Seeing today's brief discussion b/w Narad & Vishnu about Ghatotkacha, that brought to mind a new question.
There is that story about Balarama's daughter Vatsala, who Balarama had offered to Duryodhan's son Lakshman, but who herself wanted to marry Abhimanyu. Ghatotkacha took her guise and in Lakshman's wedding, he squeezed Lakshman's hand so tight that he fainted, after which Ghatotkacha took his own form & fled, and Vatsala later got her father to accept her marriage to Abhimanyu.
My question - this is neither in Mahabharat nor in SB, so where is it from? B'cos if Abhimanyu had a wife already, and that too the daughter of Balaram, how come the Mahabharat has no mention of her, and after his death, how come only Uttara continued the dynasty? Which are the original works that first mention Balarama having any daughters, and even if he did, her marriage to Abhimanyu?
I personally don't believe that Balarama had any daughters, or even if he did, she married someone else, not Abhimanyu, nor Lakshman. Probably someone within the Yadava clan.