) is a god of fertility, stength and agriculture
, as well as the eighth avatar
. He is a son of Vasudeva
. Balarama and Krishna
, brothers, were moved from the womb of their mother to that of Rohini
because their uncle Kamsa
, an evil king, was attempting to kill them. He is married to Revati, with whom he is the father of Nisatha and Ulmuka. Sesha
burst from his mouth just as Balarama was dying.
Balarama is pale (while his brother, Krishna, is dark-skinned). He is associated with the plow and the mace.