Bali Pujan, 24 October 2014 (Bali Pratipada)

Bali vamana story

Bali vamana story

Today, 24 October 2014 is Bali Pratipada, Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali.

It marks the beginning of Kartik Month in Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, 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 Poojan – 24 October 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:31 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:50
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 06:38 Chandrastama (Moonset) 18:19

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 27:47*
Nakshatra Swati – 28:59*
Yoga Priti – 27:42*
Karana Bava – 27:47*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:10
Gulika Kalam: 07:56 – 09:21
Yama Gandam: 15:00 – 16:25

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

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 19:50 – 21:30
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 09:52 – 11:31
Durmuhurthams: 12:33 – 13:18

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bali Pratipada (Balindra Puja, Bali Padyami Poojan), Deepavali Padva, Vikram Samvat 2071 Parabhav Naam Samvatsar begins, Abhyanga Snana, Annakut, Govardhan Pooja.

Day Choghadiya Timings, 24 October 2014

Char Choghadiya – 06:41 – 08:06 (Auspicious Time)
Labh Choghadiya – 08:06 – 09:31 (Auspicious Time)
Amrit Choghadiya – 09:31 – 10:56 (Auspicious Time)
Kaal Choghadiya – 10:56 – 12:21
Shubh Choghadiya – 12:21 – 13:46 (Auspicious Time)
Rog Choghadiya – 13:46 – 15:12
Udveg Choghadiya – 15:12 – 16:37
Char Choghadiya – 16:37 – 18:02 (Auspicious Time)

Night Choghadiya Timings, 24 October 2014

Rog Choghadiya – 18:02 – 19:37
Kaal Choghadiya – 19:37 – 21:12
Labh Choghadiya – 21:12 – 22:48 (Auspicious Time)
Udveg Choghadiya – 22:48 – 24:21*
Shubh Choghadiya – 24:21* – 25:56* (Auspicious Time)
Amrit Choghadiya – 25:56* – 27:31* (Auspicious Time)
Char Choghadiya – 27:31* – 29:06* (Auspicious Time)
Rog Choghadiya – 29:06* – 30:41*

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