The story of Bhima Swarga is elaborate and
all-embracing. Bhima Swarga in Balinese means, Bhima goes to the abode
of the gods. Swarga literally means to any place where the gods happen
to reside, Heaven or Hell.
Bhima, the second oldest of the five Pandava brothers,
is forced by his mother Kunti with the mission to rescue from Hell the
souls of his earthly father Pandu, and his second mother, Madri. After
saving Pandu and Madri from Hell, Bhima must secure them for Heaven. Bhima
s siblings go through hell right along with Bhima to rescue their parents.
The siblings observe people being tortured for their sins. The siblings
are Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadewa, Yudisthira, and Bhima.
Bhima goes to Hell to rescue his parents and when he
arrives he finds his parents are in a huge hot water bath. Bhima tips the
bath which his parents were boiling in and they are taken off to Heaven.
The Demons did not like Bhima rescuing his parents and allowing them to
go to Heaven. Bhima then has to fight off the Demons.
Next, the Gods do not like this idea of Bhima taking
his parents from Hell to Heaven. Bhima then gets into a fight with the
Gods and Bhima dies in Heaven. The high God of all restores Bhima back
to life and gives Bhima the drink of immortality.
The last scene of Bhima Swarga shows justice, even
with punishments of Hell.