Bali Pratipada or Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali. In 2022, Bali Pratipada date is October 26.
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 – 26 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:12 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:36 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 06:50 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 06:18 PM
Tithi : Pratipada upto 02:42 PMDwitiya
Nakshatra : Swati upto 01:24 PMVishakha
Karana : Bava upto 02:42 PMBalava upto 01:45 AM, Oct 27Kaulava
Yoga : Priti upto 10:09 AMAyushmana
Weekday : Budhawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta; Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : None
Amrita Kalam : 03:50 AM, Oct 27 to 05:21 AM, Oct 27
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 11:54 AM to 01:19 PM
Yamaganda : 07:37 AM to 09:03 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:28 AM to 11:54 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:31 AM to 12:17 PM
Varjyam : 06:43 PM to 08:14 PM
Bali Pratipada in Previous Years
In 2021, Bali Pratipada date is November 5.
In 2020, Bali Pratipada date is November 16.
In 2019, Bali Pratipada date is October 28.
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.