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Hinduism - What Is A Hala? Which Deity Is Associated With A Hala And Called Haladhara?


 (“plow”) The hala is a common Indian plow that represents farming and is also regarded a weapon in Hindu iconography, the field of study dealing with the representation of diverse characters.

The hala is most typically connected with Vishnu's incarnations, although Krishna's brother Balarama is the only one who constantly wears it.

One of his epithets is Haladhara ("bearer of a plow"). 


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Hinduism - Who Is Haladhara?


 ("carrying a plow") Balarama's older brother, the divinity Krishna, was given this epithet.

Balarama was given this moniker because of his close ties to farmers and farming, as well as the fact that he used the plow as a weapon on occasion.

When he was dissatisfied with the route the Yamuna River was going, he is supposed to have threatened it with his plow.

The prospect of digging a new channel for her prompted the Yamuna to modify her path to one that pleased Balarama. 


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