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The Form of Lord Balarama

 

Powerful Lord Balarama is sixteen years old, full of the luster of youth and has a fair complexion the color of crystal. He wears blue garments and a garland of forest flowers. His handsome hair is tied in a graceful topknot.

Splendid earrings adorn His ears and His neck is splendidly decorated with garlands of flowers and strings of jewels. Splendid armlets and bracelets ornament Douji's graceful and very strong arms and His feet are decorated

with splendid jeweled anklets.

 

Lord Balarama's beauty is enhanced by the earrings touching His cheeks. His face is decorated with tilaka made from musk, and His broad chest is ornamented with a garland of gunja. Balarama’s voice is very grave and His

arms are very long, touching His thighs.

 

The splendor of Lord Balarama's transcendental form eclipses many millions of glistening rising moons, and the slightest scent of His boundless strength is sufficient to destroy many armies of demons. Although He knows

the supernatural power of His younger brother, Krishna, still, out of love for Him, He never leaves Krishna alone in the forest even for a moment. Shri Balarama is Shri Krishna's dearest friend and is a great reservoir of the

nectar mellows of many kinds of transcendental pastimes.

 

Splendid earrings adorn Balarama's ears. Shri Baladeva's neck is splendidly decorated with garlands of flowers and strings of jewels. plendid bracelets and armlets ornament Douji's graceful and very strong arms. Balarama's feet are decorated with splendid jeweled anklets. Lord Balarama's beauty is enhanced by the earrings touching His cheeks.

 

Balarama's face is decorated with tilaka made from musk, and Balarama's broad chest is ornamented with gunja (small, red, black, and white berries native to Vrndavana). Shri Baladeva's voice is very grave and His arms are very long, touching his thighs."