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Story of the Birth of Balarama Avatar

Devaki and Vasudeva were in the prison of Kamsa when she conceived the seventh time. Kamsa mercilessly slaughtered all previous six babies. Story of the Birth of Balarama Avatar begins with Devaki conceiving the seventh time.

Bhagavan Vishnu’s spiritual power in the form of Adi Sesha, or Anantha, entered the womb of Devaki. This was the birth of Balarama Avatar.

Srihari Vishnu then asked Goddess Yogamaya to transplant the fetus from the womb of Devaki into the womb of Rohini, first wife of Vasudeva who was settled in Gokula under the protection cowherd chief, Nanda.

Goddess Yogamaya performed the miracle and in due course of time, Rohini, gave birth to Balarama.

Balarama is widely believed to be an incarnation of Adi Sesha, the thousand-headed serpent on whom Bhagavan Vishnu rests in the milky ocean. But there are many Hindu communities especially in South India who believe that He was an avatar of Vishnu.