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In the Mahābhārata, Hidimba (Sanskrit: हिडिम्ब) (sometimes called Hidimbaswar and Hidimba) was a strong powerful person, the brother of hidimbaa and a forest dweller. He and his sister, Hidimbi were tempted at the sight of the Pandavas and wished to fight them. For this purpose Hidimbi changed herself into a beautiful woman and brought him near Hidimba. However, he came into conflict with Bhima and died in the conflict. As the brother of Hidimbi he was also the uncle of Ghatotkacha. He was reputed to be 8 cubits tall (12 feet tall for the 18-inch cubit conversion). Tradition states that Hidimba belonged to the great Bamun family of Nalbari(Assam) kamrup of which the Dimasa people are descendants.
Hidimba Devi temple, Manali
Currently there are a few temples dedicated to Hidimbi Devi in Himachal Pradesh. The most famous Hidimbi Devi temple is in Manali (see Hidimba temple, Manali). The temple houses chariots, a small statue and footprints. Hidimba is one of the most powerful and spiritualist deities in Kullu valley. The pagoda type wooden temple with intricately carved wooden doors and a wooden shikhara is believed to be over 500 years old. It is said that the carver of the artwork at this temple had his hands cut off after completion of his work so that he can never again produce such beautiful work anywhere else. It is also situated in a deodar forest.
Every year the followers travel to the nearby town of Kullu to participate in the festival of Dussehra, where Hidimba's chariot leads a rally of gods from all over Kullu valley escorting the main chariot of Raghunath (Lord Rama). At the end of the seven day festivities on the "Lanka Dahan" day some sacrifices are made to Hidimba. Hidimbi's son Ghatotakacha is a popular deity in the nearby Banjar and Siraj valley. Dispute between Hidimba and Bhima is believed to happen in the forest area of Vijaynagar in Gujarat. Dimapur in Assam is named after Hidimba. It is a corruption of the name Hidimbapur. Dimapur was the first capital of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom.Located in HP.
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:56:15 -0800
Kendre shares, “Mohe Piya will have the trio of Hidimba, Ghatotkach and Bheema. The play will focus on Hidimba (who is considered as a goddess by the tribes in the North-East), her ethos as well as complexity.” A crafts mela with 25 stalls and an ...
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 03:47:14 -0800
She will apparently play the role of demoness Hidimba who, according to the myth, falls in love with Bheem and his son. This son goes onto help the Pandavas during the Mahabharat. The Pandavas, after having their house burnt down are living in the ...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:05:21 -0700
Temple of Hidimba: The Hidimba Deci temple was built in Manali centuries ago in 1550 AD. It is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, according to the Mahabharata. She fell in love with Bhima while the Pandavas were in exile and even ordered Bhima to ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:49:46 -0800
He said an audio visual programme would be prepared to depict detailed information regarding the Manu Rishi temple and ancient Hidimba temple. The MP added that a grand Manu Dham complex would also be given shape at Old Manali. He revealed that ...
Times of India
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:41:29 -0700
KULLU: For the first time in the history of Kullu Dussehra, the event concluded without any animal sacrifice on Thursday, when 228 assembled deities started their journey back to their temples in palanquins amid sounds of trumpets and drums. The ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:24:18 -0700
However, devotees will have to persuade Goddess Boti to not insist on animal sacrifice when the yatra halts at Jahalma to pay obeisance to Devi Hidimba,” said Dr Baldev Singh Negi, project officer at Indian Institute of Himalayan Studies (IIHS ...
Times of India
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700
Even as police struggled to manage the crowd, it took two deities - Hidimba and Bijli Mahadev - to make way for the chariot of Lord Raghunath. The chariot was pulled from Rath Ground to the lower ground where it will rest for six days. On the seventh ...
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:02:24 -0700
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