--> Skip to main content

How Bhima Died In The Mahabharata?

At the end of their rule, Pandavas decided to retire. It was time for them to bid goodbye to civilization. Bhima died during the final journey of Pandavas and it is mentioned in the Mahaprasthanika Parva.

Bhima followed his wife, Draupadi, and brothers to the great snow-clad mountains in the Himalayas. Draupadi slipped and fell as they started climbing the Himalayas. Sahadeva fell next and died. Third to fall was Nakula. Arjuna fell next. And it was Bhima who fell next.

Bhima soon realized that he was about die. He asked to Yudhisthira as to why he had fallen as he had never performed any evil.

Yudhisthira told Bhima that he had reaped the fruits of his actions. Gluttony was his sin. He always ate without thinking about others. He never served others before eating.

Yudhisthira who had decided to give up all the ties climbed the mountain leaving Bhima behind.

Bhima died soon.