January 26th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.
January 26th also marks the anniversary of Guru Pema Gyalpo, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Hare, Guru Rinpoche was invited to Oddiyana by King Indrabodhi. He was made the crown prince and married Princess Bhasadhara. By ruling the kingdom in accordance with the Dharma, he became known as Guru Pema Gyalpo, the Guru who is the Lotus King.