Hare Krishna dear God family,
Please accept our humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada
Happy Balaram Jayanti!
Lord Balarama is the eternal companion of Sri Krishna. He came as Lakshmana with Rama and later as Nitayanda Prabhu with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is the original spiritual master, and anyone desiring to make spiritual progress must first get the mercy of Lord Balarama. Directly we can’t approach Krishna, only through Balarama we can approach supreme lord Krishna. Spiritual master represents the true representation of Balarama. Thus, by following the instructions of spiritual master and by pleasing him we can get the grace of Krishna.
In Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila Chapter 5 it is mentioned:
CC Ādi 5.4: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarāma is His second body.
CC Ādi 5.5: These two are one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Lord Balarāma is the first bodily expansion of Kṛṣṇa, and He assists in Lord Kṛṣṇa’s transcendental pastimes.
CC Ādi 5.6: That original Lord Kṛṣṇa appeared in Navadvīpa as Lord Caitanya, and Balarāma appeared with Him as Lord Nityānanda
Lord Balarama’s beauty is enhanced by the earrings touching His cheeks. His face is decorated with tilak made from musk, and His broad chest is ornamented with a garland of gunja. Balarama’s voice is very grave, and His arms are very long, touching His thighs.
The splendor of Lord Balarama’s form eclipses many millions of glistening rising moons, and the slightest scent of His boundless strength is sufficient to destroy many armies of demons. Although He knows the supernatural power of His younger brother, Krishna, still, out of love for Him, He never leaves Krishna alone in the forest even for a moment. Balarama is Sri Krishna’s dearest friend and is a great reservoir of many kinds of pastimes.
Some Specific Pastimes of Lord Balarama
1. Balarama slays demon Dhenukasura
2. Balarama kills Pralambasura
3. Balarama was always glorified by Krishna
4. Yamuna Devi was chastised when she did not give way for Balarama
5. Kauravas chastised when they had captured Samba
6. Balarama marries Revati
7. Balarama became angry at Bhima for killing Duryodhana by trickery but was appeased by Sri Krishna.
8.Killing of Romaharshana for not representing Vyasdev properly.
Mercy of Lord Balarama
Lord Balarama exemplifies the service attitude to Krishna. His only mission is to please Krishna by rendering service to Him, whether it is in the creation of the material worlds, maintaining the spiritual world or as His personal paraphernalia.
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Happy Balarama Jayanti!!!