We are celebrating Bali Pratipada and Padava every year on Kartik Shukla Pratipada. Current year it is on 14th November 2012. More about Bali Pratipada and Padava and other days in Diwali please refer following link.
Vaman Incarnation of God Vishnu sent Demon Bali in Patala Loka on Kartik Shukla Pratipada. By the blessing of God Vishnu Demon Bali is allowed to be on earth on the days of Diwali and this day is celebrated in his name.
I am uploading Bhagwan ShriVishnu Vandana to remember Incarnation Vaman and demon Bali. This Vandana is in Sanskrit and it is from Garud Purana. I bow to God of all Gods Bhagwan Vishnu. The care taker of this world is God Vasudeo (Vishnu), I bow to him. I bow to God of the Gods and head of the yadnyas. I bow to God of Munies and Yakshas. I bow to head of all the Gods, Bhagwan Vishnu. I bow to God Vishnu who is there in everybody’s heart. I bow to God Vishnu who I worshiped by Great Rushies, God Brahma and God Indra and God Shiva. I bow to God Vishnu who does well to all people, destroyer of wicked and demons, doer of everything, head of all and relative of all. I bow to God Vishnu who is very calm and always at peace, Greatest among all, who gives blessings to the devotees, who protects those who surrender him, who is very beautiful and who gives the knowledge of Dharma, Arth and Kam. I bow to God Vishnu many times.
Thus here completes Bhagwan Shri Vishnu Vandana which is from Garud Purana, Aachar Khanda.