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Noun1.Balarama - elder brother of Krishna; an incarnation of Vishnu
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1400), and other leading theologians in the Dvaita tradition, followed by important figures in the Gaudlya Vaisnava tradition, from Caitanya (early sixteenth century), Krsnadasa Kaviraja (sixteenth century), Visvanatha Cakravartin (early eighteenth century) to Baladeva Vidyabhusana (mid eighteenth century).
The specific role of Baladeva Vidyabhusana was also doubted; as a trained Madhva he brought that training to bear in his theological writings, especially in his use of the term visesa, or "differentiating capacity," the key term Dvaitins use to characterize God's relationship with qualities, and in his non-use of the term acintya-bheda-abheda, "paradoxical oneness and difference," a cornerstone of Gaudlya Vaisnava theology on God's relationship with qualities.
The centre point is the chariot of 'Jagannatha, 'Baladeva' and 'Subhadra' which is splendidly decorated each year, and then pulled by crowds through the city streets.
They ranged from micro studies such as the significance of Baladeva worship in Orissa to globally encompassing themes like "The Social Relevance of the Study of Culture and Literature: Intercultural Communication and Sustainable Humanities" referred to above as the first keynote talk.
This argument has been reiterated in Baladeva's commentary to the Vedanta-sutras of Badarayana in which he wrote, "If the Self could perceive His own properties, He could also perceive Himself; which is absurd, since one and the same thing cannot be both the agent and the object of an action" (Vasu, p.
The same text states that during the reign of Baladeva of Patan, in the year Kaligata 3600 (499 A.D.) Sri Karunamaya of Kamarukamasya Desa Assam was brought and Bandhudatta Gubhaju summoned the seven other gods who had an annual rathjatra, Bandhudatta was successful in cancelling the six rathajatras of the gods except the jatra of Jatadhari Lokesvara.
a chariot carrying the Gods Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra was pulled through the streets.
In the Pancaratra tradition, the term vyuha is applied to the four main divine aspects of its theogony: Vasudeva (Krsna), his elder brother Samkarsana (or Balarama, Baladeva), his son Pradyumna, and his grandson Aniruddha.
Not only Savitri but this entire earlier trio appears to have been worshipped in the Madra country, because Nakula (clever like Krsna) and Sahadeva (whose name is a synonym of Baladeva), the Pandavas sired by the Asvins, had Madri as their mother.
The image of the goddess is described in the Visnudharmottara Purana 3.85.71: "Ekanamsa should be placed between Rama and Krsna, with her left hand on her waist and in the right holding a lotus" (Shah 1961: 165); and in the Brhat samhita of Varahamihira 58.37: "Goddess Ekanamsa should be placed between Baladeva and Sri Krsna, with her left hand placed on the hip and the other hand holding a lotus" (tr.
194), and elsewhere he argues against a possible link between the popular Bhagavata cult and its two brother-deities, Balarama and Krsna, and Jainism's Vasudevas and Baladevas: "the categories of the Vasudevas and Baladevas are found in the Kappa Sutta and quite possibly predate the Jaina-Vaisnava interaction at Mathura" (p.