kauravas?

It was Bhima's vow to kill all sons of Dhritarastra. We have seen Pandavas injuring them but not killing--leaving them to Bhima to kill. However in Karna parva it says: He was then surrounded by ten ...
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When did 13 years pass in 13 days?

In Mahabharata there is mention that it is written in shastras that there are some special occasions in which 13 years pass in 13 days. When the high-souled Partha went to Indra's region for ...
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Did Bhima have the strength of 10000 elephants?

I remember a story to that effect - is it in the Mahabharata?
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When and why did Duryodhan give sweet kheer mixed with poison to Bhima?

When Pandavas were children, then Bhima was offered a sweet rice kheer mixed with poison by Duryodhan. After Bhima eats all, he was thrown in to some river or somewhere. But why did Bhima eats if it ...
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Hanuman and Bheema

In Mahabaratha there was a circumstance where Hanuman met Bheema. Any evidence supporting this statement from Hinduism scriptures. Who was the cause for this meeting?
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Kubera's soldiers (in the Mahabharata) claiming the world to be 'asatya', etc

In the Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, Madhvacharya says the following: तत्रापरांश्चैव बहूनसत्यं निरीश्वरं चाप्रतिष्ठं च लोकम् । सिद्धोऽहमीशोऽहमिति ब्रुवाणान् गुणान् विष्णोः ख्यापयन् वादतोऽजैत् । २२.२८४ ...
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Did Bhima or Arjuna do any pure (not involving weapons and/or violence) acts of charity?

Do either Arjuna or Bhima ever do pure acts of kindness or charity? Not counting killing bad guys to help people, like the Bakasura case. The way Arjuna acted towards Ekalavya was inexcusable.
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Who was the greatest warrior in the Mahabharata? [closed]

The Mahabharata (books and TV series) always introduces any warrior as an "unmatched warrior". For example, Jarasandha is introduced as an unmatched warrior, Kichaka is introduced as an unmatched ...