Known by Kakrasana when young, Baladewa (baladeva, balaram), is the son of King Basudewa and Queen Maerah.
Gods bless him with great power. He has two weapons from Batara Brahma: nenggala and alugora. He also has the mighty Puspadenta elephant. Baladewa, king Salya’s son in law, is the teacher of Duryudana, the oldest Kurawa, and Bima, one of Pendawa. On Bharatayuda, the epic civil war between Pandawa (good) and Kurawa (evil), king Salya takes side on Kurawa. It will make Baladewa stands with Kurawa. Kresna, his brother who also Pandawa’s war adviser, knows that no one can match him at Bharatayuda. Kresna tricks Baladewa to release his weapon Alugora. Alugora takes many lives and to repent his fault, kresna suggests him to have a meditation near grojogan sewu waterfall. Water sound will cover the noisy bharatayuda war. Later on, Baladewa knows this and accidentally kills Satya, Kresna’s son who does not let him enter the battlefield.
Character name: Baladewa
Date of birth: April 13, 2014
Style: Surakarta/ Solo
Media: pen on paper, pencil sketching
owner/ location: private collection/ Yogyakarta, Indonesia