Jarasandh attacked Lord Krishna’s Mathura a total of 17 times. The Mahabharata mentions their generals Hansa and Dimbhaka in a dialogue between Krishna and Yudhishthira, when they are telling the eldest Pandava brother about the 17th battle.
Speaking on LGBTQ rights, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that Indian civilization has traditionally accepted the community. In an interview to RSS-affiliated magazines Organizer and Panchjanya, Bhagwat cited the example of Hamsa and Dimbhaka, two generals of King Jarasandha who waged a long war against Lord Krishna. He added that they were “in that kind of relationship”. Mohan Bhagwat said that this is the problem of LGBT. Jarasandh had two generals, Hamsa and Dimbhaka. They were so friendly that Krishna spread a rumor that Dimbhak was dead, so Hamla committed suicide. Now what is this thing? It is the same thing. Both of them had such relations. Mohan Bhagwat said that it is not that these people were never present in our country. As long as humans have existed, there have always been people with such attitudes. Since I am a veterinarian, I know that such symptoms are also found in animals. It is organic, a way of life.
Hummus and Dimbhaka in the Mahabharata
Jarasandh attacked Lord Krishna’s Mathura a total of 17 times. The Mahabharata mentions their generals Hansa and Dimbhaka in a dialogue between Krishna and Yudhishthira, when they are telling the eldest Pandava brother about the 17th battle. Professor Jawaharlal, Department of Philosophy, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi, said that the story of Hamsa and Dimbhaka is narrated in verses 40-44 in Chapter 14 of the Sabha Parva of the epic. Professor Jawaharlal said that Lord Krishna tells Yudhishthira that Jarasandha was difficult to conquer, as his two generals Hamsa and Dimbhaka were as strong as deities (gods) and had the boon that they could not be killed by any weapon. Lord Krishna then tells how both of them died. There was another king named Hansa who was fighting on the side of Jarasandha. When that king was killed by Balarama, the news spread quickly that the ‘Hans’ had died. When Dimbhaka heard this, he jumped into the Yamuna, deciding that he could not live without Hamsa. When Hamsa heard about Dimbhak’s act, he too drowned in the river. Professor Jawaharlal said that the words ‘mate’ and ‘premi’ (lover) have been used to describe the relationship between Hamsa and Dimbhaka. However, in other traditions, mention of a Hamsa and Dimbhaka pair described as brothers can also be found.
What did Bhagwat say about the third gender?
Bhagwat said that the transgender community is a part of our everyday life. We have a transgender community, we didn’t see it as a problem. They have a sect and they have their own gods. Today he also has his own Mahamandaleshwar. They are given a special place during Kumbh. They are part of our everyday life,” he said. Hinduism has 13 Akharas or religious orders. All Akharas nominate Mahamandaleshwars as the representative of the Akhara to propagate Sanatana Dharma.