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Lord Krishna And Balraam

Balaraam was primarily the son of Vasudev and Devakee, but later Bhagavaan's Yog Maayaa put that fetus in Vasudev's first wife Rohinee's womb by Sankarshan (pulling), that is why he is called Sankarshan also. He was the 7th son of Vasudev. It is believed that he was the Avataar of Shesh Naag. .Avataar of Shesh Naag. krishna balaraam story

Shesh Naag is part of Vishnu and he always look after Him. He took Avataar to protect Vishnu twice, one in Tretaa Yug as Laxman ounger brother of Ram and in Dwaapar Yug elder brother (Balraam) of Krishna .

It is said that when Vishnu was taking Avataar of Krishna, Shesh Naag requested Him that he wanted to be His big brother . On asking "Why", he said - "When I was your younger brother in Tretaa, I had always to obey you and that is why I could not protect you in my own way. This time if I will be your elder brother, so I can order you if you make any mistake." Bhagavaan Vishnu said - "Be it so. They passed their childhood together .but Krishna behave him always like a friend not as a brother.

Once Balaraam stayed with Duryodhan for a year and trained him in Gadaa fight. In fact once Duryodhan invited Balaraam for food. Balaraam liked food of very much of delicious food, so Duryodhan used this weapon to catch him to take training by him in Gadaa. Balaraam was very much satisfied with his disciple and ability to learn , so he starting liking him very much and he always used to favor Duryodhan.

At the same time Balraam got very pleased with the progress of Duryodhan, so he asked him to ask for anything. This time Duryodhan asked him to marry his sister Subhadraa on advice of Shakuni. Balaraam accepted his proposal on the condition that if Subhadraa will agree for it. And he came back to Dwaarakaa. He talked to his parents and brother krishna about Subhadraa's marriage, but Krishna refused and in the meantime managed for Subhadraa Haran by Arjun. As Subhadraa was also in blind love with Arjun, so she readily agreed for this. After Arjun kidnaped her, Balaraam got very angry at Arjun. He sent his army to fight with him, but Arjun defeated them . Then on Krishna's advice Balaraam called his brother-in-law (Arjun) back to Dwaarakaa and honored him as his relation and approved this marriage.
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