Bhaldevi Puja 2016

Bhaldevi Puja marks the beginning of Diwali festivities in Maharashtra. In 2016, Bhaldevi Puja date is October 22.

It is observed on 8th day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month as per Marathi Calendar (Kartik month in North India).

Bhaldevi Puja is the main ritual on Karashtami. People prepare special sweet recipe ‘Khir’ and distribute it.

Women observe fasting on this day and break their fast in the evening after Bhaldevi Puja.

As Diwali festivities start with Bhaldevi Puja day, women draw rangoli designs at their houses to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

Panchang, Bhaldevi Puja – 22 October 2016

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:30 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:51
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:53 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:30

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 13:10
Nakshatra Punarvasu – 20:27
Yoga Sidhha – 22:20
Karana Balava – 24:43*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 09:20 – 10:46
Gulika Kalam: 06:30 – 07:55
Yama Gandam: 13:36 – 15:01

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 14:31:32

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 18:06 – 19:40
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 28:31* – 30:08*
Durmuhurthams: 07:16 – 08:01

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