Sri Balarama Purnima

Aditi Banerjee
5 min readAug 23, 2021
Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash

Today, being the sacred occasion of Sri Balarama Purnima, coincides with my next installment of the Markandeya Purana series, which, fortuitously enough, is also about Sri Balarama!

The third of Jaimini Rishi’s four questions about the Mahabharata is — why did Sri Balarama, Sri Krishna’s elder brother, choose to go on tirtha (pilgrimage) at the onset of the great war?

Aditi Banerjee

Published novelist. Practicing attorney. Writer and speaker on Indic civilization. Incurable wanderlust for the Himalayas and other ancient fabled lands.