The story depicts the childhood of the Pandavas and Kauravas in Hastinapura. Bhima, the strongest Pandava, playfully teases and bullies Duryodhana and his brothers. Duryodhana, fueled by jealousy, plots to kill Bhima to secure his own power. In a sinister plan, Duryodhana tries to drown Bhima in the Ganges and later lies about his fate. However, Bhima survives, and this incident intensifies the growing rivalry between the two, foreshadowing future conflicts.