going to the abode of the gods’.
Name of the
Balinese variant of
episode of the
Mahabharata, in which the protagonist
the second son of
Instigated by his mother Kunti and accompanied by
his brothers and
two loyal servants
named Twalen (with a black checkered loin cloth) and Mredah (with a
red checkered loin cloth), he sets off on a journey to
in order to rescue the souls of his father
and the mother of his
youngest brothers, Madri. On arrival in hell, Bhima
his parents being boiled in a huge hot water bath. He fights off the
demons of hell and after
having saved them, he brought them to heaven, where he got in a
fight with gods who refused them entrance.
Bhima is killed in heaven, though later restored back to life by the
highest deity and given the
Elixir of Immortality,
See also POSTAGE STAMP.