Episode # 274 – Bheemasena tears Jarasandha into two halves… But in vain!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed both Bheemasena and King Jaraasandha getting ready for the summit clash! It was decided that Arjuna and Bheemasena would take on Jaraasandha, and on his front, Jaraasandha would handle both of them single handedly. Arjuna’s clash with Jaraasandha was amazing, wherein both had almost an equal level of prowess with the bow and arrow technique. Both were invincible and the intense war lasted for a long time. Finally, Bheemasena called Jaraasandha for a muscular fight with him and Jaraasandha was more than ready to accept the invite! Hence, the focus now shifts to the marquee clash between Bheemasena and Jaraasandha! Again, both of them were extremely powerful and were giving each other a string of lusty blows! As the fight was going on thus, Jaraasandha for a moment thought that perhaps he had underestimated Bheemasena and Arjuna! He did not expect such an intense fight to happen. This fight went non-stop for thirteen days! Even as both of them exchanged lusty blows one after the other, their power and intensity never reduced an inch! Bheemasena clearly did not know the secret behind how Jaraasandha could be taken down. At the same time, Jaraasandha also did not know the mystery behind Bheemasena’s enormous raw muscle power. 

Thus, the fight continued on and on without a break, and at one stage, the clash became a stalemate! Both of them were going on and on, but there was no breakthrough from either side. Even though the fight was entering a stalemate, both of them weren’t ready to give up! This continued for thirteen long days, and it was only on the fourteenth day, King Jaraasandha started showing signs of tiredness and weakness. Bheemasena spotted this immediately and used this as an opportunity to make a breakthrough. He immediately capitalized on Jaraasandha, caught his legs with both his hands, tore them apart and as Jaraasandha was squealing with pain, Bheemasena split his body into two halves! As he did this, Bhagawan Krishna and Arjuna were immensely happy! Arjuna thought that Jaraasandha was finished with this move from Bheemasena! However, Bhagawan Krishna was still waiting for the action to proceed further. 

As Bheemasena did thus, he separated the two halves of Jaraasandha and heaved a sigh of relief. But to his utter shock and disbelief, the two half pieces of Jaraasandha’s body somehow came together and became normal again! Jaraasandha came back to power and stood up again to fight Bheemasena! Upon seeing this, Bheemasena couldn’t believe his eyes! Just now he had thrashed Jaraasandha like anything, and within seconds, Jaraasandha was standing up as if nothing was happening to him! Again, Bheemasena got ready to fight Jaraasandha down, and once again the fight continued! After a few hours of the fight, again Jaraasandha showed some signs of tiredness and fatigue, and Bheemasena used this to once again tear him down into two halves. As Bheemasena heaved a sigh of relief thus, once again Jaraasandha’s body became one as the two half pieces joined together! This was happening in front of Bheemasena’s eyes, and he couldn’t believe what was happening! Bheemasena clearly failed to understand Jaraasandha’s mystery. Once again, the entire process of fight began and in the same way, Jaraasandha was split into two, only to join back again! 

As this was continuing on and on, Bheemasena was fed up! He was about to give it up, and with this thought, he approached Bhagawan Krishna thus, “Oh Bhagawan! I’ve tried my level best to fight him down! However, I’m unable to do so. Maybe you should take over at this point and finish him off! Jaraasandha is too powerful for me to handle!” Bhagawan Krishna too realized that the situation is going out of control and Bheemasena is losing confidence. He immediately swung into action and replied Bheemasena with some motivating talk thus, “Oh Bheemasena! You’ve got all the strength and power to take Jaraasandha down. It is only that you do not know the technique to kill him. You were able to split him into two halves and this itself is a great achievement, which nobody in this world have done! I shall tell you the technique – But when you tear him apart next time! 🙂 Now go and resume the fight again!” 

As Bhagawan Krishna said thus, Bheemasena was somewhat recharged, but he was still having a doubt within himself! Reluctantly thus, Bheemasena invited Jaraasandha for another round of “Dvandha-Yuddham”. This time, both Jaraasandha and Bheemasena were tired and exhausted. We should remember that this fight was going on for the fourteenth day running! However, with some constant motivation and with the divine “Anugraha” of Bhagawan Krishna, Jaraasandha was once again split into two halves as Bheemasena tore him apart! Now Bheemasena looked at Bhagawan Krishna for a fresh idea and Bhagawan Krishna was ready! He immediately took a piece of grass from the ground, split it into two halves and threw both in the opposite direction, rather than in the same direction! The message was loud and clear! Bheemasena realized within himself thus, “Oh wow! What a colossal mistake have I committed! Till now I was enabling both the halves of Jaraasandha’s body to join each other by putting them in the same direction. Now I should make sure that the head portion of the first half should be on the foot portion of the second half! Now let me see how these two halves would stick!” 

This is a very important strategy to kill Jaraasandha! So for today, let us understand up to this point, and in the next episode, we shall discuss this strategy in detail and see if this works or not! Stay tuned for an interesting accord! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, India A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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