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Balarāma (Hindu deity)

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Personal name headingBalarāma (Hindu deity)
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Variant(s)Baladevjew (Hindu deity)
Balabhadra (Hindu deity)
Baladeva (Hindu deity)
Tāladhwaja (Hindu deity)
Place of birthIndia
Field of activityHindu mythology
Found inThe cult of Baladeva, 2015: preface (Balarāma; Baladevjew; enshrined in Baladevjew Temple in Kendrapara District of Odisha)
A classical dictionary of Hindu mythology and religion, geography, history, and literature, 1961: page 40 (Hindu deity Balarāma; Balabhadra and Baladeva are other forms of this name; elder brother of Krishna; taught Duryodhana and Bhima the use of mace; his special weapons are ploughshare and pestle; as he had a palm for a banner; he is also called Tāladhwaja)
An encyclopaedic dictionary of Indian culture, 1992: page 52 (God of strength and epithet of Balarāma; one of the supermen in Jaina mythology Balarāma is the brother of Krsna in Hindu mythology)
Invalid LCCNsh 85011144