Fourth Day of Diwali: Bali Pujan, Govardhan Puja & Annakut

Fourth day of Diwali is known as Bali Padyami or Bali Pratipada. In 2016, Bali Pratipada date is October 31.

On this day, Govardhan Puja is performed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. It believed on this day, Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan giri (Mount Govardhan) to protect the Gokul from heavy rains.

Bali Pujan is also performed in South Indian states on this day. On this day, demon King Maha Bali was pressed down to Pathala loka by Lord Vamana.

Annakut Puja (Chappan Bho) is observed on Swaminarayan temples and Sri Krishna Mandirs in Gujarat, and some other places of India. Kartik Sud 1 marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year (Vikram Samvat 2073).

Panchang, Bali Pratipada – 31 October 2016

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:35 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:45
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)06:48 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:28

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 25:39*
Nakshatra Swati – 12:01
Yoga Ayushman – 22:54
Karana Bava – 25:39*

Today’s Panchang
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

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula

Auspicious Time
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

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bali Pratipada (Balindra Puja, Bali Padyami Poojan), Deepavali Padva, Vikram Samvat 2073 Samvatsar begins, Abhyanga Snana, Annakut, Govardhan Pooja.

 

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