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BALARAMA PURNIMA- The Appearance day of Lord Balarama

August 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The auspicious appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna, is celebrated on the full-moon day of Shravana (August). Lord Balarama appeared as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva. He is also known as
Baladeva and Sankarshana. He gives us the required spiritual strength to cross over the hurdles in our journey of self-realization. Devotees fast till noon and pray to Lord Balarama to bestow the spiritual strength needed to practice
spiritual life.

Balarama Purnima is an annual holiday celebrating the day when Lord Balarama appeared on this earth over 5,000 years ago. It takes place every year on the full moon day of the month of Sridhara.


  • 5.00PM – KIRTAN
  • 7.00PM- AARTI
  • 7.30PM – LECTURE
  • 8.00PM- PRASADAM

The Significance of Balarama Purnima

In the Vedas, Lord Balarama is known as the Second Personality of Godhead. He is the first avatar, or manifestation from the Original Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna. All subsequent incarnations — including Lord Ramachandra, Lord Vishnu, Lord Nrsimhadeva, and even Lord Shiva — expand through Lord Balarama. Balarama and Krishna are equal in every respect, except that Balarama always accepts the mood and role of a servant toward Krishna, just as an elder brother looks after and serves his younger brother.

As the first incarnation, Balarama also serves as the adi-guru, or the original spiritual master. He knows how to serve and please Krishna better than anyone else. Maybe you can think of a pair of brothers you know who are very, very close to each other? They are practically always seen together? Their each others’ best friends? Krishna and Balarama embody this to the highest degree. The very principle of brotherhood is fully embodied in Their divine relationship. For this reason, devotees of Krishna worship and pray to Balarama to be able to become better servants of Krishna. Balarama provides all the spiritual strength necessary to overcome obstacles and increase our spiritual practices.


August 31, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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