Bali Pratipada or Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali. In 2019, Bali Pratipada date is October 28.
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 – 28 October 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, अमावस्या – प्रतिपदा तिथि, स्वाति नक्षत्र, प्रीती योग, किंस्तुघ्न – बव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:33 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:18
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 09:08
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 30:13*
Nakshatra Swati – 25:01*
Yoga Priti – 18:27
Karana Kinstughna – 19:37
Skipped Karana : Bava – 30:13*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 07:57 – 09:21
Gulika Kalam: 13:34 – 14:59
Yama Gandam: 10:46 – 12:10
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2076 (Kartik Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1195 (Thulam Masam – Tula Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashwina Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 17:03 – 18:30
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 30:11* – 31:40*
Durmuhurthams: 14:47 – 15:32
Bali Pratipada in Previous Years
In 2018, Bali Pratipada date was November 8.
In 2017, Bali Pratipada date was October 20.
In 2016, Bali Pratipada date was October 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.