Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as "Akha Teej", is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas on this day, bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day.

Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third Tithi (Lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of Hindu month of Vaishakha, when the Sun and Moon are in exaltation; they are simultaneously at their peak of brightness, which happens only once every year.

Hindus believe in the theory of "mahurats" or auspicious timings in every step in life - be it to begin a new venture or making an important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar. It is believed, any meaningful activity started on this day would be fruitful.

The word "Akshaya" means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. The day is particularly considered auspicious for buying long term assets like gold and silver, including ornaments made of the same; diamond and other precious stones; and the real estate. The legend states that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya shall continue to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, it is normal to see many of the new ventures, like starting a business, ground breaking for construction on the Akshaya Tritiya.

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  1. if we buy gold or garments or any superior thing on this particular day…it’s going to be “akshaya”. People are crazy enough to pre-book the ornaments to buy on this particular day and believe it’s going to be perpetual.

    The word akshaya literally means “everlasting”. People prefer this propitious day to start their business or to enter the newly built house, to perform sacred ceremonies or to get married.

    The much hyped Akshaya tritiya is considered as one among the most auspicious days of vedic calendar. It is also said that the day is so auspicious that one need not check muhurthas for any timings on this day. The day is spiritual & is preferred to perform poojas, donate or give aid to the needy. But the recent trends show that the day is meant only to buy gold & worship goddess Laxmi. Gold council has commercialized the concept of course. Seasonally, Gold prices have hiked up like anything but it doesn’t matter. Once in a year at least women are justified for what they demand. Don’t miss it!:)Jai Ho..