Lord Balarama Appearance Day 7 August 2017
Lord Balarama Appearance Day
|MANGALA AARTI||4:30 AM|
|GURU PUJA||7:30 AM|
|BALARAM KATHA||8:00 AM|
|SRINGAR AARTI||9:00 AM|
|MAHA ABHISHEK||10:30 AM|
|RAJBHOG AARTI||12:30 PM|
NAMASTE BALINAM SRESHTHA NAMASTE DHARANI-DHARA PRALAMBARA NAMAS TE TU TRAHI MAM KRISHNA-PURVAJA
| offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Balaram, the best of the strong and the support of earth, obeisances unto you, O enemy of Pralamba, Please deliver me, O Elder Brother of Krishna...
Who is Lord Balarama? The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna's transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.
He assumes five other forms to serve Lord Krishna. He Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna, and He does the work of creation in four other forms called the catur-vyuha (four armed) forms known as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Anirudha. He executes the orders of Lord Krishna in the work of creation, and in the form of Lord Sesa He serves Sri Krishna in various ways. In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna. No one can approach Krishna without first getting the mercy of Baladeva.
Descent of Balarama Whenever Krishna appears in the material world, He is accompanied by His associates and paraphernalia. Five thousand years ago when Krishna descended into the material world, He was first preceded by Baladeva. Only after Baladeva give His mercy did Krishna descend, such is the intimate relationship between Krishna and Baladeva.