Bali Pratipada also known as Bali Padyami is celebrated on the fourth day of the 5 day Diwali festival. It is celebrated on the the 1st tithi of the Shukla paksha (brighter lunar phase) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik, a day after the main Diwali day.
As per the legends, Vamana, the ten major incarnations of Lord Vishnu defeated King Bali and pushed him into the nether world (pataal lok) and granted the wish of Bali to return to earth for one day to meet his people who loved, respected and worship their king Bali.
This return of Bali is celebrated as Bali Padyami in the honor of the notional return of the demon king Bali to earth – by lighting lamps and bursting crackers distributing sweets and having fun.
The day is also celebrated as Gujarati New Year Day and Govardhan Puja is also performed on this day.
In 2016, Bali Pratipada will be celebrated on 29th October 2016.
Bali Pratipada 2016 WhatsApp, SMS, Text Messages, Wishes & Greeting Cards :
May Lord Vishnu Bless you & your family
on this auspicious day of Balipratipada and always …
Happy Balipratipada 2016
Jaise Vishnuji ne Raja Bali ko Patal lok mein bheja…
Vaise hi Bhagwan aapke jeevan se Duhkonka naash kare
Is Balipratipada ke shubh parv par aur hamesha…
Balipratipada Ki Dhero Shubhkamnaye