Incredible India! Know how Hidimbeshwara temple in Karnataka is connected to Mahabharata

First Published 8, Oct 2020, 3:13 PM

India is a land of a myriad temples. Every temple is steeped in history and has a story to narrate. 

As we continue to write on our temples, let’s travel to Chitradurga in Karnataka. The Hidimbeshwara temple here has connections with the Mahabharata. 

The following pictures have been borrowed from a Twitter user Harsha with the handle @harshasherni

<p>The Hidimbeshwara temple is located in the Chitradurga Fort</p>

The Hidimbeshwara temple is located in the Chitradurga Fort

<p>It is here that the mighty Bhima fought a demon by name Hidimb while he was roaming around in exile</p>

It is here that the mighty Bhima fought a demon by name Hidimb while he was roaming around in exile

<p>After he killed the demon, his virtuous sister, Hidimba, married him&nbsp;</p>

After he killed the demon, his virtuous sister, Hidimba, married him 

<p>It is said that rocks lying around here were used as weapons and tools by both Bhima and Hidimb</p>

It is said that rocks lying around here were used as weapons and tools by both Bhima and Hidimb

<p>It is also interesting to note that a broken tooth of Hidimb is on display in the temple shrine</p>

It is also interesting to note that a broken tooth of Hidimb is on display in the temple shrine

<p>It is said there is a drum on display here that purportedly belongs to Bhima</p>

It is said there is a drum on display here that purportedly belongs to Bhima

<p>This is how the Mahabharata is linked with this historical temple</p>

This is how the Mahabharata is linked with this historical temple

<p>Karnataka boasts of several such temples</p>

Karnataka boasts of several such temples

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