Lord Balarama

Lord Balarama

Balarama is sixteen years old and full of the luster of youth. He has a fair complexion, like the colour of crystal. He wears blue garments and a garland of forest flowers. He wears blue garments and a garland of forest flowers. His handsome hair is tied in a graceful topknot. Splendid earings decorate His ears. His neck is splendidly decorated with garlands of flowers and strings of jewels. His arms are splendidly decorated with bracelets and armlets. 

Lord Balaram is the first personal expansion of  Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All other incarnations expand from Him. In Krishna's pastimes, He plays as Krishna's elder brother. Together Krishna and Balarama enact many pastimes as cowherd boys in the land of Vrndavana. Lord Balarama carries a plough and club and is known for His great strength. He appeared as the son of Vasudeva and Devaki. Revati devi and Varuni devi are His eternal consorts. 

In Gaura lila, He appeared as Lord Nityananda.

 

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