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by Micha F. Lindemans
The Mahabharata relates that Vishnu pulled a white hair and a black hair from his head and these became Balarama and Krishna respectively. Balarama was white-skinned while Krishna was dark-skinned (represented iconographically by the color blue).

His consort is Revati and his sons are Nisatha and Ulmuka. His symbols are the plow and the mace.

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