Ghatotkacha (nameed so because he was bald-headed and his heat resembled an upside-down pot), was another character from the Indian epic, the Mahabharat. A son of the second Pandav brother, Bhim and the forest dweller (rakshas) Hadimba, he was incredibly strong and well-nigh unbeatable. He plays a minor role in the epic narrative but it is important at the same time. The people of Manali adopted this ignored tragic character and worship him like they worship his mother. This tree is his shrine, just a few metres away from the ancient temple that commemorates his mother Hadimba.