Lord Balarama is also known as “DHENUKASURA SAMHARA MOORTHY”, since he killed the dreaded demon Dhenuka, who took various forms and made the Yadava Cowherds to get panic. When Dhenuka approached Balarama and challenged to fight with him, the powerful Balarama gave a big kick to him on his hands, and killed him thus by making him to fell down in the earth.
Balarama is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Adisesha, the divine serpent bed of Lord Vishnu, who was born as Lakshmana, the younger brother of Rama, during the Treta Yuga, and he has sincerely served Lord Rama throughout his life. In order to honour Adisesha, when Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Krishna in the Dwapara Yuga, he has given good respect to his elder brother Balarama, and even when he was questioned by Balarama in certain issues, he patiently answered, without getting angry with him.
In Odisha, Puri Jagannath Temple, along with Krishna and Ma Subadra idols, Lord Balarama idol is also there, and he is also worshipped similar to Krishna and Subadra in that temple. In India, there are only a few temples dedicated for Lord Balarama, and in those temples he is worshipped as an incarnation of Lord Adisesha. Similar to worshipping Lord Krishna, we have to worship Lord Balarama also, since he would relieve us from our various dreaded and poisonous diseases, and especially at this present period of time, since some of the people suffers from various types of Viruses, like CORONA and OMICRON, the great avatar of Adisesha, would heal their diseases quickly and also he would give good strength to their mind and body, provided if they worship him sincerely and faithfully.
Lord Balarama is also known as Baladeva and Balabhadra, and he used to hold a plough as his weapon, which signifies, that he is the god of the farmers, and by worshipping him, farmers would get good yield, and proper harvesting would also be done. Balarama is also considered to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and in the VISHNU SAHASRANAMAM STOTRA, while mentioning the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu, the name of Balarama is also mentioned.
Though there are lots and lots of deities present in our Hinduism, some holy avatars would attract us very much, due to their valour, beauty and goodness. Lord Balarama attracts us through his good qualities, gentle and charming face, and along with Lord Balarama, we should worship his lovely consort Ma Revati also.
“OM SRI DHENUKASURA SAMHARA MOORTHY NAMAHA”