Balarama

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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.
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.
The vedanta sutras of Badarayana with the commentary of Baladeva (2nd ed.
The same text states that during the reign of Baladeva of Patan, in the year Kaligata 3600 (499 A.
Kiyokazu Okita notes that Baladeva Vidyabhusana (c.
What is decisive, Baladeva says, is association with those who know the truth (tattvavitprasanga).
a chariot carrying the Gods Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra was pulled through the streets.
The alliance of the Pandavas and the Yadava chief Krsna Vasudeva during the Mahabharata wars led to the birth of a new Vaisnava religion, at the center of which was at first a trio that succeeded another with Vedic and older Indo-European roots (the Asvins and their sister): two heroic brothers (the 'strong' white elder brother Arjuna / Baladeva and the black younger brother Krsna Vasudeva) and their sister, whom the elder brother marries.
As a result of the amalgamation, Arjuna / Baladeva was transformed into (Bala)Rama and his wife-sister into Sita.
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.