Bali Padyami 2016 date - Dedicated to King Bali During Diwali in Karnataka - Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2016

Bali Padyami is the day when King Bali rules the world with blessings of Lord Vishnu. Bali Padyami 2016 date is October 31. It is observed on the first day of the Kartik Maasa in the traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. On the day people remember King Bali and pray for the return of prosperity that existed during his rule. Exchanging gifts on this day is a major highlight.

Bali Padyami is the half muhurta among the three and a half auspicious muhurtas in a year. One need not look for auspicious time on the day.

There is a popular belief that whatever is gifted on the day will be returned manifold with the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

The day is also known as Bali Pratipada.

The same legend is the reason for observing Onam Festival (August - September) in Kerala.

Story of Bali Pratipada or Bali Padyami – King Bali Pushed To Pathala Loka and His Return for One Day Rule