Bali Pratipada or Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali. In 2021, Bali Pratipada date is November 5.
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 – 5 November 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:18 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:30 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 06:30 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 06:00 PM
Tithi : Pratipada upto 11:14 PM Dwitiya
Nakshatra : Vishakha upto 02:23 AM, Nov 06 Anuradha
Yoga : Ayushmana upto 07:13 AM Saubhagya upto 03:09 AM, Nov 06 Shobhana
Karana : Kinstughna upto 01:00 PM Bava upto 11:14 PM Balava
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:31 AM to 12:16 PM
Amrit Kalam : 06:35 PM to 08:00 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:30 AM to 11:54 AM
Yamaganda : 02:42 PM to 04:06 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:42 AM to 09:06 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:32 AM to 09:17 AM 12:16 PM to 01:01 PM
Varjyam : 10:05 AM to 11:30 AM 05:56 AM, Nov 06 to 07:21 AM, Nov 06
Bali Pratipada in Previous Years
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.