In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Bhima (Sanskrit: भीम, IAST: Bhīma, Tibetan: མི་འཇིགས་སྟན, Wylie: mi 'jigs stan, (lit. terrible, awful), also Vrikodara (lit. one with a wolf's belly)) is the second of the Pandava brothers. He is one of the central characters and is symbolic of great strength.
The Mahabharata has many events which portray the immense might of Bhima. One of the central reasons behind the envy of Duryodhana towards the Pandavas was the inability of Kauravas to match Bhima's strength. Eventually Bhima is responsible for slaying all hundred Kaurava brothers in the Kurukshetra War.