Bali Pratipada or Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali. In 2016, Bali Pratipada date is October 31.
It marks the beginning of Kartik Month in Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka. It is also known as Bali Padyami and Vamana Jayanti in some places.
As we all know, ‘Indra’ (King of Gods) is a post and the one who observes 100 Yagnas (sacrifices) would get the post of Indra. King Bali has observed 99 Yagnas and was about to observe his 100th Yagna. In order to avoid him become the ‘Indra’, Lord Vishnu incarnated as ‘Vamana’ and pressed him down to Pathala Loka (netherworld).
Lord Vishnu blessed Bali with a boon that he can visit his kingdom for three days – Narak Chaturdasi, Diwali & Bali Pratipada. He also got the boon that the following day of Diwali would be dedicated to his Puja (Bali Pujan). The above story is mentioned in the Skanda Purana.
Panchang, Bali Pratipada – 31 October 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:35 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:45
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)06:48 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:28
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 25:39*
Nakshatra Swati – 12:01
Yoga Ayushman – 22:54
Karana Bava – 25:39*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 07:59 – 09:22
Gulika Kalam: 13:34 – 14:57
Yama Gandam: 10:46 – 12:10
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 29:07* – 30:55*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 18:19 – 20:07
Durmuhurthams: 14:46 – 15:31
In 2015, Bali Pratipada date was November 12.
In 2014, Bali Pratipada date was October 24.
In 2013, Bali Pratipada date was November 4.
Bali Pratipada 2012 date is November 14.