Balarama Jayanti - The Festival of Strength

Monday, 19 August 2024

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.



07.00 am Deity Greetings
07.10 am Jhulan Yatra
07.30 am Guru Puja
08.00 am Class
10.00 am Bhajans
12.30 pm Raj Bhoga Arati
01.00 pm Class
02.00 pm Prasadam Feast
03.00 pm Harinam
04.15 pm Dhoopa Arati
04.35 pm Abhishek
05.30 pm Drama
06.10 pm Class
07.00 pm Jhulan Yatra / Sandhya Arati
08.00 pm Bhajans
09.00 pm Sayana Arati


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Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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