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APPEARANCE

Sri Baladeva is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. He is equal in supremacy to the Supreme Godhead, yet wherever Krishna appears, Sri Baladeva appears as Krishna’s brother, sometimes elder, sometimes younger. In his vaibhava-prakasa feature, Lord Krishna manifests Himself as Balarama. The Balarama feature is as good as Krishna Himself, the only difference being that the bodily hue of Krishna is dark and that of Balarama is fair. These two Lords, Krishna and Balarama, are e

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Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead and cause of all causes, including the origin of all His Vishnu and Narayana expansions, NEVER leaves Vrindavana in the Spiritual World as His original form.

When Krishna does come to this material world, He comes as His Vishnu expansion who plays the role of Krishna in His original form, but this is really Krishna's Vishnu-tattva expansion.

 Did you know that Lord Krishna as His original childhood form, NEVER leaves Vrindavana.

Therefore, when Krishna com

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Today is the appearance day of Lord Balarama, the Personality of Godhead who is the first expansion of Lord Krishna, the original Personality of Godhead. As Krishna states in the Bhagavad-gita (4.7):

yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham

“Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself.”

Krishna says, srjamy aham: “I manifest Myself.”

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Who is Lord Balarama?

Lord Balarama is an expansion of Lord Krishna glorified in the Vedic Puranas and Itihasas. Krishna is the spiritually manifest Supreme Person, whose internal spiritual energy is the all-pervading Brahman. He is glorified as Narayana, Vasudeva, Mahavishnu, Hari, Vishnu, and many other names. Shiva and Brahma are said to be His qualitative expansions. He is the Supreme Lord, the Lord of all universes. Everything emanates from Him and dissolves back in Him. He is the cause of

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By Urmila Devi Dasi

Activities and stories about Lord Balarama! Lots of fun things to do for children aged 2-18.

Here are many stories about Balarama, along with activities about the stories. The story activities were created by the Hare Krishna School in Auckland, New Zealand, under the direction of Prana dasa. There are also dozens of Balarama-centered activities in the areas of scripture, Deity worship, devotee association, holy places, and Balarama’s holy name. Have some transcendental fu

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Today is Balarama Purnima, the appearance day of Lord Balarama, the first expansion of Lord Krishna, who plays as Krishna’s older brother. Listening to Sri Caitanya-bhagavata this morning, I happened to hear a description of Lord Chaitanya’s special affinity for the mood of Lord Balarama: “Every day, Lord Chaitanya, accompanied by Lord Nityananda, visited various Vaishnava’s homes and enacted transcendental pastimes. The Lord was constantly engaged in His ecstasies, manifesting the moods and be

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Sometimes people ask who is Lord Balarama? And the answer is that He is the brother of Lord Krishna. However, He does many things besides that.
How we understand this is to first recognize that, according to Vedic scripture such as the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, it is described that Lord Krishna is the primeval Lord, the original Personality of Godhead, so He can expand Himself into unlimited forms with all potencies. They are no different from Him, but may exhibit differences in form and functio

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Gargamuni said: This child, the son of Rohini, will give all happiness to His relatives and friends by His transcendental qualities. Therefore He will be known as Rama. And because He will manifest extraordinary bodily strength, He will also be known as Bala. Moreover, because He unites two families—Vasudeva’s family and the family of Nanda Maharaja—He will be known as Sankarnana.

sri-garga uvaca
ayam hi rohini-putro
ramayan suhrdo gunaih
akhyasyate rama iti
baladhikyad balam viduh
yadunam aprt

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Today is the world friendship day and great friends embrace each other and celebrate the occasion exchanging jiggles and giggles. A good friend is not always the one in need, but the one in deed. The best of all buddies is the supreme friend, the master of all. He created and protects us and unto Him we all return. He dwells in us although we are unaware of Him. That Supreme friend is Krshna and here is a brief about an absorbing story of a great friendship with Him.

The Bhagavata Purana descr

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By Samapriya dasi

Associating with Srila Prabhupada

In the beginning days of establishing his movement, Srila Prabhupada was assisted by a handful of dedicated disciples. Though unfamiliar with Vedic culture they were qualified through love and submission to their spiritual master. The good fortune of these devotees is unquestionable, and there is no doubt each and every one of them was worthy of their unique benediction. Whenever recounting the events Srila Prabhupada’s disciples directly expe

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By Parasuram dasa

Plague has a long history on the European continent, with evidence of the disease dating back to the Stone Age. Plague epidemics in Europe during the First and Second Pandemics, including the Black Death, are infamous.

Yet, Europe still experienced plague outbreaks during the Third Pandemic, which began in China and spread to India and then globally at the end of the nineteenth century.

On 23 September 1896, the first “official” case of the bubonic plague in India was reported

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By Madhava Smullen

Ratha Yatra is usually a summer staple for ISKCON devotees, a chance to pull Their Lordships Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra on Their chariot through the streets, share Krishna consciousness, see old friends and connect. With the COVID-19 pandemic, of course, none of this is possible in person, and Ratha Yatras all over the world have been cancelled. But devotees are thinking creatively and coming up with virtual alternatives for the chariot festival.

From July 1st to 12

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7176364880?profile=RESIZE_400xLord Balarama carries a plough, used to prepare the ground for planting. Balarama is actually the one who prepares the heart. Krsna is the instructor, the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita, and He plants transcendental knowledge within the heart. “Bala” means strength and Balarama is the giver of spiritual strength. He has that strength because He is serving Krsna in unlimited ways: as His personal paraphernalia, His bed, His shoes and even the instruments we use in kirtana. Even the kartalas should

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Lake to Lake by Bhaktimarga Swami

7176323899?profile=RESIZE_400xEvery alternate Monday I am scheduled for a philosophy/family/friend session at Ramsden Park. Corry, my cousin, her hubby, Eric and young Victor come together. As I was making my way to the picnic spot a falcon swooped down and then swept up to perch on a convenient, substantial tree branch. He got our attention. If it was a hawk, it’s known to be a good omen. It represents focus and is regarded as a sign from the spirit world. Hopefully a falcon carries similar good fortune.

It was suggested th

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चतुर्थ स्कन्ध (Fourth Canto)

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श्रीमदभागवतम चतुर्थ स्कन्ध

समस्त श्लोकों का अनुदित संकलन

कृष्णकृपामूर्ति श्री श्रीमद ए. सी. भक्ति वेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपाद

संस्थापकाचार्य : अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय कृष्णभावनामृत संघ

सादर – साभार, श्रील प्रभुपाद के श्रीचरणों में समर्पित

(समर्पित एवं सेवारत जे. सी. चौहान)

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तृतीय स्कन्ध (Third Canto)

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श्रीमदभागवतम तृतीय स्कन्ध

समस्त श्लोकों का अनुदित संकलन

कृष्णकृपामूर्ति श्री श्रीमद ए. सी. भक्ति वेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपाद

संस्थापकाचार्य : अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय कृष्णभावनामृत संघ

सादर – साभार, श्रील प्रभुपाद के श्रीचरणों में समर्पित

(समर्पित एवं सेवारत जे. सी. चौहान)

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द्वितीय स्कन्ध (Second Canto)

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श्रीमदभागवतम द्वितीय स्कन्ध

समस्त श्लोकों का अनुदित संकलन

कृष्णकृपामूर्ति श्री श्रीमद ए. सी. भक्ति वेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपाद

संस्थापकाचार्य : अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय कृष्णभावनामृत संघ

सादर – साभार, श्रील प्रभुपाद के श्रीचरणों में समर्पित

(समर्पित एवं सेवारत जे. सी. चौहान)

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श्रीमद भगवद गीता यथारूप

समस्त श्लोकों का

भगवद गीता हिन्दी में अनुदित संकलन

कृष्णकृपामूर्ति श्री श्रीमद ए. सी. भक्ति वेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपाद

संस्थापकाचार्य : अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय कृष्णभावनामृत संघ

सादर – साभार, श्रील प्रभुपाद के श्रीचरणों में समर्पित

(समर्पित एवं सेवारत जे. सी. चौहान)

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