ghatotkach

ghatotkach bheem aur hidinba putr tha aur bahut balashaali tha. vah mahaabhaarat ke pramukh paatron mein se ek tha.[1]

ghatotkach ka janm

Karna, one of the Kauravas, slays the Pandavas' nephew Ghatotkacha with a weapon given to him by Indra, the king of the gods, from a manuscript of the Razmnama

laakshaagruh ke dahan ke pashchaat surang ke raaste laakshaagruh se nikal kar paandav apni maata ke saath van ke andar chale gaye. kai kos chalne ke kaaran bheemasen ko chhod kar shesh log thakaan se behaal ho gaye aur ek vat vruksh ke neeche let gaye. maata kunti pyaas se vyaakul theen isaliye bheemasen kisi jalaashaya ya sarovar ki khoj mein chale gaye. ek jalaashaya drushtigt hone par unhonne pehle swayam jal piya aur maata tatha bhaaiyon ko jal pilaane ke liye laut kar unke paas aaye. ve sabhi thakaan ke kaaran gahari nidra mein nimgn ho chuke the at: bheem vahaaain par pahara dene lage.

us van mein hidinb naam ke ek bhayaanak asur ka nivaas tha. maanavon ka gandh milne par usane paandavon ko pakad laane ke liye apni bahan hidinba ko bheja taaki vah unhein apna aahaar bana kar apni kshudha poorti kar sake. vahaaain par pahuainchane par hidinba ne bheemasen ko pahara dete huye dekha aur unke sundar mukhaaravind tatha balishth shareer ko dekh kar un par aasakt ho gayi. usane apni raakshasi maaya se ek apoorv laavanmayi sundari ka roop bana liya aur bheemasen ke paas ja pahuainchi. bheemasen ne usase poochha, "he sundari! tum kaun ho aur raatri mein is bhayaanak van mein akeli kyon ghoom rahi ho?" bheem ke prashn ke uttar mein hidimba ne kaha, "he narashreshth! main hidimba naam ki raakshasi hooain. mere bhaai ne mujhe aap logon ko pakad kar laane ke liye bheja hai kintu mera hrudaya aap par aasakt ho gaya hai tatha main aapko apne pati ke roop mein praapt karna chaahati hooain. mera bhaai hidimb bahut dusht aur kroor hai kintu main itna saamarthya rakhati hooain ki aapko uske changul se bacha kar surakshit sthaan tak pahuaincha sakooain."

idhar apni bahan ko laut kar aane mein vilamb hota dekh kar hidimb us sthaan mein ja pahuaincha jahaaain par hidimba bheemasen se vaartaalaap kar rahi thi. hidimba ko bheemasen ke saath premaalaap karte dekhkar vah krodhit ho utha aur hidimba ko dand dene ke liye usaki or jhapata. yeh dekh kar bheem ne use rokate huye kaha, "re dusht raakshas! tujhe stri par haath uthaate lajja naheen aati? yadi too itna hi veer aur paraakrami hai to mujhse yuddh kar." itna kah kar bheemasen taal thonk kar uske saath mall yuddh karne lage. kunti tatha anya paandav ki bhi neend khul gayi. vahaaain par bheem ko ek raakshas ke saath yuddh karte tatha ek roopavati kanya ko khadi dekh kar kunti ne poochha, "putri! tum kaun ho?" hidimba ne saari baatein unhein bata di.

arjun ne hidimb ko maarane ke liye apna dhanush utha liya kintu bheem ne unhein baan chhodne se mana karte huye kaha, "anuj! tum baan mat chhodo, yeh mera shikaar hai aur mere hi haathon marega." itna kah kar bheem ne hidimb ko donon haathon se pakad kar utha liya aur use hava mein anek baar ghuma kar itni teevrata ke saath bhoomi par pataka ki uske praan-pakheroo ud gaye.

hidimb ke marne par ve log vahaaain se prasthaan ki taiyaari karne lage, is par hidimba ne kunti ke charanon mein gir kar praarthana karne lagi, "he maata! mainne aapke putr bheem ko apne pati ke roop mein sveekaar kar liya hai. aap log mujhe krupa karke sveekaar kar leejiye. yadi aap logon ne majhe sveekaar naheen kiya to main isi kshan apne praanon ka tyaag kar dooaingi." hidimba ke hrudaya mein bheem ke prati prabal prem ki bhaavana dekh kar yudhishthir bole, "hidimbe! main tumhein apne bhaai ko saunpata hooain kintu yeh keval din mein tumhaare saath raha karega aur raatri ko ham logon ke saath raha karega." hidinba iske liye taiyaar ho gayi aur bheemasen ke saath aanandapoorvak jeevan vyateet karne lagi. ek varsh vyateet hone par hidimba ka putr utpann hua. utpann hote samay uske sir par kesh (utkach) na hone ke kaaran usaka naam ghatotkach rakha gaya. vah atyant maayaavi nikla aur janm lete hi bada ho gaya.

hidimba ne apne putr ko paandavon ke paas le ja kar kaha, "yeh aapke bhaai ki santaan hai at: yeh aap logon ki seva mein rahega." itna kah kar hidimba vahaaain se chali gayi. ghatotkach shraddha se paandavon tatha maata kunti ke charanon mein pranaam kar ke bola, "ab mujhe mere yogya seva bataayein.? usaki baat sun kar kunti boli, "too mere vansh ka sabse bada pautr hai. samay aane par tumhaari seva avashya li jaayegi." is par ghatotkach ne kaha, "aap log jab bhi mujhe smaran kareinge, main aap logon ki seva mein upasthit ho jaauainga." itna kah kar ghatotkach vartamaan uttaraakhand ki or chala gaya.

sandarbh

  1. "mahaabhaarat ke vo 10 paatr jinhein jaante hain bahut kam log!". dainik bhaaskar. 27 December 2013. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. http://archive.is/pVbLp.

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