the elder brother of Krsna, sometimes regarded as an avatara of Visnu].
Krishna's elder brother, and His first plenary expansion, son of Vasudeva and Rohini.
A son of Vasudeva and Rohini and an amsa of Hari
Krsna's elder brother, and His first plenary expansion.
elder brother of Krishna; an incarnation of Vishnu
In Hinduism, Balarama (à¤¬à¤²à¤°à¤¾à¤®) (phonetically BalarÄma), also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha, is the elder brother of the divine being, Krishna. Within the Vaishnava tradition, and a number of South Indian, Hindu traditions Balarama is worshipped as the ninth avatar of Vishnu, and he is also listed as such in the Puranas http://srimadbhagavatam.com/1/3/23/en1 Bhag-P 1.3.23 "In the nineteenth and twentieth incarnations, the Lord advented Himself as Lord Balarama and Lord Krishna" . Within both the Vaishnava traditions and Hinduism generally he is acknowledged as being a manifestation of Shesha, the divine serpent on whom Vishnu rests.