Bhaldevi Puja marks the beginning of Diwali festivities in Maharashtra. In 2023, Bhaldevi Puja date is November 5.
It is observed on 8th day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month as per Marathi Calendar (Kartik month in North India).
Bhaldevi Puja is the main ritual on Karashtami. People prepare special sweet recipe ‘Khir’ and distribute it.
Women observe fasting on this day and break their fast in the evening after Bhaldevi Puja.
As Diwali festivities start with Bhaldevi Puja day, women draw rangoli designs at their houses to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.
Panchang, Bhaldevi Puja – 5 November 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:17 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:30 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 12:02 AM, Nov 06
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 12:57 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 03:18 AM, Nov 06Navami
Nakshatra : Pushya upto 10:29 AMAshlesha
Karana : Balava upto 02:06 PM, Kaulava upto 03:18 AM, Nov 06, Taitila,
Yoga : Shubha upto 01:37 PM, Shukla,
Weekday : Raviwara,
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : 11:31 AM to 12:16 PM
Amrit Kalam : 06:17 AM to 10:29 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 04:06 PM to 05:30 PM
Yamaganda : 11:54 AM to 01:18 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 02:42 PM to 04:06 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:00 PM to 04:45 PM
Varjyam : 12:50 AM, Nov 06 to 02:37 AM, Nov 06