Lord Balarama – The Original Bhakta-Avatara

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Lord Balarāma 

The Original Bhakta-Avatāra

Evening lecture delivered by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja
21st August, 1994 in Barcelona, Spain
 

Today is a most auspicious day, the day that Lord Balarāma appeared. This morning we already discussed something about Lord Balarāma however I did not finish, there is something more I would like to speak on Balarāma.

First we will offer praṇāma to Balarāma. I will utter this mantra, and I request one and all to repeat it:

nāmas te halāgraha nāmas te muṣalāyudha
nāmas te revatī-kānta nāmas te bhakta-vatsala
nāmas te balanāṁ śreṣṭha nāmas te dharaṇī-dhara 
pralambāre nāmas te ‘stu trāhi maṁ kṛṣṇa-pūrvaja
 
Obeisances to You, O holder of the plow
Obeisances to You, O wielder of the club
Obeisances to You, O beloved of Revatī
Obeisances to You, O most affectionate to Your devotees
Obeisances to You, O upholder of the earth
Obeisances to You, O strength of the strong
Obeisances to You, O enemy of Pralamba
Please be merciful and protect me, O elder brother of Kṛṣṇa
 
Śrī Balarāmajī ki-jaya!
Balarāmajī subha-āvirbhāva tithi ki-jaya!
 

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3 Responses to Lord Balarama – The Original Bhakta-Avatara

  1. anuradha dd August 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    thank you so much for this invaluable seva!
    may you have all the blessings of our dearest Gurudeva!

  2. jagadish pandit das August 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    HARE KRSNA A WONDERFUL CLASS ON LORD BALARAM. WE WERE SO LUCKY TO SEE AND HEAR FROM THE LIPS OF SRILA GURUDEVA .
    IT WOULD BE GREAT TO READ THE COMMENTS OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT READ THIS ARTICLE .
    RECENTLY IN INDIA I MET A SANYAS GODBROTHER OF SRILA GOUR GOVINDA SWAMI . HE TOLD US ” GOUR GOVIND SWAMI IS A MAHA BHAGAVAT ”
    I PRAY ONE DAY THE ISKCON SOCIETY WILL GIVE THE CORRECT HONOUR SRILA GURDEVA SHOULD HAVE .

    BROTHER
    JAGADISH PANDIT DAS

    • Nimai Pandit dasa August 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      We had 2605 impressions of the Lord Balarama lecture on Issuu. Unfortunately the link dropped out, there is now a new link up to view lecture online.
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