Today, 15 November 2020 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 – 15 November 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, अमावस्या तिथि, विशाखा नक्षत्र, शोभन योग किंस्तुघ्न करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:44 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:59
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 10:36
Nakshatra Vishakha – 17:16
Yoga Shobhana – 23:06
Karana Kinstughna – 20:49
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 16:16 – 17:38
Gulika Kalam: 14:54 – 16:16
Yama Gandam: 12:11 – 13:33
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2077 (Kartik Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)
Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)
Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 11:58:27
Amrita Kalam 29:21* – 30:47*
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:49 – 22:14
Durmuhurthams: 16:11 – 16:54
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bali Pratipada (Balindra Puja, Bali Padyami Poojan), Deepavali Padva, Abhyanga Snana, Annakut, Govardhan Pooja.