Who will be Balarama's successor?

Who will be Balarama's successor?

Balarama with mahout.

If gone by the words of minister Ramdas the authorities concerned are pondering on handing over the gigantic task to Arjuna to carry the 750-kg golden howdah from next year. According to the minister, Arjuna is fit enough to discharge the duty.

What remains to be seen is how soon will the authorities concerned select another jumbo. Gopi, who had been brought during this Dasara, is also being touted as the successor. He underwent rigorous exercise before the festivities, but was confined to the shed at the eleventh hour on ‘Jamboo Savari’ day, owing to surging crowd. The elephant in particular has all the qualities like that of Balarama — majestic, soft natured and disciplined — making it worthy a leader when compared to Arjuna, who was earlier known for his prankster acts.

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