BALARAM JAYANTI 2021
Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and Balaram is the direct expansion of Krishna. Lord Balaram is non-different than Krishna. Balaram appeared as the seventh child in the womb of Devaki. She could feel the divine presence of this child. Even Kamsa could feel his potency thinking he may have been tricked by the prophecy – He will be slain by the eighth child. At that time, Krishna instructed Yoga Maya, his internal potency, to transfer the unborn from the womb of Devaki, who was imprisoned by Kamsa in Mathura, to the womb of Rohini, Vasudev’s first wife, who was living under the protection of Sri Nanda Maharaj in Gokul, Vrindavan.
This most auspicious appearance day of Sri Balaram is celebrated as Balaram Jayanti.
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.
Lord Balarama is the eternal companion of Sri Krishna. He came as Lakshmana with Rama and later as Nityananda Prabhu with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is the original spiritual master, and any one desiring to make spiritual progress must first get the mercy of Lord Balarama. Directly we cant 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 the words of Gargamuni from Srimad-Bhagavatam, 10.8.12, “Gargamuni said: This child, the son of Rohini, will give all happiness to His relatives and friends by His transcendental qualities. Therefore He will be known as Räma. And because He will manifest extraordinary bodily strength, He will also be known as Bala. Moreover, because He unites two families—Vasudeva’s family and the family of Nanda Mahäräja—He will be known as Saìkarsana.
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Aug 28, 2021