Balaram Rasayatra

Sri Balaram

Balaram Rasayatra: Lord Balarama’s springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends.

Today marks the auspicious remembrance day of Lord Balarama’s springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends. It is also the day of Sri Krishna Vasanta Rasa, the Lord’s springtime rasa lila pastime. Sri Krishna Vasanta rasa takes place on Vaisakha purnima, which is also the time Balarama performs his rasa dance with the gopis.

“In order to keep the gopis in Vrndavana satisfied, Lord Balarama stayed there continually for two months, namely the months of Caitra and Vaisakha. For those two months he kept himself among the gopis and he passed every night with them in the forest of Vrndavana in order to satisfy their desire for conjugal love. Thus Balarama also enjoyed the rasa dance with the gopis during those two months.” (Krsna Book II p.78)

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