ISKCON'S NEW TEMPLE IN PARSIPPANY

It will offer you and your family fresh air of spirituality. 

ADDRESS

100 Jacksonville Road
Towaco, New Jersey 07082

contactus@iskconofnewjersey.org

Phone (862)-221-5870

SUBSCRIBE FOR EMAILS

International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder-Acharya: His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Balarama Jayanti

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Balarama Jayanti - The Festival of Strength

Thursday, 15 August 2019

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