Krishna's brother, Balarama, was also very powerful.
One day, his friends came crying for help. They told him that they
wanted to enter the beautiful forest of Talavana, which was captured by
the ass demon Dhenukasura and his friends.
Balarama assured his friends that they would be able to enter Talavana
and eat its ripe fruits. He entered the forest and in a great show of
strength began felling the trees with his arms. Hearing the noise,
Dhenukasura emerged and came charging at Balrama.
He kicked him violently with his hind legs, but Balarama did not move.
After some time, he caught the ass by its hind legs, swung it around and
threw it on the treetop killing Dhenukasura. To take revenge,
Dhenukasura's friends gathered. Balarama and Krishna tossed them too and
the forest was safe again.