One day, while engaged in a playful past-time, Krishna and
Balarama saw the demon, Pralambasura, enter the fields in the hope of
kingdom Krishna wondered how to kill the demon. Instead of attacking him, he welcomed Pralambasura into their game.
Krishna decided to form two teams, one led by him, the other by
Balarama. He would then invite a member from each team to fight a duel.
Afterwards the winners would be rewarded with a ride on the loser's back.
Pralambasura took Krishna's side, but Krishna decided to purposefully lose
the game. Meanwhile, Pralambasura, thinking Balarama to be weak, decided to carry him on his shoulders. He carried him far into the
jungles and there changed into an enormous giant who nearly touched the
skies. Balarama, seeing Pralambasura's changing form, also grew in size. Like a mountain, he rose up on the demon's back and struck his neck.
Pralambasura died on the spot.