Sunday 13th August 2017
Balarama Jayanti Pooja Timings:
Shashthi Tithi Starts = 10:56 pm on 12 August 2017
Shashthi Tithi Ends = 9:31 pm on 13 August 2017
About Balarama Jayanti:
Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna, is worshipped as the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Balarama Jayanti is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Balarama.
Lord Balarama is also worshipped as an incarnation of Adishesha, the serpent on which Lord Vishnu reclines. Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha are the other names of Balarama.
In North India, Balarama Jayanti is also known as Hal Sashti and Lalahi Chhath. In Gujarat this day is known as Randhan Chhath and in Braj region it is popular by the name Baladeva Chhath.