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⛏️Balarama Jayanti - बलराम जयन्ती

Balarama Jayanti Date: Saturday, 24 August 2024
Balarama Jayanti

Hal Sashti is an important festival in the traditional Hindu calendar. It is dedicated to Lord Balaram who is an elder brother of Shri Krishna. Lord Balaram is the seventh child of Mata Devaki and Vasudev Ji. The festival of Hal Shasti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Balaram.

Balaram Jayanti is celebrated after the six days of Raksha Bandhan and Shravan Purnima. It is known by different names in other states like in Rajasthan it is known as Chandra Shastri, in Gujarat as Randhan Chhath and in Braj region as Baladev Chhath. Lord Balaram is also worshipped as an avatar of Adhishesha, the serpent which Lord Vishnu rests.

Generally, Hal Shasti is celebrated highly in the farming communities or rural areas as compared to urban areas in India. The rituals are mainly followed by the women in the Indian families. On this day, Women wake up early in the morning and start the preparation of Hal Shastri Puja. After the puja, devotees also perform Lord Balaram’s vrat Katha. Women folks keep a fast and restrict to eat anything throughout the day for the long life of her male child. It is observed that women do not even take a fruit or a small meal all day long.

In Mahabharata, Devi Uttara took the advice of Lord Krishna for well being of her male child and had performed fast and puja to recover her destroyed womb. From that time, the Hal Shasti festival is being celebrated for the betterment of the male child.

In the ISKCON temple, the birth anniversary of Lord Balaram is celebrated on Shravan Purnima (on the same day of Raksha Bandhan). There are many other places where Bhajan kirtan and Katha of Lord Balaram has been worshipped such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Brajbhumi and Shri Krishna Mandir.

Related NameHal Sashti, Lalahi Chhath, Baladeva Chhath, Randhan Chhath, Hal Chhath, Har Chhath, Chandan Chhath, Tin Chhathi, Tinni Chhath
Begins TithiBhadrapada Krishna Shashthi
ReasonBirth Anniversary of Lord Balaram
CelebrationsBhajan Kirtan

बलराम जयन्ती हिन्दी में पढ़ें

पारंपरिक हिंदू पंचांग में हल षष्ठी एक महत्वपूर्ण त्यौहार है। यह भगवान श्रीकृष्ण के बड़े भाई बलराम को समर्पित है।

Significance of Balram Jayanti Vrat

According to Hinduism and Puranas, Bhagwan Balaram was the ninth incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu. Bhagwan Balram was also the elder brother of Bhagwan Krishna. He was very powerful and with his powers had destroyed the huge demon named Asura Dhenuka. According to some Hindu scriptures, he is also considered to be an incarnation of the great serpent god Adi Shesha, the serpent on which Bhagwan Vishnu used to rest. It is believed that Sheshnag had incarnated as Balaram in Dwapar Yuga. Bhagwan Balaram is the seventh child of Vasudev and Devaki who killed many demons and is a symbol of power and strength.

Those who worship Bhagwan Balaram and celebrate Balaram Jayanti are blessed with a good healthy life.

What are the Puja-Vidhi Methods of Balram Jayanti Vrat?

❀ On the day of Balram Jayanti, wake up at Brahma Bela and bow down to Sheshnag along with Bhagwan Vishnu, the preserver of the world, and start preparing for the worship.
❀ The temple is decorated with flowers and leaves before the worship begins.
❀ The idols of Bhagwan Krishna and Bhagwan Balaram are installed and decorated with new clothes.
❀ This festival is celebrated in all the temples where Bhagwan Balaram and Bhagwan Krishna are worshiped.
❀ Devotees observing fast on this day are refrained from eating anything till noon.
❀ Idols of Bhagwan Balaram and Bhagwan Krishna are given a holy bath with Panchamrit by saints and devotees.
❀ Devotees prepare special food and 'bhog' which is offered to the deity and then distributed among all family, friends and neighbors.
❀ Now worship Balram ji with Bhagwan Krishna according to the puja-vidhi methods. Pray for happiness and prosperity by offering aarti at the end of the puja.
❀ Do aarti in the evening and eat fruits. Open the vrat on the next day after puja.

Related Information

Futures Dates
14 August 20252 September 202623 August 202711 August 2028
Frequency
Yearly / Annual
Duration
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Bhadrapada Krishna Shashthi
Ends Tithi
Bhadrapada Krishna Shashthi
Months
August / September
Reason
Birth Anniversary of Lord Balaram
Celebrations
Bhajan Kirtan
Imp Places
Mathura, Vrindavan, Brajbhumi, Shri Krishna Mandir, ISKCON Temples
Past Dates
5 September 2023, 17 August 2022, 28 August 2021
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