Hare Krishna Prabhuji & Mataji !!
Today is last day of Kolkata Rath Yatra, I had some seva in Bhakti Vriksha Pandal where i noticed the 10 Incarnation shows Balarama in place of Krishna and Krishna was told as source of all the 10 incarnations. This is something which I never heard in my small life. Do this have a scriptural reference ??
This question has disturbed me a lot. I have 100% faith on Krishna-Our Supreme Father, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu & Srila Prabhupada. but is these change suggested by them or it has been changed by the later devotees to claim their supremacy. 'The Bhagavad Gita' is translated 'As it is'. So i hope all the scriptures presented to us are 'As it is'.

Will eagerly wait for your replies !!

& Sorry if i hurted you by asking this Question !!

Hare Krishna !!

Your Servant

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  • The 10 incarnations are just the most prominent incarnation.

    Srimad bhagavatam 1st canto chapter 3 lists around 22 incarnations.


    Also read SB 1.3.26:


    O brāhmaṇas, the incarnations of the Lord are innumerable, like rivulets flowing from inexhaustible sources of water.


    The list of incarnations of the Personality of Godhead given herein is not complete. It is only a partial view of all the incarnations. There are many others, such as Śrī Hayagrīva, Hari, Haḿsa, Pṛśnigarbha, Vibhu, Satyasena, Vaikuṇṭha, Sārvabhauma, Viṣvaksena, Dharmasetu, Sudhāmā, Yogeśvara, Bṛhadbhānu and others of the bygone ages. Śrī Prahlāda Mahārāja said in his prayer, "My Lord, You manifest as many incarnations as there are species of life, namely the aquatics, the vegetables, the reptiles, the birds, the beasts, the men, the demigods, etc., just for the maintenance of the faithful and the annihilation of the unfaithful. You advent Yourself in this way in accordance with the necessity of the different yugas. In the Kali-yuga You have incarnated garbed as a devotee." This incarnation of the Lord in the Kali-yuga is Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. There are many other places, both in the Bhāgavatam and in other scriptures, in which the incarnation of the Lord as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is explicitly mentioned. In the Brahma-saḿhitā also it is said indirectly that although there are many incarnations of the Lord, such as Rāma, Nṛsiḿha, Varāha, Matsya, Kūrma and many others, the Lord Himself sometimes incarnates in person. Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu are not, therefore, incarnations, but the original source of all other incarnations. This will be clearly explained in the next śloka. So the Lord is the inexhaustible source for innumerable incarnations which are not always mentioned. But such incarnations are distinguished by specific extraordinary feats which are impossible to be performed by any living being. That is the general test to identify an incarnation of the Lord, directly and indirectly empowered. Some incarnations mentioned above are almost plenary portions. For instance, the Kumāras are empowered with transcendental knowledge. Śrī Nārada is empowered with devotional service. Mahārāja Pṛthu is an empowered incarnation with executive function. The Matsya incarnation is directly a plenary portion. So the innumerable incarnations of the Lord are manifested all over the universes constantly, without cessation, as water flows constantly from waterfalls.

  • Hare Krishna Mihir Prabhu,

    Thanks for your reply, Please accept my humble obeisances !!

    1. But where we find that Krishna is the origin of all incarnation 'Including Vishnu'

    2. How is Lord Balarama 8th incarnation n not Lord Krishna.

    Thanks in advance, Hare Krishna !!

    Your Servant !!

  • hare krsna.

    Some says that balarama is in 10 incarnation.but thereis balarama in it.In rama avatar balarama was small brother of rama and he was big brother of krsna.

    • Volunteer

      Lord Balarama is same Krishna. And Lord Krishna is same Balarama. Lord Balarama is the first expansion of Krishna. So He is white Krishna. But He takes a position of a servitude God. So He always serves Krishna whether being His - Krishna's younger brother or elder one.

      Black color represents - to take everything in, white represents to give. As like in Sun if we wear black cloth that cloth will take the heat of the Sun but white cloth will reflect it back.

      As like this Krishna is All enjoyer. And Lord Balarama knows to give joy to Him.

      Your servant,  

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