Balram is Krishna Himself. His appearance is in itself His pursuit of leisure amongst the numerous amusing activities to follow. To release the demigods of Kansa’s atrocities, Balram appeared as Devaki’s seventh child. He was mystically transferred to the womb ofVasudeva’s other wife Rohinito trick Kansa into believing that Devaki had lost her seventh child.
Balram was raised along with Krishna by Rohini and foster parents Yasoda and Nand in Gokul. He always assisted Krishna in His pastimes, creating His own glorious ones alongside.
As a child, Balram killed the ass demon Dhenukasura who had occupied the Talavana forest in Vrindavana.
He outweighed and killed a demon named Pralambawho lifted Him on his shoulders to abduct Him.
When He summoned the river Yamuna in Dwarkato move closer so He could bathe, Yamuna didn’t move.Balramused His plough to dig way for the river to flow in a hundred streams.
He displayed His physical strength by draggingHastinapura into the Ganges, thereby compelling the Kauravas to releaseKrishna’s son Sambaand get him married to Duryodhana’s daughter Lakshmana, whom Samba had kidnapped. Once,Balram used His plough to shrink the tall Revatifrom Satyuga period to His height so she could suit Him for marriage.
The Lord caused Romaharshana, the main disciple of Vyasadeva and leader of a prominent sacrifice, to die, merely by touching him with a blade of grass because he did not stand up in His respect.
These are some of the chief incidents that exalt the Lord. An ideal brother, a constant companion, a true friend and the saviour of religion, Lord Balram’s pastimes are as unlimited as His qualities.