Follows Tirthayatra and Bhima kills a rakshasa who abduct the other four.
Yaksha Yuddha Parva
Draupadi asks Bhima to get him a flower from a mountain top full of Yakshas and Rakshasas and Bhima goes to the mountain kills thousands of Yakshas and Rakshasas including their leader Manimata who was Kubera’s friend.
When Yudhishthara finds this he tells Bhima that he has committed a sin killing all of them for no reason, but Kubera tells them there’s no sin because this was driven by destiny.
In earlier times Manimata had spat on sage Agastya’s head and Agastya had cursed him that he’ll die at the hands of a human. He had also cursed Kubera that since this happened in Kubera’s presence, he will suffer the death of thousands of his companions and only when he meets the killer, will he be freed of his sin.
However, Kubera tells Yudhishthara that Bhima is very powerful, but his intelligence is like that of a child and he does not know dharma. Kubera also tells him that perseverance, steadfastness, place, time and valor are five principles that determine results in this world, and that he should follow them.
Arjuna returns and Indra descends on earth to tell them to go back to Kamyaka’s hermitage and live there. Yudhishthara asks Arjuna to show him the use of his newly acquired weapons and when Arjuna tries to do it, Narada appears and stops him saying they should never be used without a target and even then only when there’s no other option. Do not attempt this again. He tells Yudhishthara that he will see the use of these weapons in the war. This concludes the section.