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Questions tagged [ghatotkacha]

Ghatotkacha is an important character in the Mahabharata. His name comes from his head, which was hairless (utkaca) and shaped like a ghatam. Ghatotkacha was the son of the Pandava Bhima and the Rakshasi Hidimbi. His maternal parentage made him half-Rakshasa and gave him many magical powers such as the ability to fly, to increase or decrease his size and to become invisible. He was an important fighter from the Pandava side in the Kurukshetra war.

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Is it true that Ghatotkacha had the Ravana bow as well as demons from the Ravana clan?

Quora answers, like this claim that Ghatotkacha had Ravana's bow, demons of Ravana's clan and even his floats. Is this true?
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Why did Ghatotkach have to die in the Mahabharata?

Why did Ghatotkach have to die in the Mahabharata? Was it because his mother was a demon?
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if Ghatotkacha had survived the war would he have been an heir to the throne?

Krishna used Ghatotkacha to have Karna waste his Vasavi shakti. But he also said he himself would have killed Ghatotkacha if he had survived. Did Krishna want only Arjuna's descendant to inherit the ...
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Who was the wife of Ghatotkacha

Can anybody tell me that who was the wife of Ghatotkacha?
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Why Karna and Drona didn't use Brahmastra against Ghatotkacha?

Both Karna and Drona were capable of using Brahmastra while battling Ghatotkacha. Drona didn't use brahmastra and in the end Karna used the Divine Weapon that can be used only One Time against ...
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What lokas did Abhimanyu and Ghatotkacha attain after their death?

As per this answer, it is said that the Pandavas, Karna and Duryodhana went to heaven or hell. What about others like Abhimanyu, Ghatotkacha? Were they reborn?