etad-artho hi loke ’sminn
avataro maya krtah
vadhya me dharma-dhvajinas
te hi patakino ’dhikah
The very purpose of My descent into this world is to kill such hypocrites who pretend to be religious. Indeed, they are the most sinful rascals.
Lord Balarama was not prepared to overlook Romaharsana’s offense. The Lord had descended specifically to eliminate those who claim to be great religious leaders but do not even respect the Supreme Personality of Godhead.