Balarama Purnima is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna. In 2021, Balarama Purnima date is August 22. It is celebrated on Shravana Purnima, the full moon day in Shravana month.
Lord Krishna and Balarama are not two different Personalities of Godhead. God is one without a second, but He expands Himself in many forms without their being separate from one another. They are all plenary expansions. The immediate expansion of Lord Krishna is Balarama. Lord Balarama is as good as Krishna Himself, the only difference being that the bodily hue of Krishna is dark and that of Balarama is fair.
Lord Balarama is the source of all spiritual power (bala) which helps one attain the highest bliss of life (ramana) and hence the name Balarama. He is the protector of the devotees of the Lord. Without His mercy one cannot approach the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna.
ISKCON Bangalore celebrates this festival every year with grand Abhisheka for Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, followed by a grand offering of 56 items (Chappan-Bhoga).
Panchang, 22 August 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:54 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:53 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 07:10 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : No Moonset
Tithi : Purnima upto 05:31 PM Pratipada
Nakshatra : Dhanishtha upto 07:40 PM Shatabhisha
Yoga : Shobhana upto 10:34 AM Atiganda
Karana : Vishti upto 06:12 AM Bava upto 05:31 PM Balava upto 04:57 AM, Aug 23 Kaulava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Raviwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Shravana – Purnimanta Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:58 AM to 12:50 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:34 AM to 11:07 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 05:16 PM to 06:53 PM
Yamaganda : 12:24 PM to 02:01 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:39 PM to 05:16 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:10 PM to 06:02 PM
Varjyam : 02:48 AM, Aug 23 to 04:23 AM, Aug 23