Balarama is a Hindu god and the elder brother of Krishna. He is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra, Haladhara and Halayudha. Lord Balarama is considered to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is also regarded as an incarnation of Adisesha.
Balarama was the son of Vasudeva. He was born on RakshaBandhan. His weapon is the plough. As per the Hindu traditions, Balarama has been a farmer’s deity. He is always described with Lord Krishna. Balarama supports Krishna in form and spirit. Balarama’s association with Krishna makes him the protector and supporter of dharma.
Balarama spent his childhood as a cow herder with his brother Krishna. Both of them killed several asuras who tried to kill them. Balarama and Krishna studied under sage Sandipani at Ujjain. He married Revati, the daughter of King Kakudmi. Balarama is the celebrated plougher.
In the Bhagavata Purana, it is described that after the destruction of the Yadu dynasty and witnessing the disappearance of Lord Krishna, he sat down in a meditative state and departed from this world.
1. Nenmini Balarama Temple, Kerala.
2. Aluva Srikrishna Balarama Temple, Kerala.
3. Mazhoor Balarama Temple, Kannur district, Kerala.
4. Puri Jagannath Temple, Odisha.
5. Baladevji Temple, Kendrapara.
6. Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Odisha
7. Revti Baladevji Mandir, Jetalpur, Gujarat
8. Shri DaauJi Mandir, Vill – Banchari, Haryana
9. Kathmandu Temples, Nepal
10. Shri Dauji Mandir, Mainpuri, (U.P.)
Lord Balarama, whose name itself indicates his strength, will save us from this Kali Yuga, by diverting our attention on god. And let him make us to do good karma and to think positively. Let him clear all our karmas, free us from our sins and diseases and give SALVATION to us. Being the brother of the great Krishna, he will definitely protect us from all sorts of problems, which we are facing in our day to day life, and lead us to a good path.
Let us chant the holy names of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama.
“OM SREE BALADEVARE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA”