Bali Pratipada or Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali. In 2020, Bali Pratipada date is November 16.
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 – 16 November 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, प्रतिपद – द्वितीय तिथि, अनुराधा नक्षत्र, अतिगण्ड योग बालव करण – कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:40 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:51
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 07:05
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 27:56*
Nakshatra Anuradha – 14:36
Yoga Atiganda – 19:11
Karana Balava – 17:27
Skipped Karana : Kaulava – 27:56*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 08:06 – 09:28
Gulika Kalam: 13:33 – 14:54
Yama Gandam: 10:50 – 12:11
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2077 (Kartik Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Vrischikam Month 1196 (Vrischikam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Karthika Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Karthikai Month (Karthigai Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Mangshir Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula – 07:09:48
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Amrita Kalam 28:23* – 29:50*
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 19:41 – 21:08
Durmuhurthams: 14:43 – 15:27
Bali Pratipada in Previous Years
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.