From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

This was a small town where the Pāṇḍava princes along with their mother Kuntī lived for some time after escaping from the burning house made of lac. A fierce demon named Bakāsura was living near this town. He used to attack the town and eat whomsoever he could lay his hands on. Then the people of the town appealed him not do so and they themselves would send a person everyday as his food. When Kuntī came to know of this, that it was her turn to send her family member, she sent Bhīma. Bhīma killed the demon and freed the town of the great tormentor.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore