Reason for Lord Balaram's Apperance in Krishna Lila

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.78.39-40 - Reason for Lord Balaram's Apperance in Krishna Lila (download mp3)
by Bhakti Brihat Bhagavat Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.78.39
tam papam jahi dasarha
 tan nah susrusanam param

O descendant of Dasarha, please kill that sinful demon, who pours down pus, blood, feces, urine, wine and meat upon us. This is the best service You can do for us.

SB 10.78.40
tatas ca bharatam varsam
 paritya su-samahitah
caritva dvadasa-masams
 tirtha-snayi visudhyasi

Thereafter, for twelve months, You should circumambulate the land of Bharata in a mood of serious meditation, executing austerities and bathing at various holy pilgrimage sites. In this way You will become purified.

Srila Jiva Gosvami points out that the word visudhyasi means that Lord Balarama would achieve spotless fame by setting such a perfect example for the people in general.

Srila Prabhupada writes: “The brahmanas could understand the purpose of the Lord, and thus they suggested that He atone in a manner which would be beneficial to them.”

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Seventy-eighth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Killing of Dantavakra, Viduratha and Romaharsana.”