While in the forest, once the Pandavas met a snataka brahmin youth, returning home, after finshing his studies in the gurukula. The youth told them of his agrahara, ( a brahmin ghetto ) in Ekachakra a small township, which was a small distance away from where they stayed in the forest.

Desirous of living in a proper human society, they dressed up as brahmins and went to the village of Ekachakra. Hidimbi stayed back in the forest with baby Ghatotkacha.

At Ekachakra, they ends up living in another brahmin’s house as refugees.