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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Krishna and Balaram

Most of the songs accompanied by the Mridanga are offered in a mode of devotion or service to Lord Krishna. Within the Vaisnava tradition, Krishna is understood to be the eighth avatar or incarnation of the god Vishnu. The Mridanga is understood to be a manifestation of Lord Balaram; Krishna's brother. In Bengal, it is respected so highly that it is called 'Sri Khol'. Here we see Balaram (left) and Krishna (right).

1 comment:

  1. Krishna is the source of all Avatars that emanate from Him. He is the original or the first candle from which many other candles (avatars) emanate. He is not an avatr of visnu rather all narayan or visnu forms emanate from Him.

    Krishna is complete in 64 qualities and visnu has 60 qualities in Him. so Krishna is 100% Supreme personality of Godhead.
    Krishna is known as Avatari - source of all visnu tattvas.

    Thanks and regards,
    ys pujan