Balarama Jayanti is celebrated in different parts of India as the birth anniversary of Lord Balarama who was the elder brother of Lord Krishna. It is observed on Shravan Purnima in many parts of the country and on Akshaya Tritiya day in other regions of India. Some regions also celebrate Balarama Jayanti in the month of Vaisakh that falls either in April or May by the English calendar. This day is known as Hal Shashti or Lalahi Chhath in the Northern states of India. The Braj region celebrates this day by the name of Baladeva Chhath and Randhan Chhath in Gujarat. This day is observed by devotees with the purpose to receive a healthy life with physical strength.