We are inviting everyone on Monday 7th August 2017 at 18.00 for the appearance day of Lord Balaram. Please come and join us and let's make the birthday of Lord Balaram memorable.
Lord Balaram's appearance day
The program will start at 18.00 at the Temple with Kirtan, Gaura Arati, a talk about the past times of Lord Balarama and followed by Prasadam at the end.
Schedules are as follows:
18.00 - 18.30 : Kirtan
18.30 - 19.00 : Gaura Arati
19.00 - 20.00 : Talk
20.00 - 20.30 : Kirtan
20.30 : Prasadam
Who is Lord Balaram?
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. Whenever Krishna appears in the material world, He is accompanied by His associates and paraphernalia.
Lord Balaram was born in Gokul under the protection of Nanda Maharaja. He always wears blue garments and a garland of forest flowers. His beauty is enhanced by the earrings touching His cheeks. His face is decorated with tilaka made from musk, and His broad chest is ornamented with a garland of gunja. Balarama’s voice is very grave and His arms are very long, touching His thighs. Known as the elder brother of Lord Krishna, Lord Balaram is worshipped by devotees. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.
The splendor of Lord Balarama's transcendental form eclipses many millions of glistening rising moons, and the slightest scent of His boundless strength is sufficient to destroy many armies of demons. Although He knows the supernatural power of His younger brother, Krishna, still, out of love for Him, He never leaves Krishna alone in the forest even for a moment. Balarama is Sri Krishna's dearest friend and is a great reservoir of the nectar mellows of many kinds of transcendental pastimes.