Is Balarama an incarnation of Vishnu?

Is Balarama an incarnation of Vishnu?

Sometimes Balarama is considered one of the 10 avatars (incarnations) of the god Vishnu, particularly among those members of Vaishnava sects who elevate Krishna to the rank of a principal god. Other legends identify him as the human incarnation of the serpent Shesha.

Why did Lord Vishnu take Balarama avatar?

Vishnu took avatar as Krishna to kill his maternal uncle (Mama) Kans. Sheshnaag took avatar as Balaram to protect Krishna! In his previous incarnation or avatar, Vishnu was elder brother Ram and Sheshnaag was Laxman.

Is Balarama avatar of Vishnu or sheshnag?

Balarama is an avatar of Adishesha who in turn is an avatar of Vishnu : From Mahabharata : Vana Parva : “He roves through the universe as Sesha, filled with great joy.

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Is Balram incarnation of Laxman?

Both Lakshmana and Balrama are incarnation of Adishesha who as per some versions are partial incarnation of Vishnu himself. But in many purana Adishesha was the eldest son of Kashyapa Rishi born to his wife Kadru.

Who is Balarama in previous birth?

Balarama’s significance in the Indian culture has ancient roots. His image in artwork is dated to around the start of the common era, and in coins dated to the 2nd-century BCE….

Balarama
Born Gokul
Parents Vasudeva (father) Devaki (mother) Rohini ( surrogate mother)
Siblings Krishna and Subhadra
Consort Revati

Who was Balarama in previous birth?

Balarama
Born Gokul
Parents Vasudeva (father) Devaki (mother) Rohini ( surrogate mother)
Siblings Krishna and Subhadra
Consort Revati

Does SheshNag live in Patal?

Brahma then asked a favour of Shesha: to go beneath the unstable earth and stabilize it. Shesha agreed and went to the netherworld and stabilized her with his hood. He is known to support her even today, thus making Patala his perennial residence.

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Is Vasuki and SheshNag same?

Sesha and Vasuki (the snake on Shiva’s neck) are brothers. Sesha is oldest then Vasuki and then other sons were born to Kadru and Kashyapa. While Sesha serves Vishnu, Vasuki serves Shiva.

Is Balarama stronger than Krishna?

Yes. Physically Balram was more powerful than Krishna. But it was restricted to when Krishna behaved like Balram’s younger brother. When Krishna chose to reveal his divine form he was the most powerful of all beings.