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In Hinduism, Revati was the wife of Balarama, who was the elder brother of Krishna and one of the major characters in the Mahabharata epic. Hindu mythology is a term used by modern scholarship for a large body of Indian literature that details the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... Balarama (left) with his brother Krishna Krishna-Balarama Mandir, Vrindavan, India // Introduction In mainstream Hindu tradition, Balarama (phonetically Balarāma - his other names include Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha) is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna. ... Krishna playing his bansuri Artwork © courtesy of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari, in IAST ), according to various Hindu traditions, is the eighth avatar of Vishnu. ... Manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra The (Devanagari: ), is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the . ...


Revati's story is told in the Srimad Bhagavatam. She was the only daughter of King Raivata, or Kakudmi, a powerful monarch who ruled a vast, magical kingdom under the sea. Feeling that no human man could possibly be good enough to marry his lovely and talented daughter, Raivata took Revati with him to heaven in order to ask God, in the form of Brahma, the Creator, about finding a suitable husband for Revati. The Bhagavata Purana (sometimes rendered as Bhagavatha Purana), also known as the Srimad Bhagavatam, written c. ... Brahma (written Brahmā in IAST) (Devanagari ब्रह्मा, pronounced as ) is the Hindu God of Creation, and one of the Hindu Trinity - Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. ...


Daughter and father waited patiently in heaven until Brahma had finished listening to a musical performance by the Gandharva spirits. Then, Raivata bowed humbly and presented his shortlist of candidates. Brahma patiently explained that while they were listening to the music in heaven, 27 yugas (aeons) had passed on earth and even the names of Revati's suitors had long been forgotten in the mists of time. However, Brahma added, God in his aspect of Vishnu, the Preserver, was currently incarnate on earth in the forms of Krishna and Balarama, and he recommended Balarama as a worthy husband for Revati. In Hinduism, the Gandharvas are male nature spirits, husbands of the Apsaras. ... In Hindu philosophy, the existence of the world is divided into four Yugas (ages): Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga Treta Yuga Dwapara Yuga Kali Yuga According to the rishis of ancient India, the world goes through a continuous cycle of these ages. ... Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari , with honorific Shri Vishnu; , ), is a form of god or idol, in Hinduism and its mythology. ...


Revaita and Revati returned to earth, where they were shocked by the changes that had taken place over 27 aeons. In the cycles of human spiritual and cultural evolution (see yuga), mankind was at a lower level of development than in their own time. People were smaller, uglier, and less clever. yugas (Devnāgari: युग) In Hindu philosophy the cycle of evolution of life is divided into four yugs (epochs or eras): Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga Treta Yuga Dvapara Yuga Kali Yuga // The spiritual states of civilization in each yuga In Hindu tradition, the world goes through a continuous cycle of...


Daughter and father found Balarama and proposed the marriage. Revati was far taller than her husband-to-be, but Balarama tapped his plough (his characteristic weapon) on her head and she shrunk to the normal height of people in that aeon. The marriage was celebrated.


Revati had two sons, Nisatha and Ulmuka. She is said to have taken part with her husband in his famous drinking bouts.

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Balarama (left) with his brother Krishna Krishna-Balarama Mandir, Vrindavan, India // Introduction In mainstream Hindu tradition, Balarama (phonetically Balarāma - his other names include Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha) is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna. ... yugas (Devnāgari: युग) In Hindu philosophy the cycle of evolution of life is divided into four yugs (epochs or eras): Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga Treta Yuga Dvapara Yuga Kali Yuga // The spiritual states of civilization in each yuga In Hindu tradition, the world goes through a continuous cycle of...

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