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Wed, Aug 30

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ISKCON of New Jersey

Balarama Jayanti

Join us in celebrating the divine appearance of Lord Balarama, the brother of Lord Krishna.

Balarama Jayanti
Balarama Jayanti

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 5:00 PM

ISKCON of New Jersey, 100 Jacksonville Rd, Towaco, NJ 07082, USA

About the event

Lord Balarama is the first expansion of Lord Krishna appearing as His elder brother eight days before Krishna’s appearance in this world. While Krishna's complexion is like a dark bluish cloud, Balarama's complexion is like a white autumn cloud. He assisted Lord Krishna in His earthly pastimes of protecting the devotees and ridding the world of the misguided. Whilst Krishna is known for carrying a flute whose beautiful sound enchants His devotees, Balarama holds a plough in His hand that represents His strength. Devotees fast till noon on this day, followed by a feast in His honour.

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