Lord Balarama Appearance day 2011

Balarama jayanti 2011

Lord Balaram Jayanti, (the appearance day of Lord Balarama, who is elder brother of Lord Krishna) will be celebrated on Saturday August 13, 2011. A precursor to Janmashtmi. On this auspicious occasion, we will host Kirtan, Bhajan, Balaram-Lila and along with feast Prasad. Lord Balarama is the first expansion of Lord Sri Krishna. He is the original spiritual master, and devotees offer special prayers to Lord Balarama on this day to receive spiritual strength from Him.

We request and invite you all to attend this event

Program schedule is:

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Kirtan, Bhajan

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – Pastimes and Glorification of Lord Balaram – by His Grace Sarvananda                                      Prabhuji
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM – Bhoga Aarati

12:30PM – Prasadam

Who is Lord Balarama?

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master. He assumes five other forms to serve Lord Krishna. He Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna, and He does the work of creation in four other forms called the catur-vyuha (four armed) forms known as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Anirudha. He executes the orders of Lord Krishna in the work of creation, and in the form of Lord Sesa He serves Sri Krishna in various ways. In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna. No one can approach Krishna without first getting the mercy of Baladeva.