|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 78: The Killing of Dantavakra, Vidūratha and Romaharṣaṇa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.78.17
śrutvā yuddhodyamaḿ rāmaḥ
kurūṇāḿ saha pāṇḍavaiḥ
madhya-sthaḥ prayayau kila
śrutvā — hearing; yuddha — for battle; udyamam — the preparations; rāmaḥ — Lord Balarāma; kurūṇām — of the Kurus; saha — with; pāṇḍavaiḥ — the Pāṇḍavas; tīrtha — in holy places; abhiṣeka — of bathing; vyājena — on the pretext; madhya-sthaḥ — neutral; prayayau — He departed; kila — indeed.
Lord Balarāma then heard that the Kurus were preparing for war with the Pāṇḍavas. Being neutral, He departed on the pretext of going to bathe in holy places.
Both Duryodhana and Yudhiṣṭhira were dear to Lord Balarāma, and so to avoid an awkward situation He departed. Furthermore, after killing the demon Vidūratha, Lord Kṛṣṇa put aside His weapons, but Lord Balarāma still had to kill Romaharṣaṇa and Balvala to finish relieving the earth of her burden of demons.
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