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Friday, March 10, 2017
MARRIAGE OF LORD BALARAMA & DEVI REVATHI
Do not wait for the PERFECT partner.......you may have to wait forever.
Everyone is not as lucky as Devi Revathi...
What's her story??
Revati was born when human beings on earth were of huge size. Revata, father of Revati, wanted the best groom for his daughter. For this purpose, both father and daughter went to Brahma, the creator.
The journey, the meeting and the return journey took thousand years. It must be noted here that one human year is one day for the Devas.
When they arrived, Brahma was listening to a musical performance by the Gandharvas, so they waited patiently until the performance was finished. Then, Kakudmi (Revata's another name) bowed humbly, made his request and presented his shortlist of candidates.
After hearing his words, Lord Brahmā, who is most powerful, laughed loudly and said to Kakudmī: O King, all those whom you may have decided within the core of your heart to accept as your son-in-law have passed away in the course of time.Twenty-seven catur-yugas have already passed. Those upon whom you may have decided are now gone, and so are their sons, grandsons and other descendants. You cannot even hear about their names.
King Kakudmi was overcome with astonishment and alarm at this news
Revata and Revati returned to earth and found that the earth has undergone sea change.
Human beings were no longer of giant size. The father and daughter found themselves odd amongst human beings of shorter stature.
No man was ready to marry Revati.
This made the father and daughter unhappy. The father and daughter moved away from civilization and started leading a rustic life. It is said that Revati used to wrestle with animals and drink large amount of wine.
Balarama too was a huge figure and he was also not happy to marry any ordinary woman. He was also on the look out for a woman who could match his strength and figure.
Balarama once happened to see Revati and he was impressed by her height and strength. She was a match to the rustic Balaram. Some stories mention that both Balaram and Revati competed with each before marriage.
They both decided to get married.
YET ANOTHER VERSION SAYS :
Kakudmi and Revati found Balarama and proposed the marriage. Because she was from an earlier yuga, Revati was far taller and larger than her husband-to-be, but Balarama, tapped his plough(his characteristic weapon) on her head or shoulder and she shrunk to the normal height of people in Balarama's age. The marriage was then duly celebrated.