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Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious Hindu festival that falls on the third tithi of the brighter half (waxing lunar phase) in the Hindu lunar month Vaisakha.

According to scriptures, it is an extremely promising day for starting anything new.

Thus, Hindus like to purchase gold, silver, other valuables goods and offer special prayers at home with a belief that it will bring good luck and drive away the pall of fear and morbidity from their life.

Hind seers and astrologers give much importance to this day, as it coincides with the Rohini Nakshatra, which is believed to be a lucky star.

The Sanskrit word Akshaya means “never diminishing”.

This auspicious day brings eternal sunshine and peace in the lives of people who worship Laxmi Narayana with a complete fast on this day.

In Hinduism, this day is considered a mark of a new beginning and success.

As per Hindu philosophy and culture, this day is called Sarva Siddhi Day and one can perform any auspicious activity or ceremony like house warming, marriage ceremony, purchasing of land, property, vehicle, gold, or other precious items.

If one is unable to find an auspicious time for the marriage throughout the year due to planetary position in the horoscope, then he/she can fix the day of marriage on Akshaya Tritiya without consulting any astrologer.

On this auspicious day, thousands of marriages take place in the Indian States like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orrisa, and Bengal with a belief that performing marriage ceremonies on this day gives longevity to matrimonial life.

Celebrating Akshaya Tritiya: India as a diversified country celebrate Akshaya Tritiya by different names. In Chhattisgarh, Akshaya Tritiya is popular by the name Akti whereas in Rajasthan and Gujarat the festival is called Akha Teej.

This auspicious day is called Akshaya Tritiya, because the donations, pilgrimages, japas, and homas performed on this day give multi-fold results than doing the same on any other ordinary day.

According to the stories of different holy books, on the day of Akshay Tritiya, Lord Kubera, the God of wealth prayed to Goddess Lakshmi which led to a propitious rain of wealth, money, and blessings on Him.

This is the reason people from the Hindu religion worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi on this day.

Hindus, after taking a bath in the morning, worship Laxmi, Vishnu, and Ganesh.

We offer basil leaves from tulsi plant, flowers, sugar candies to the deities.

We recite mantras, Vrata Katha, and perform the aarti to conclude the puja.

Along with this, if anyone makes donations or offer food and clothes to the needy people, it will bring great results.

As per Vedic texts, chanting of the following mantra 108 times brings good fortune: “Om Hreem Hreem Shreem Shreem Laxminarayanabhayam Namah”

Legends & Significance of Akshaya Tritiya:

• As per Hindu event astrology (Muhurta), three lunar days (tithes) are most auspicious.

These are called Sade-Teen (32) Muhurtas and Akshay Tritiya is one of them.

Astrologically, it is believed that, on this day the Sun and the Moon are at their most exalted positions.

• As per the teachings of Vedic scriptures, ‘treta yuga’ started from Akshaya Tritiya and ‘Nara Narayana’ also incarnated on this day.

Traditionally this day is also observed as the birthday of Lord Parashurama.

According to Puranas, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of ‘Parashurama’ (the sixth avatar) on this day.

• Another legend says, Goddess Annapurna (Lakshmi) appeared from the sea and the river Ganga, the most sacred river on earth, descended on the earth on this day.

On this day sage Vyasa started reciting the history of the great Bharat war and Lord Ganesh began composing it in the form of an epic Mahabharata.

• On this auspicious day, Sudama, the best friend of Lord Krishna visited Him with a pure heart. With nothing to offer, Sudama took Poha (puffed rice) along with him and offered it to Krishna, but never discussed his poverty, though he intends to.

On his return, Sudama finds his hut changed to a palace with the blessings of merciful Lord Krishna.

• According to a plot from the epic Mahabharat, Lord Krishna presented an Akshaya Patra to the Pandava queen Draupadi during their exile in the forests.

Later that Akshaya Patra was used to serve food for all the needy in that region.

• As per thousand years old tradition of the holy pilgrimage ‘Badrinath’, the temple gates are opened for darshan from this day after a gap of four months.

The famous ‘Banke Bihari temple’ in Vrindavan, also opens the darshan of ‘Sri Vighraha’ (lotus feet of the deity) on this day.

Otherwise, they remain covered with clothes throughout the year.

In the state of Odisha, farmers start ploughing their land, and construction of chariots begins at Puri temple for the world-famous Rath Yatra.

This day is generally observed by fasting and worshipping Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

A dip in the river Ganges on this day is believed to be very auspicious.

• The Vedic scriptures say that charity done on Akshay Tritiya is very fruitful.

 It is considered very auspicious to start a new venture, and buying gold or property, on this day.

Hindus also believe that it is quite auspicious to perform Shraadh ritual for the ancestors on this day. One must donate barley, wheat, grams, sattu, curd-rice, things made of milk, etc.

in the name of ancestors and after that he must offer food and dakshina to a pandit (Hindu priest).

Summary: Akshaya Tritiya is a major springtime festival for the people of Sanatana Dharma.

The word Akshaya means endless.

Hence, the benefits of performing any Japa, Yagna, Pitra-Shraddha, Daan-Punya (donation of money/food/cloth/articles) on this day never diminish and remain with that person forever.

Being Akshaya day, it is believed that buying gold, land, and property on this day, will never diminish and would continue to grow with them.

Ancient texts and Vedic astrologers advocate that Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day free from all malefic effects of planets and a perfect day to start any auspicious ceremony or events.

Akshaya Tritiya

History and Significance of Akshaya Tritiya:

Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by God Vishnu who is considered the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity.

According to Hindu mythology, Treta Yuga who is the second yoga began Akshaya Tritiya day.

Parshuram Jayanti is also celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya marks the day of the birth of Lord Parshuram.

The sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Parshuram (literal meaning, Rama with an axe) descended on earth to save it from the barbarity of the Kshatriyas.

The day is celebrated as Parshuram Jayanti in most parts of the country Some legends believe that Sage Vyasa, who authored the Mahabharata began began reciting the

Hindu epic to Lord Ganesha on Akshaya Tritiya.

Some also say that the river Ganges descended to earth on this day.

Other reasons and stories which mark the significance of this day, one such being that of Lord Krishna’s friend Sudama who visited Dwarka on this day, and while he never asked for any financial help, he had taken a gift of a small bag of rice and in return of that Lord Krishna blessed him with unlimited prosperity.

Some stories also suggest that during the Mahabharata, Pandavas received Akshaya Patra, Kubera was blessed with the position as custodian of wealth, and many more. 

Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success.

Many people buy Gold on this day as it is believed that buying Gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth.

It is beleived that Gold bought on this day will never diminish and would continue to grow.


Vedic astrologers believe this day free from all negative effects, hence no muhurat is required as the whole day is considered auspicious.

As per Hindu Electional Astrology three lunar days, Yugadi, Akshaya Tritiya and Vijay Dashami don’t need any Muhurta to start or perform any auspicious work.

As per Drik Panchang, Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat begins from  07:49 am to 12:20 pm.

The auspicious time to buy Gold is 07:49 am of 22 April to 05:48 am of April 23.

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes:

May Lord Vishnu bring bless you with wealth, prosperity on this auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya.

As Akshaya means the one that never diminishes, May this day bring you Good Luck, success, prosperity which never diminishes.

Happy Akshaya Tritiya

May this day bring you happiness and good health that never diminishes.

Happy Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya which is also known as Akha Teej is highly auspicious and holy day for Hindu communities.

It falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha.

Akshaya Tritiya falling on a Rohini Nakshatra day with Wednesday is considered very auspicious.

The word Akshaya (अक्षय) means never diminishing.

Hence the benefits of doing any Japa, Yajna, Pitra-Tarpan, Dan-Punya on this day never diminish and remain with the person forever.

Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success.

Most people purchase Gold on this day as it is believed that buying Gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth in coming future.

Being Akshaya day it is believed that Gold, bought on this day, will never diminish and would continue to grow or appreciate.

Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by God Vishnu who is the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity.

According to Hindu mythology Treta Yuga began on Akshaya Tritiya day. Usually Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, birthday anniversary of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, falls on the same day but depending on staring time of Tritiya Tithi Parashurama Jayanti might fall one day before Akshaya Tritiya day.

Vedic astrologers also consider Askshay Tritiya an auspicious day free from all malefic effects.

As per Hindu Electional Astrology three lunar days, Yugadi, Akshaya Tritiya and Vijay Dashami don’t need any Muhurta to start or perform any auspicious work as these three days are free from all malefic effects.

Akshaya Tritiya 

Akshaya Tritiya is a Hindu festival that is considered to be an auspicious day for starting new ventures and making important purchases.

It is a festival that celebrates wealth, prosperity, and good fortune.

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej is one of the most important days in the Hindu calendar and occurs on the third lunar day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Vaishakha.

It is believed that any investments made on this day will bring prosperity and good fortune. 

Many people also offer prayers and perform charitable acts on this day. People all over India are getting ready to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya this year with a great deal of enthusiasm and happiness.

This festival is a special occasion for Hindus because of the many customs and rituals that are associated with it, such as buying jewelry made of gold and silver, performing pujas, and donating to the poor. 

Gurudev Shrie Kashyap, Chairman and Founder of All India Institute of Occult Science and True Vastu, explains the significance of Akshaya Tritiya  and the various ways in which it is celebrated.

Akshaya Tritiya

Significance In The Hindu Practice

● Akashya Tritiya is celebrated as the birth of Lord Parshuram who is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

● Treta Yug is also thought to have begun on Akshaya Tritiya.

● On Akshaya Tritiya, so says Indian tradition, the holy Ganga came down to Earth.

● On this day, the great sage Ved Vyas began writing Mahabharata. Lord Ganesha penned Mahabharat down.

● On the day after Akshaya Tritiya, Draupadi Cheer Haran took place. Her clothes were made by Lord Krishna to last forever.

● On Akshaya Tritiya in Sivapuram, Kuber prayed to Lord Shiva, and he received his lost wealth and prosperity back.

● On Akshaya Tritiya, people in the state of Orissa begin preparing the Rath for the Rath Yatra.

● Pandavas were given Akshaya Patra by Lord Krishna on Akshaya Tritiya Day. This utensil never lets the food go.

● In the Jain faith, Akshaya Tritiya is also very important. This is a holy day because, on this day, Jains end their eight-day fast (Athai) known as Varshi Tap Parana.

Akshaya Tritiya :

Akshaya Tritiya Vrat and Puja Vidhi. 

● On this day, those who observe a fast must get dressed early in yellow clothing.

● Now, at home, bathe the idol of Vishnu in Gangajal and present Tulsi, a garland of yellow flowers, or just yellow flowers.

● After that, light a Ghee wick lamp and incense, and choose a yellow seat.

● Further, recount texts connected with Vishnu like Vishnu Sahasranama, and Vishnu Chalisa.

● Sing Vishnu Ji’s Aarti at the end.

● In addition, it will yield excellent results if the worshiper can provide food or donations to the less fortunate.

Akshaya Tritiya is a celebration that holds a unique spot in the hearts of Hindus across India.

People celebrate this day of abundance and good fortune in a variety of ways, including purchasing gold, performing pujas, and donating to the poor. The celebration likewise has authentic and fanciful importance and is accepted to affect one’s life.

Let us embrace the spirit of Akshaya Tritiya  and strive to cultivate positivity, abundance, and prosperity in our lives as we celebrate this festival.

Akshaya Tritiya:

A Promise of Abundance and Prosperity

Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious festival observed especially by Hindus and Jains across India.

A festival that solicits good luck, fortune and prosperity, Akshaya Tritiya is considered propitious for the fruition of any endeavors.

Also known as Akti or Akha Teej, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya of the Hindu month of Vaisakha. In the Gregorian Calendar, Akshaya Tritiya, thus, usually falls in the month of April or May.

When is Akshaya Tritiya celebrated?

Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla paksha of the Indian month of Vaisakh.

According to the Gregorian calendar, this falls in the month of April-May.

It is on this day that both the Sun and the moon are said to be at their planetary best.

This day is also known as ‘Akha Teej’

Significance of Akshaya Tritiya

Astrologically, on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Sun and the Moon are in their brightest phase.

They occupy the highest position, emitting the most light on that day.

The planet Venus is also in its brightest position.

It is believed that the energies in the world meet linearly, making an amplitude of zero degree.

This phenomenon forms a sort of cosmic reset, or punarpravartanam of the energies, which makes way to stimulate a wave of positivity and prosperity.

The third day, or the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of the Vaisakha month is Akshaya Tritiya.

As written in the Narad Puran, Akshaya Tritiya was when the Treta Yuga began.

The holy rites performed on this Tritiya is believed to be made everlasting, or Akshaya.

The Satya Yuga and the Treta Yuga are known to have begun in the brighter half, or the Shukla Paksha of the Vaisakha month, while the Dvapar Yuga began in the Krishna Paksha of the Magha month and Kali Yuga began in the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

On this day, devotees worship Narayana, the preceptor of the universe with flowers and unguents.

They also take a dip in the holy water of the Ganges to be liberated from all earthly sins. As per the Narad Purana, devotees should worship Lord Vishnu with unbroken rice grains, mix them with water and cleanse themselves in it.

They must also feed Brahmanas, who are devoted to Lord Vishnu, with flour ground from barley.

The Brahmanas who perform the rites on this day are said to attain Vishnu’s blessings, and is bowed to by other Devas.

In Jainism, on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, the first Tirthankara Lord Rishabhadeva received his first aahaar (food) after observing a fast for over a year.

Lord Rishabhadeva, who had spent six months in meditation, spent another six months in search of someone who would offer him his first aahaar with the right rituals in proper discipline.

It was only after this span that he met King Shreyansa of Hastinapur.

King Shreyansa comprehended and performed the discipline of aahaar-charya from the memories of his previous life, and it was only when he offered Lord Rishabhadeva some sugarcane juice did the Tirthankara break his fast.

Thus, Akshaya Tritiya became an auspicious day.

In honor of Lord Rishabhadeva, who is also known as Lord Adinath, devotees observe a fast on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

History of Akshaya Tritiya

According to Puranas, Shastras and ancient history, this day marks a lot of important incidents

  • Lord Ganesha and Ved Vyasa strated writing the epic Mahabharata on this day.
  • This day is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  • On this day, Goddess Annapurna was born.
  • On this day, Lord Krishna bestowed wealth and monetary gains on his poor friend Sudama who had come to his rescue for help.
  • According to the Mahabharata, on this day Lord Krishna presented the ‘akshaya patra’ to the pandavas while on their exile. He blessed them with this bowl that would continue to produce unlimited amount of food that would never leave them hungry.
  • On this day, the River Ganges descended from the heaven on earth.
  • It is on this day that Kubera worshipped Goddess Lakshmi and thus was assigned the job of being the treasurer of Gods.
  • In Jainism, this day is celebrated to commemorate Lord Adinatha, their first God.

Rituals during Akshaya Tritiya

  • Devotees of Vishnu worship the deity on this day by keeping a fast. Later, charity is done by distributing rice, salt, ghee, vegetables, fruits and clothes to the poor. Tulsi water is sprinkled all around as a symbol of Lord Vishnu.
  • In Eastern India, this day commences as the first ploughing day for the upcoming harvest season. Also, for businessmen, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped before starting a new audit book for the next financial year. This is known as ‘halkhata’.
  • On this day, many people buy gold and gold jewellery. As gold is symbolic of good fortune and wealth, buying this is considered pious on this day.
  • People plan weddings and long journeys on this day.
  • New business ventures, construction work are started on this day.
  • Other rituals include taking a holy bath in the Ganges, offering barley into a sacred fire and making donations and offerings on this day.
  • Jains complete their year long tapasya on this day and end their worship by drinking sugarcane juice.
  • Performing spiritual activities, meditation and chanting holy mantras is considered important to ensure good fortune in the future.
  • Devotees of lord Krishna embalm the deity with sandalwood paste on this day. It is believed that on doing so, the person is bound to reach the heaven after death.

Akshaya Tritiya FAQs

1) Did Treta Yuga start on Akshaya Tritiya?

On the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of the Vaisakha month is Akshaya Tritiya.

The Narad Purana claims that Akshaya Tritiya was when the Treta Yuga began.
Satya Yuga (Krita Yuga): Kartika Shukla Paksha Navami.
Treta Yuga: Vaisakha Shukla Paksha Tritiya.
Dvapara Yuga: Magha Amavasya.
Kali Yuga: Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.

2) Why is it regarded as auspicious to buy gold on Akshaya Tritiya?

Kubera is exceptionally wealthy that he attained the status of the God of wealth and riches, and it was on the day of Akshaya Tritiya that he was appointed as the Treasurer of the Gods by Lord Shiva.

It is believed that anything bought and secured on the day of Akshaya Tritiya will proliferate and multiply, and anything performed on this day will attain success. Therefore, it is considered auspicious to buy gold and valuables alike on Akshaya Tritiya.

When was Akshaya Tritiya?

The day of Akshaya Tritiya varies from year to year.

But it is a day that makes people’s hearts yearn to come home to the fun frolic and celebration.

Those staying away from home can indulge in the festive spree by sending gifts to their loved ones.

This day is considered to be a very good day for purchasing jewelry, so jewelry gift vouchers will be an extremely thoughtful gift for anyone.

Sweets to India and cakes and flowers to India are a part and parcel of every celebration.

Such boxes and bouquets will never go out of fashion on such religiously significant days.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?


Akshaya Tritiya in  was on the 22nd of April, Saturday.

In recent years, Akshaya Tritiya has gained commercial importance as every other festival.

A vigorous campaign is conducted by banks, jewelry shops, and financial institutions accompanied by complementary advertisements a few weeks before the day making it a complete marketing season.

Almost all the prominent Jewellery stores remain open throughout the whole day.

The various offers introduced during this period are specially designed to attract customers.

They not only target the creamy layer of society but also give equal importance to potential customers from the upper middle and middle class.

Market researchers advise people to invest in Gold ETFs, the most reliable option in this fluctuating market.

Akshaya Tritiya is a popular occasion in India that celebrates growth and prosperity. Also known as Akti or Akha Teej, this festival is a highlight of the spring season.

It is celebrated on the third tithi or day of the Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the Vaisakha month in the Hindu calendar.

Akshaya Tritiya translates to never-ending prosperity and hopes celebrated on the third day.

The festival is said to bring good luck, prosperity, and success.

The occasion is marked by the exchange of sweets and flowers and people invest in gold which is a symbol of prosperity.

Commemorate the day by sending the best of wishes to your friends and family through flowers, sweets, and chocolate.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Regarded by many as the occasion for celebrating prosperity, Akshaya Tritiya is a popular festival in India.

It is revered by Hindus and Jains alike.

In Jainism, Akshaya Tritiya was the day when the first Tirthankara Rishabdev ended his year-long asceticism.

Hindus have various mythological stories linked to this day.

One of the more popular tales believes this day to be the birthday of Lord Parshuram. Lord Parshuram was the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Those who worship the Lord, also call this day Parshuram Jayanti.

Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the third lunar day in the first month of the Hindu calendar, Vaishaka.

Usually, it falls within April-May of the Gregorian Calendar.

Mark the occasion with the exchange of sweets and flowers with your loved ones!

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej is celebrated on the Tritiya (3rd day) of the Shukla Paksha (14 days of the waxing moon) in the Hindu month of Vaisakh (April – May).

It is believed to be the day on which Lord Ganesha began writing the celebrated Hindu Epic – Mahabharata.

It is hence believed to be an auspicious day to begin new ventures.

This is also a significant day in the Jain calendar as well.

On this day their first Tirthankara – Rishabadeva broke his year-long fast by drinking sugarcane juice.

The Jains commemorate the Akshaya Tritiya by drinking this sweetened juice as one of the many customs followed on this day.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya is a day of worship, celebration, giving back, good luck, and prosperity. The Hindus and Jains both observe this day as an extremely auspicious one.

It is considered to be a good day to start a new endeavor.

Akshaya Tritiya is held on the 3rd tithi of the waxing moon in the month of Baisakh.

The Jains consider this day holy as their first Tirthankara ended his year-long abstinence from all sensual pleasures on this day by drinking sugarcane juice.

For the Hindus it is a special day as the sixth incarnation of Vishnu, Parashuram was born on this day.

It is also believed that on this day Lord Ganesha started writing the legendary epic of Mahabharata as Ved Vyasa narrated it to him.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya in  was on the 18th of April, Wednesday.

Akshaya Tritiya, a hugely popular festival in India is celebrated with much enthusiasm.

Every different community throughout the country has its special custom of observing the occasion.

Akshaya Tritiya is also known popularly as Akti or Akha Teej.

The festival is observed by Hindus and Jains.

The celebrations are held on the third day of the bright half-moon in the first month of the Hindu calendar.

In , Akshaya Tritiya was celebrated on 18 April, Wednesday.

The term Akshaya Tritiya translates to “never-ending” and “third”.

It is the occasion that celebrates never-ending prosperity, hope, joy, and success on the third day of the bright half-moon.

The auspicious occasion is marked with the exchange of sweets.

People also buy gold on this day as it is considered to usher in a prosperous time.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya in  was on the 28th of April, Friday.

Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated by people all over India, especially by the followers of Hinduism and Jainism.

There are various rituals and customs related to this day which surely include sending gifts to India.

The date of the celebration of Akshaya Tritiya is decided by a lunisolar calendar that is followed by the Indians.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be a very opportune time for starting new businesses and other projects.

The event takes place on the Tritiya or the third day of the Shukla Paksha or the bright half of the month of Baisakh.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya is a very auspicious day for Hindus and Jains which is also known as Akha Teej in some parts of India.

It is celebrated three days after the new moon day in the Indian month of Vaishakha.

To find out when is Akshaya Tritiya each year, you can check the Hindu Panchang.

Akshaya Tritiya holds huge religious significance for both Hindus and Jains.

According to Hindu mythology, this was the day when Lord Vishnu’s sixth incarnation, Lord Parasurama was born.

It is also said that on this auspicious day, Lord Ganesha and Maharishi Ved Vyas started writing the epic, Mahabharata.

Akshaya Tritiya is also considered to be an important day for the people who follow Jainism.

Lord Rishabha Deva, the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras, ended his year-long fast by having sugar cane juice. People belonging to the Jainism faith commemorate this day with sincere reverence.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya in  was on the 2nd of May, Friday.

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindu and Jain communities. Celebrated on the third lunar day of the month of Vaisakha (April- May), Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth is worshipped throughout the country.

Jains commemorate the ending of the one-year-long fast by Lord Rushabha Deva on this day.

In Sanskrit, the word ‘Akshaya’ means something which never diminishes making the day extremely pious and favorable to start a new venture, project, or work.

The diverse approaches to observing this festival in various parts of the country make its importance prominent.

Besides the customs, the birth anniversaries of Lord Parasurama and Lord Buddha are also celebrated on this occasion.

This propitious day is observed with purchasing and gifting of new items especially gold, jewelry, and ornaments.

It is believed that buying gold on this day brings prosperity and success to the family.

People also select this date to make new investments or begin new projects.

As most people are engrossed in buying expensive items, retailers utilize this occasion to increase their sales through different promotional schemes and offers.

Every ornamental store witnesses a heavy rush as they stock new models including diamond jewelry, golden dollars, and especially gold coins with the inscription of Goddess Lakshmi. These gold coins are purchased not only for self but also make the perfect gifting option for the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.

When was Akshaya Tritiya in ?

Akshaya Tritiya in  was on the 24th of April, Tuesday.

Akshaya Trithiya or Akha Teej is an auspicious day that falls on the third day after Amavashya (new moon) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha.

Since the whole day is highly auspicious, it is said that there is no need to look for a ‘muhurat’ on this day.

The Sanskrit word Akshaya means ‘that which never diminishes’ and the day is ideal to start new ventures, marriages, or any other new beginnings. In a traditional Hindu Lunar calendar, Akshay Tritiya is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh Month.

Since it is believed that the sun and the moon are best placed on the day, it is one of the most popular and auspicious dates in the Hindu calendar for marriages, beginning new ventures, investing, and purchasing valuables like gold and diamond.

On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, Hindus worship Lord Vishnu, Laxmi, Ganesh, or Parshuram.

Some people keep fast and also provide charity to the needy.

In these times, Akshaya Trithiya is associated with gold purchase and many people wait for the day to make investments in gold.

In Bengal, shop owners perform Puja on Akshaya Tritiya and start their new account book or ‘Haal Khata’.

All their customers are invited to the shop on this day and are treated with prasad and sweets.

People purchase Gold coins, lands, and jewelry on Akshaya Tritiya to possess fortune and wealth forever.


Akshaya Tritiya 

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is one of the most auspicious festivals which is celebrated across the country.

It falls on the third tithi (day) of the Vaisakha month, as per the Hindu calendar.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be an ideal day to start new ventures or buy valuable items.


This year Akshaya Tritiya will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22. The puja muhurat will begin at 7.49 am on April 22 and last till 12.20 pm.

The Akshaya Tritiya Tithi will begin at 7.49 am on April 22 and the tithi will end at 7.47 am on April 23.

Auspicious timings to buy gold

According to the Drik Panchang, the auspicious time to purchase gold on Akshaya Tritiya starts on April 22 at 7.49 am and lasts till 7.47 am on April 23.


There are several mythological tales linked to the celebrations of Akshaya Tritiya.

It is believed that many events of religious significance took place on this day.

As per one legend, the second yuga, the Treta Yuga, started on the day of Akshaya Tritiya and the Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born on this day.

Another legend says that on this day, Lord Krishna’s poor friend Sudama visited his palace with a fistful of flattened rice to return the favour for the time when he ate at Lord Krishna’s home. Lord Krishna wholeheartedly accepted Sudama’s offering and secretly showered him with wealth and fortune, ending his lifelong sufferings.

As per yet another legend, Maharishi Ved Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata, started narrating the epic to Lord Ganesha on the third day of the month Vaisakha making it auspicious.

Further, it is believed that the river Ganga descended on Earth from heaven on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.


The word ‘akshaya’ refers to things that are immortal or indestructible and the word ‘tritaya’ refers to the third lunar day.

Thus, it is believed that anything accomplished on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya will last and grow forever.

People buy valuable items such as precious metals, especially gold, jewellery, stocks and even or even property.

Akshaya Tritiya: History And Rituals Of The Popular Spring Festival

Akshaya Tritiya is just around the corner. The festival is falling on April 22, this year.

Ahead of the spring festival, we thought of taking you through popular legends linked to Akshaya Tritiya.

Also known as Akha Teej, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated annually by the Hindu and Jain community every year.

The day falls on the third day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha.

It is also called the third day of unending prosperity.

The literal meaning of the word Akshaya Tritiya is never decreasing joy, hope, success and prosperity. The term Tritiya was named after the third lunar day of the spring month in the Hindu calendar.

Akshaya Tritiya History

There are many legends associated with the spring festival.

According to a legend, Akshaya Tritiya is the birthday of the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Parasurama. In some regions, the festival is celebrated as Parasurama Jayanti.

He is a revered deity in Vaishnava temples.

Another legend suggests that on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, sage Vyasa started reciting the Hindu epic Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha.

There is another event linked to Akshaya Tritiya. It is believed that it was on this day that river Ganga descended to earth.

Temples Yamunotri and Gangotri opened on this day.

Some stories suggest that the temples were opened during the Abhijit Muhurat of Akshaya Tritiya.

A lot of people invest in precious metals like gold and silver on this day.

This is because of the legend linked to Lord Kubera. It is believed that Lord Kubera was appointed as the God of wealth on this day.

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations Across India

The festival is celebrated across the country with utmost zeal. Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated in many regions of India in different ways.

Members of the Jain community who observe year-long alternate-day fasting (varshi-tap) break their fast on this day by drinking sugarcane juice.

It is done after visiting pilgrimage sites like Palitana (Gujarat).

The festival is known as Varshi Tapa in the Jain community.

In Odisha, it is the beginning of the rice paddy sowing season.

The day starts with farmers sowing seeds, worshipping Mother Earth, bullocks and farm equipment for blessings of a good harvest.

Women in Maharashtra fast and pray for the well-being and long life of their husbands.

As a ritual, women exchange turmeric and vermillion and worship Goddess Gauri.

In North India, idols of Lord Krishna get covered with sandalwood paste and ladoos made of sattu are offered. In some areas, people buy new utensils, gold and silver as it is considered auspicious and believed to bring success and prosperity.

Interesting Facts About Akshaya Tritiya

•           People across the country wait for this day all-year long to start their new ventures as the day is believed to bring in success.

•           Akshaya Tritiya is also the day when the maximum number of weddings take place in the country. A lot of couples pick the date as it is believed to be ‘shubh muhurat’ according to astrology.

•           A lot of people also take up acts of charity on this day and distribute food, clothes and other essentials to the needy.

•           It is believed that on this day Sudama, Lord Krishna’s best friend visited him after he became the king.

Akshaya Tritiya Festival : Muhurat Timings, Importance And Facts

This year , Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej falls on 22nd April and it is going to be celebrated on the third lunar day of Vaishakha month’s Shukla Paksha in Hindu and Jain Calendar. As per Vedic Astrology, there are very few other days like Akha Teej in Hindu festivals which are considered so auspicious.

Akshaya Tritiya: The Three Vijay Muhurats

According to the Hindu tradition, there are three Vijay Muhurats – Vasant Panchami, Akshaya Tritiya and Dussehra occur every year. One can do any work without hesitation on these three days, as they are considered very auspicious for activities like engagement and marriage, commencing new activity or business, inauguration, buying vehicle, property, assets, gold, silver, precious items, charity, and all other auspicious activities. Akshaya Tritiya festival holds huge importance in the lives of people.

Akshaya Tritiya: The Most Auspicious Occasion To Invite Wealth And Prosperity

It is said that the impact of Akshaya Tritiya Tithi never diminishes in any era. Hence, the results of any auspicious activity done on this day will last forever. Moreover, one gets everlasting Punya for all good deeds done on the Akshaya Tritiya day like Jap, Yagna, Pitru Tarpan and Charity. Donating Barley/Oats, Wheat, Rice, Chickpeas and other cereals also lead to excellent results.

Akshaya Tritiya: An Auspicious Occasion To Buy Gold

Akshaya Tritiya is regarded very auspicious and is especially significant for buying gold. Gold bought on Akshaya Tritiya brings eternal wealth and peace in your home and makes you fortunate. Worshipping “Shree” or Goddess Lakshmi on Akshaya Tritiya has great importance. The Lord of Akshaya Tritiya is the husband of Goddess Lakshmi – Lord Vishnu. Worshipping the pious feet of Shree Banke Bihariji in Vrindavan is also done on Akshaya Tritiya.

Farmers worship their plough on this day and start ploughing their fields to prepare the land for monsoon crops before it begins to rain. Akshaya Tritiya is regarded as an auspicious day, as it leads to success and accomplishment.

Akshay Tritiya: Its Importance In The Hindu Tradition

  • People celebrate Akshaya Tritiya as the birthday of Lord Parshuram who is considered the sixth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu.
  • It is also believed that Treta Yug had begun on Akshaya Tritiya.
  • Indian tradition says that the holy river Ganga descended to Earth on Akshaya Tritiya.
  • The great sage Ved Vyas began to compose Mahabharat on this day. Mahabharat was penned down by Lord Ganesha.
  • Draupadi Cheer Haran had happened on Akshaya Tritiya Day. Lord Krishna had made her clothes never ending.
  • The childhood friend of Lord Krishna, Sudama, was freed by the Lord on Akshaya Tritiya.
  • Kuber had prayed to Lord Shiva on Akshaya Tritiya in Shivapuram and he got back his lost riches and prosperity.
  • In the state of Orissa, people begin to prepare the Rath for Rath Yatra on Akshaya Tritiya.
  • Pandavas were presented with Akshaya Patra by Lord Krishna on Akshaya Tritiya Day. The food never got over in this utensil.
  • Akshaya Tritiya is also of great importance in Jain religion. This is a pious day because Jains end their fast of 8 days (Athai) – Varshi Tap Parana on this day.

Akshaya Tritiya: Auspicious Timings

This year on Akshaya Tritiya, the Auspicious Timings – Muhurats for buying gold, vehicle, property or any other precious items are as follows:

22nd April :
Shubh Mahurat: 07:27 AM to 09:24 AM
Shubh Mahurat: 01:58 PM to 03:35 PM
Shubh Mahurat: 03:35 PM to 05:13 PM


Akshaya Tritiya is a very popular festival that the Hindus and Jains celebrate every year.

It is considered as one of the most important days for Hindu community as it is the day of the birth of the Lord Parasurama.

The Hindu community considers this day as a lucky day and believes that any venture such as a business or the construction of a building started on that day will follow betterment and prosperity.

Akshaya Tritiya is a one day event celebrated in late April or early May.

Hindus celebrate this day because, according to them, Akshaya Tritiya is the day when the great God of Wisdom, God Ganesha, started writing the epic work called “Mahabharata”.

It is believed that when the Pandavas were in exile the Lord presented them a bowl which was named Akshaya Tritiya. That bowl was never empty and produces an unlimited amount of food on demand.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the most golden day of the year because the word Akshaya means the most “Eternal” that which never diminishes.

Any initiative made on that day or anything bought on that day is considered to be good fortune. The most popular activity is the buying of gold and it is believed it will be a sign of good fortune for the buyer.

In the Indian culture people typically starts a new business or begins a new venture on Akshaya Tritiya.

This is also one of the most popular days for weddings to take plans as the spirit of this day bids them on a very long and fulfilling life journey. It was also believed that people born in that month will be very lucky and will shine bright throughout their life.

The most popular story regarding the celebration of Akshaya Tritiya is that Lord Karishna and Sudama were friends during their childhood.

Sudama was poor and he went to Karishna to ask him for some financial help or to give him money as a gift as a friend.

Sudama did not have anything else except the pouch of Poha and he felt ashamed when he gave it to Karishna as he treated Poha as a king.

His poor friend was overwhelmed by the hospitality shown by the Lord Karishna that he could not ask his friend for financial support which led him to go home empty-handed.

When he arrived at his home he saw that his run-down hut was converted into a palace and his family was wearing royal attire.

Sudama knew that this was the blessing of his friend Krishna who blessed him with more wealth than he needed or could ever imagine.

This is why Akshaya Tritiya is associated with material gains.

Akshaya Tritiya is the festival, which is considered as a Golden Day for Hindus and Jains.

This festival is only for Hindus and Jains, therefore not considered as a public holiday nor is celebrated anywhere else in the world.

What is Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the important celebrations of Hindus. It falls on the third Tithi or lunar day of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of Vaisakha month.

In Sanskrit, the word “Akshaya” denotes imperishable, eternal, and never-ending.

The word Tritya means three.

This day is celebrated as it indicated enormous prosperity and wealth, to be bestowed on all the devotees, who dedicatedly observe this day with piety.

Jains also observe this day and forms an important part of their celebration.

Legend of Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most important “tithi” of the Hindu astrology, where the sun and the moon become equally bright. It is the birthday of Parasurama who is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu, and he is revered in Vaishnava temples.

This day is also celebrated as Parasurama Jayanthi. This day is also connected with Vasudeva avatar of Lord Vishnu.

During ancient times, Sage Vyasa began reciting the Hindu epic Mahabharata to Ganesha on Akshaya Tritiya. Another legend states that river Ganges descended to earth on this day from the hair locks of Lord Shiva .

Akshya Thiruthiya is also connected with Mahabharata, when Pandavas were in exile in the forest they were visited by many people. As the visitors were increasing, Draupadi found it difficult to offer food for all the visitors.

One day, Lord Krishna visited the Pandavas, where Lord Krishna was received with utmost dignity by all the five brothers.

Draupadi did not step forward to invite Lord Krishna, instead, she was hiding inside the kitchen.

Lord Krishna immediately understood the situation, and asked Draupadi, to bring the vessel in which she cooked the food. There was only one grain, found inside the vessel. Lord Krishna ate that single grain and blessed her with the Akshaya Patra, a vessel that could give an unending supply of food every day.

Significance of Akshya Thiruthiya

According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva made Kubera as the lord of richness and the banker of Heaven. This day of Akshaya Tritiya is said to be highly blessed and many people would begin a fresh, a lot of activities. Buying assets, gold, investing in properties is done on this day. Many people would even perform marriages on this day.

Rituals of Akshaya Tritiya

The day is worshipped by offering various fruits, milk, and special food being served to Lord Vishnu . The idol or the photo of Lord Vishnu is highly decorated. It is also believed that anything which is white in color has to be purchased new on this day, and would bring enormous benefits for the entire family. Many people would like to invest in ornaments, gold, silver or property this day.

Benefits of Celebrating Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is referred to as a blessed and a special day. Many people would worship this day with enormous pomp and piety.

  • This is an auspicious day to invest in properties
  • Celebrating Akshya Thiruthiya will bring enormous happiness to the family, and enrich the day with blissful happiness
  • Prosperity and luck would enhance in the family. Any muddles and swampy situations will get a positive turn
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What is the story behind the origins of Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej)?

Lord Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, the God who carries out the work of sustaining the universe, figures prominently in most stories about the origin of Akshaya Tritiya.

Of these, the most famous one is, perhaps, that of Kuchela, also known as Sudama, and Krishna.

Kuchela was a poor Brahmin and a childhood friend of Krishna. A time came when he was in dire straits and could not earn enough for his family.

So he decided to go and meet his former school mate who was now king of Dwaraka and ask for some financial help to tide him over.

Before setting out on his journey, he packed a handful of poha or aval (beaten rice) as a humble gift for his friend, the king.

When he reached the palace, Kuchela was mesmerized by all the wondrous things that he saw and felt ashamed to offer his gift that he felt was definitely unfit for a king. Krishna was very happy to see his childhood friend.

He welcomed Kuchela with open arms and treated him like a god, following the age-old Indian dictum that ‘The guest is god’.

He happened to see the packet of beaten rice that Kuchela was hiding and playfully grabbed it, opened it and began to eat the poha with obvious enjoyment.

When he saw this, Kuchela was so overcome with emotion that he forgot why he came to see Krishna.

After spending some joyous days with Krishna at the palace, Kuchela began his long walk back home.

During the journey, he suddenly remembered that he had failed in his mission and walked home with a heavy heart wondering how to console his waiting wife and children.

On reaching his village, Kuchela found a palace where his hut stood, and inside the palace, his wife and children clothed in the finest of clothes.

Food fit for royalty was also laid out on the dining table.

Kuchela realized that this was a miracle performed by the divine Krishna, who had many fantastic powers that he wielded to help each and every person who approached him with a problem of any sort.

From that day on, the day that Kuchela met Sri Krishna was observed as Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) day.

Kuchela’s humble gift and the prosperity that came his way as a reward for the gift of love that he offered from the midst of his poverty stands as a true symbol of Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej)– the prosperity that comes to one through sharing and giving.

Draupadi’s Akshaya Patram
Another legend associated with Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) is set in the epic of the Mahabharata.

Mahabharata is the story of the epic battle between the Pandava princes, who stand for Good and their cousins, the Kauravas, who stand for Evil.

The five princes were robbed of their royal inheritance which they gambled and lost in an unfair game of something very like the modern chess.

When the Pandava princes were exiled into the forest along with their young bride and their aging mother, they could not find enough food to feed themselves, as they were unaccustomed to living off the forest.

Lord Krishna, taking pity on their sorry plight, presented Draupadi, who was wife to all the Pandavas, with a magical bowl that would always stay full.

This magical bowl carrying an unlimited quantity of food was known as the Akshaya Patram and it is believed that Krishna presented this gift on a Tritiya day.

Like the food in the Akshaya Patram, it is believed that all investments made on this day will have an unlimited increase in value.

It was also on an Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) day that the Pandava princes unearthed weapons that would guarantee their victory in battle with the Kauravas.

Parasuram Jayanti or the Birthday of Parasurama
Parasurama, known as the first warrior saint, is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu, the sustainer of the universe.

He received his famous weapon, an axe, at the end of a long, hard penance to please Shiva.

Shiva, the god of destruction, also taught him various methods of warfare and other skills.

Legend has it that Parasurama fought the advancing ocean back to save the lands of Konkan (ie. costal Maharashtra and Karnataka), Malabar and Goa.

Parasurama threw his axe into the sea and it was the areas where the axe fell that later became Kerala, Goa and the Konkan.

Goa and the Konkan are even today known as Parasurama Kshetra, meaning Parasurama’s country.

After creating these regions, Parasurama is believed to have given the area over to 96 Brahmin families he chose, known as the Shahanavkuli Brahmins.

These families are credited with creating the cultural heritage of this part of the country.

Beginning of the Mahabharata
According to Hindu mythology, it was on the day of Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) that Veda Vyasa began the composition of the epic, the Mahabharata.

Vyasa is believed to have dictated the entire epic to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and obstacle removal.

Descent of Ganges from heaven
The river Ganges or Ganga, the largest river in the Indian sub-continent, is the national river of India and the lifeline of northern and eastern India.

However, to the Hindu, it is much more than that.

he Ganga is the holiest of rivers in Hinduism, believed to have descended to earth from the heavens on an Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) day.

Ganga, the daughter of Brahma, the creator of the universe, is believed to have been told by her father to flow down to earth.

This was in answer to the intense tapas done by King Bhagiratha of Kosala (located in present-day Uttar Pradesh) in order to lift a curse that was brought on his kingdom by his forefathers.

Before the descent of the mighty Ganga, Bhagiratha also prayed to Lord Shiva to break the fall of the river who agreed to do so.

As Ganga cascaded across and down from Swarga or the heavens, the roar and volume of the water was so prodigious that all the celestial beings and King Bhagiratha looked on with terrified awe at the destruction that would be wreaked on the earth.

However, true to his word, Lord Shiva appeared suddenly and captured the river in his jata or matted knot of hair, just as the imperious river flung herself downwards.

When Shiva finally let her go free, her vanity was crushed and she flowed down to earth at a mild pace.

King Bhageeratha is said to have led the way for Ganga on his chariot across the north and east of Bharat (India) before reaching the ocean.

Henceforth, Ganga was also named Bhageerathi by her father, Brahma, and any incredible effort on the part of any man was termed ‘Bhageeratha prayatnam’ (prayatnam means effort).

Beginning of the Treta Yuga
According to Hinduism, there are four ages in the history of mankind known as Yugas. Of these, the Treta Yuga is the second.

According to the Puranas, Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) marks the beginning of the Treta Yuga.

The other yugas are Satya Yuga, Dvaparayuga and Kaliyuga.

Treta Yuga comes after Satya Yuga, the age of perfect morality, and precedes the Dvaparayuga.

Lord Vishnu’s fifth, sixth and seventh incarnations occurred in this yuga and were the highlights of the age.

Day of Mahishasura’s defeat by Durga
In Hinduism, the Asuras are a group of deities, who represent Evil.

They are engaged in eternal battle with the Devas, the gods who reside in the heavens, who represent Good. Both groups, however, are children of Kasyapa.

One of the Asuras named Mahishasur took on the form of a very powerful buffalo who wreaked death and destruction wherever he went.

Finally, under his leadership, the Asuras defeated the Devas.

The Devas joined their powers and a great band of lighting emerged from the mouths of the Supreme Trinity to create a goddess.

This goddess, who was given special weapons by all the Devas became the ultimate source of power.

This supreme power was Shakti, the divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as ‘The Great Divine Mother’ in Hinduism.

In order to defeat Mahishasura, Shakti became Goddess Durga also known as Vijaya Chamundeswari.

Durga, who is Lord Shiva’s consort, represents two types of female energy – one, nurturing and protective and the other, fierce, destructive and unstoppable.

After a fierce battle with Mahishashura that lasted for ten days, Goddess Durga killed him on an Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) day.

What is Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej)?

This day, considered to be one of the four most sacred days in the Hindu calendar, falls on the third day after Amavasi (no moon) in the Hindu lunar month of Vaishakha.

This is also the third day of the bright half (the waxing phase of the moon) of the month.

The Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) that falls on a Monday under the Rohini star is considered more auspicious than the others.

The word tritiya means third and refers to this position on the calendar. On this day, both the sun and the moon are considered to be at their radiant best.

Altogether, there are three and a half lunar days when the sun and moon are equally bright.

In , Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Navanna Parvam, falls on the sixth of May. Last year, it was the 16th of May.

‘Akshaya’ – that which never diminishes
Akshaya means that which never diminishes.

According to Hindu astrology and almanac, every second of this special day is considered to be auspicious.

Except for three and a half special days, all other days have a muhurat – an auspicious time, and a raahukaalam – a bad time of the day which has to be avoided for important events.

Akshaya Tritiya, on account of its day-long ‘goodness’ is considered to be perfect for new beginnings – like weddings, new business ventures like firms, shops and factories, long journeys, ground breaking for construction, investments – especially in gold and diamond, and so on.

Many temples, especially in North India, have been inaugurated on Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) days.

Hindu Gold Rush Day
In India, gold is regarded as the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Being the most auspicious and perfect time Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) is credited as a perfect time for buying and wearing gold.

The ‘never diminishing, always appreciating’ principle of Akshaya lures the people to go on a spending spree for gold on this day.

On the day of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej, jewellery stores are open late into the night to meet the huge customer turnout.

Most stores stock new designs of jewellery on the occasion.

Gold coins inscribed with the pictures of Goddess Lakshmi, and jewellery that have the images of gods and goddesses on them are popular buys during this time.

The festival days of Diwali, Dussehra and Gudi Padva are some of the other days considered auspicious for buying gold and other jewellery.

A decade ago or maybe even half a decade ago, the day was not one that held much significance for the average Hindu.

Only devout Hindus and those well-versed in the scriptures observed the sanctity of Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) by engaging in special pujas and by giving food and alms to the poor.

The Hindu religious texts called the Puranas specifically mention that annadanam – offering food to the poor – is the greatest thing that one can do on Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej).

For the Hindu, no danam – donation or gifting – is greater than the offering of food for the have-nots.

What are the various religious ceremonies related to Akshaya Tritiya?

Vishnu puja
Lord Vishnu, the god who sustains the universe and one among the three gods who form the Supreme Trinity of Hinduism, is the main god associated with Akshaya Tritiya.

The main pujas and prayers on Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) are dedicated to Lord Vishnu along with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth, prosperity and good luck, among other things.

While some like to do these pujas at their homes, many devotees throng Vishnu and Lakshmi shrines on this day.

Kubera Lakshmi puja
Some temples also have a day-long Kubera Lakshmi puja on this day.

This custom owes its origin to the belief that even Kubera, the richest deity, will pray to goddess Lakshmi on this day.

Opening of Chota Char Dham temples
The four temples that are part of the Himalayan Char Dham, an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit, are open to the public on Akshaya Tritiya.

The circuit in the Himalayas, also known as the Chota Char Dham, (literally translated as ‘the small four abodes’) includes the four sacred sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.

While Yamunotri and Gangotri have temples dedicated to the Goddess, Kedarnath is a Shaiva site ie, dedicated to Shiva and Badrinath is dedicated to Vishnu.

Badrinath is also one of the four destinations and the most important of the longer Char Dham.

The four sites of the Char Dham are located roughly at four cardinal points of the sub-continent.

The Char Dham was created by philosopher, reformist and spiritual leader, Adi Sankaracharya, in the eighth century.

Homage to Banke Bihari
On the day of Askhaya Tritiya, thousands of devotees throng Vrindavan, the birthplace of Krishna, to pay homage to the deity, Banke bihari (a form of Krishna) whose lotus feet is visible only on Akshaya Tritiya.

Dip in the Ganges
A dip in the sacred River Ganges is another popular activity on this day.

Rituals in some parts of the country

The construction of chariots for the famous Rath Yatra of the Jagannatha Temple of Puri, in Orissa, is started on this day of new beginnings.

Jagannatha is worshipped by Hindus all over the world and the Jagannatha Temple in Puri is regarded as one of the four most sacred Hindu pilgrimage places in the world.

It is also the first day of the Chandan Mahotsav, the forerunner to the Jagannath festival.

This festival is marked by various preparatory rituals for the huge Jagannatha festival attended by people from all over the world.

Farmers in Orissa also start ploughing land on this day.

In Bengal, a ceremony to start new audit books – Hal Khata – is performed on Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) that includes worship of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of obstacle-removal and Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Apart from the Hal Khata, many other rites and rituals are performed by Bengalis on this day.

To the Jat farming community of Rajasthan, this day is a very important day of the year. Early in the morning, a male member of every Jat family goes to the field with a shovel. All the animals and birds that he sees on the way to the fields are considered as omens of some sort or the other.

Akshay Tritiya is also an occasion for weddings here including community weddings where a large number of weddings take place simultaneously in the same venue.

Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) and Jainism

Apart from the Hindus, members of the Jain community also consider Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) as an important day.

Jains follow the Indian religion of Jainism that prescribes an attitude of non-violence towards all living beings.

It also emphasizes incessant striving in order to conquer the self and to move the soul towards the divine.

The story behind the community’s association with Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) dates back to Rshabhdeva, an old king of Ayodhya who became the first Jain Tirthankara. Tirthankara refers to a Jain teacher who has acquired enlightenment through asceticism.

Rshabhdeva gave up all earthly pleasures to lead the life of a Jain monk. In order to live as a Jain monk, one must not possess anything – not even a morsel of food.

The Jain monk does not cook and eats only what he gets from begging.

When King Rshabhdeva started begging, his subjects offered him their most prized possessions like precious stones, elephants, horses – even their daughters – but not food or drink which they thought was too modest an offering for their dear king.

The king refused all the fine gifts and went without food and water until, finally, his grandson Shreyansha Kumara understood his urgent need and offered him some sugarcane juice.

With this juice, Rshabhdeva broke his fast that lasted a whole year.

It was on Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej) day that Rshabhdeva broke his fast.

The day is still observed by many Jains who end their year-long alternative-day fasting with sugarcane on this day.

Things You Didn’t Know About Akshaya Tritiya!


Did you know that Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated by both Jains and Hindus?

Have you ever wondered how this festival came into existence?

There is so much more behind mama buying various metals on this day.

From the historical perspective that gives us reasons why we celebrated it back then to what Akshaya Tritiya is to the modern Indian that celebrates this festival, take a peek to look at how it is celebrated in different homes across the country!

We are sure you didn’t know all of the facts that we have dug up.

Please sit back, relax, and let’s dive right in.

Storytime A long time ago, during the Mahabharata era, when the five Pandava princes and their wife Draupadi (Yes, she was married to all the five Pandavas, but that is a story for another day) were exiled to the forest, they had to overcome many hurdles. One of them was being famished.

Draupadi was very upset because she could not provide enough food for all her husbands and their saintly guests and seeing that Yudhishthira, the eldest, decided to pray to Lord Surya.

Lord Surya, in return, gave him the famous Akshaya Patram, which will feed everyone and be empty for the day only after Draupadi eats from it. 

But one day, Durvasa, a powerful saint who would curse them if they let him down in terms of hospitality, came by with his shishya’s (students) to visit them, but he came after Draupadi ate. So there was no food left.

She sat and prayed to Lord Krishna, and he appeared before her and, using his divine powers, made the Akshaya Patram forever wholly complete with any food they desire that could feed the entire universe if required!

Hence is how the name of Akshaya Tritiya came into existence.

Celebrating abundance and never encountering scarcity, goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by Hindus and Lord Adinatha by Jains across the country.

It is said that any investments made on this day will forever be never diminishing or eternal!

This is why buying gold and other metals, marriages, and opening businesses are highly encouraged.

The day on when Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated also has a significant effect on the rituals and benefits, with Akshaya Tritiya falling on a Monday is the most blessed. 

This day in history

  • Goddess Annapurna was born
  • Lord Krishna bestowed wealth on his childhood friend Sudama who demonstrated immense kindness even in the middle of needle help.
  • This festival marks the day Ganesha and Ved Vyas started writing the Mahabharata.
  • River Ganges descended from heaven to earth
  • Celebrates the birthday of Lord Parashurama, who is the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Look inside the doors- this Akshaya Tritiya!

There is an age-old question for the modern Indian on what to do for Akshaya Tritiya, so we took a peek inside different households to answer this question for you to get a rough idea.

Rituals and practices differ from home to home and state to state, so we did the sleuthing and came up with a guide for you:

1. Kerala

In Kerala, Akshaya Tritya is celebrated for buying any type of metal, mainly gold, or even just simple katoris (small silver bowls).

Vishnu devotees keep a fast and then distribute grain, ghee, and other food items to those who need them. Payasam is a staple prepared for dessert.

 2. West Bengal

Buying precious metals again is a practice here as well.

Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped in the morning, and various pujas are conducted to obtain their blessings.

There are sweets, prasad, or any offerings, plus a calendar gifted to any customer who visits any of the businesses on this day. 

3. Maharashtra

Women take over the wheels for the celebration here!

They exchange turmeric (Haldi) and vermillion (kumkum) between themselves and pray for the long life of their husbands along with their healthy being.

Goddess Gauri is worshipped as she is the goddess for marital bliss, and sweets and fruits are distributed.

4. Odisha

In Odisha, this day marks the day when the chariot for the Rath Yathra will be constructed.

This festival is a favourite for farmers, and they begin their day by ploughing their fields and sowing the seeds for their paddy fields.

There is also the superstition that eating green leafy vegetables avoids bad luck.


Akshaya Tritiya is a very well celebrated festival throughout India, with different festivities being followed across the country.

This adds to the idea of India being a hotpot of cultures and traditions.

Some of the key takeaways from this piece should be how one festival can be celebrated in so many different ways throughout the country.

Knowing these festivals can add to your child’s take on diversity and understand the different perceptions of people and celebrations.

Akshaya Tritiya 

One of the best things about a diverse country like India is that it has so many festivals. And each one has some significance and usually a lot of history behind it.

Among these is Akshaya Tritiya, a widely celebrated festival.

It is also known as Akha Teej in some parts of the country.

It is one of the most auspicious days to start something new, big or even buy something. Akshaya Tritiya  is celebrated during the Vaishakha month’s Shukla Paksha, on Tritiya Tithi.

It is a great day from the moment it begins till it ends.

What is Akshaya Tritiya?

The word Akshaya in Sanskrit means something that never ends or is eternal in nature. This is a symbol of auspiciousness and goodness.

So, on this day, you are expected to purchase gold, buy a new house or make the big decisions of your life.

That is because, such purchases or decisions are likely to bear fruit.

What is the significance of Akshaya Tritiya?

Buying gold and silver is considered as highly auspicious on this day.

These metals signify Goddess Lakshmi.

It is believed that if you make an investment in gold or silver on this festival, then the Goddess will bless you with wealth and prosperity in abundance.

This is a key Akshaya Tritiya significance that you need to know.

In case you are planning on performing Griha Pravesh on this day, you need not worry about a muhurtam.

You can enter the new house at any time during the day.

Also, making donations to charities on this day is also said to bring about many positive outcomes in the life of the donor.

Furthermore, if you start a business on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, then it will certainly flourish. Many people also feed cows on this day to wash away their sins.

In addition, it is considered sacred to chant the Lord’s name, observe a fast or pursue spiritual or religious beliefs on this day.

Many people choose to pray to Lord Vishnu and his beloved Goddess Lakshmi and receive their divine blessings. 

There are many mythological stories associated with Akshaya Tritiya and why they make this occasion special. Some of them are listed below.

One of the most well-known stories related to the day of Akshaya Tritiya is the story about Krishna and Sudama.

The two of them were childhood friends.

When they were young, Sudama had eaten Krishna’s share of a meal.

He remembered this even as he grew up, but he was not well off.

Sudama needed financial assistance and decided to go to his friend for help.

He carried a fistful of rice to give Krishna, in the hopes that he could ask for his help. However, Krishna was elated on seeing his old friend and treated him no less than a king. Feeling overwhelmed by all this hospitality, Sudama could not muster the courage to ask him for anything and simply walked back home.

But when he reached his house, it was filled with gold and riches.

Another story associated with Akshaya Tritiya is about Draupadi and the Pandavas. When the Pandavas were in exile, they had to forage for whatever food they could find in the forest.

So, when Sage Durvasa visited their hut for a meal, Draupadi had to turn him away because there was no food in the house.

Krishna learnt about this and immediately came to the rescue of his friends.

He turned their food pot, which was empty, into an Akshaya Patra.

This means that the vessel always had food.

By helping them out, Krishna saved Draupadi and the Pandavas from Sage Durvasa’s wrath.

Here is another mythological story related to this day.

King Bagiratha wanted his ancestors to attain Moksha, which translates to salvation.

He prayed to the almighty Ganga to flow over the dry riverbed and help make this a possibility.

The day she descended on earth and helped the king’s ancestors attain salvation is considered as Akshaya Tritiya.

Lord Vishnu’s sixth avatar, Lord Parasurama, was born on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. According to Hindu scriptures, he was the person who got back possession of the land from the mighty seas.

The stories don’t end here.

Lord Ganesha is said to have written the epic Mahabharata on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

 It was dictated by Ved Vyas.

Here’s another story that might intrigue you.

When it comes to Hindu gods, Kubera has a special position.

He is considered as the banker for all heavenly needs.

And it is believed that he was a huge devotee of Lord Shiva and worshipped him every day.

Pleased by his devotion, Lord Shiva granted him the position of banker on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

Goddess Lakshmi was also blessed on this very day by Lord Shiva to become the custodian of wealth and prosperity.

In addition, the Rath Yatra that is held at Puri’s Jagannath Temple in Odisha, annually, starts on this very day.

All in all, as far as Hindu mythological stories go, Akshaya Tritiya’s importance cannot be ignored, especially if you are looking to usher in prosperity, good fortune and wealth this year.

When is Akshaya Tritiya celebrated?

In the year , Akshaya Tritiya  date and time will fall on 3rd May.

The auspicious time of this festival will begin at 5:18 AM and come to an end on the next day on 4th May at 7:32 AM. So, set your calendar dates and celebrate this day with grandeur.

Things you should know about Akshaya Tritiya

To truly understand the Akshaya Tritiya meaning, there are some interesting things that you should know about this auspicious day.

  • In the Hindu calendar, there are some days that do not feature in it and sometimes there are extra days too.

However, Akshaya Tritiya is one day that is always present on this calendar.

  • If you regularly involve yourself in charitable causes, this is a good day to do charity.

It is said that you will receive blessings if you help the less fortunate on this day.

  • Hindus often consult their astrologers for an auspicious day (muhurtam) to perform a big task like griha pravesh, wedding, buying a new car, etc.

There are three lunar days in the year that are considered auspicious.

One is the New Year, which comes between the months March and April.

The second is between October and November, which is the day of Vijaya Dashami.

And the final one is Akshaya Tritiya.

This day occurs between the months of April and May.

  • This day is also considered auspicious for farmers.

On Akshaya Tritiya, the head of the family undertakes the task of sowing seeds and pray that they end up with a bountiful harvest.

It is a day full of hope and happiness.

  • In Jainism, people observe many fasts on this day.

One of them is called Varshitap.

This involves year-long fasting where people fast on alternative days.

They break this fast by drinking a glass of sugarcane juice.

And guess which day they choose to break this fast? Yes, it’s Akshaya Tritiya!

Best places to visit for Akshaya Tritiya

This is one festival that is celebrated almost all over the country.

Akshaya Tritiya is as widely celebrated as the festival of Diwali.

However, these four states observe this festival in the grandest manner – Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.

Each of these states follows different customs and rituals.

In Odisha, people start building chariots for the annual Rath Yatra while people in West Bengal make huge investments in gold and silver.

In Maharashtra, women pray for the long life of their husbands.

They pray to Goddess Gauri and make offerings like fruits and sweets.

Uttar Pradesh observes many more rituals.

At Vrindavan’s Banke Bihari Temple, the deity’s feet are shown and people from all over the region visit this temple for a glimpse of the Lord’s feet.

In this region, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the very first day of God’s creation. So, people consider it as a very sacred day to start anything new in their lives.

Lord Krishna idols in temples are covered with sandalwood paste.

This is then followed by offering aamras, cucumber, juice as well as laddus that are made with sattu, which is a mixture of cereals and ground pulses, to the deities.

You can visit any of the above places and experience this festival in its full glory.

You might end up having more fun than you imagined.

In conclusion

Hopefully, you enjoyed reading this article, which is filled with everything associated with Akshaya Tritiya.

In , consider celebrating this auspicious day by doing something special and good, like helping the needy, offering prayers, doing a puja, or investing in gold or silver.

You can also go for a major purchase like a new house or car.

And remember that if you do good for others on this day, you will earn divine blessings and add to your good karma.

  Akshaya Tritiya : Eternal Prosperity and New Beginnings

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, is one of the most significant and auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated across India.

This festival falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakha (April or May) according to the Hindu calendar.

This year, Akshaya Tritiya is falling on 22nd April, .

Meaning of Akshaya Tritiya

The term “Akshaya” means “eternal” or “never diminishing,” and “Tritiya” means “third,” so Akshaya Tritiya is interpreted as the day of eternal prosperity.

The day of Akshaya Tritiya is considered extremely auspicious for initiating new beginnings, starting new ventures, or investing in new opportunities.

It is believed that anything purchased on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya will stay with you forever and will bring prosperity and good luck.

Historical Beliefs and Significance

Akshaya Tritiya is also associated with various historical events and legends that make it a significant day in Hindu mythology.

Lord Krishna and Sudama

According to legend, Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Lord Krishna bestowed wealth and prosperity on his childhood friend Sudama.

Sudama was a poor Brahmin who had lost all his wealth and was going through a difficult time.

He went to meet his friend Krishna, who was then the king of Dwarka.

Though Sudama was hesitant to ask for any help, Krishna understood his situation and gave him everything he needed to live a prosperous life.

This incident is said to have happened on Akshaya Tritiya, and hence the day is celebrated as a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

Lord Parashurama

Akshaya Tritiya is also believed to be the birthday of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

He is believed to have lived during the Treta Yuga, which is said to have occurred over two million years ago.

He was born to Renuka and Jamadagni, a sage and the son of Lord Brahma. Parshurama is known for his valor, courage, and his ability to wield the axe (parashu) as his weapon.

In Hinduism, Lord Parshurama is revered as the embodiment of righteousness, devotion, and courage.

His story is often used as a metaphor for the importance of dharma and the consequences of straying from it.

His birthday, which falls on Akshaya Tritiya, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion by his followers.

The Treta Yuga

Another significance of Akshaya Tritiya is its association with the Treta Yuga, the second of the four yugas in Hindu mythology.

It is believed that Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of the Treta Yuga, which is considered the age of sacrifice and devotion.

The Treta Yuga is also the time when Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born.

The Arrival of Ganga

It is also the day when the river Ganga is believed to have descended to earth from heaven. According to mythology, King Bhagiratha did penance to bring Ganga to earth to cleanse the sins of his ancestors.

It was on the day of Akshaya Tritiya that Ganga finally descended to earth, and this event is celebrated as the Ganga Avataran.

Lord Kuber

Akshaya Tritiya is also associated with Lord Kuber, the god of wealth and prosperity.

According to mythology, Lord Kuber received his wealth and position as the Lord of wealth on this auspicious day.

It is believed that anyone who worships Lord Kuber on Akshaya Tritiya is blessed with prosperity and wealth.


Another significance of Akshaya Tritiya is its association with the epic Mahabharata. According to mythology, Veda Vyasa started writing the great epic on this day, and Lord Ganesha was the one who wrote it down.

It is said that Lord Ganesha agreed to write the epic only on the condition that Vyasa would narrate it without any break.

Mahalakshmi and Gold

Akshaya Tritiya is also associated with the Goddess Mahalakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

As Mahalakshmi is associated with gold and silver, it is considered auspicious to buy gold and silver jewellery on this day.

How to Celebrate Akshaya Tritiya?

The day is marked by several rituals and traditions that are believed to bring good luck and fortune:

Devotees of Lord Krishna embalm the deity with sandalwood paste on this day. It is believed that by doing so, the person is bound to reach heaven after death.

On this day, many people buy gold and gold jewellery.

As gold is symbolic of good fortune and wealth, buying it is considered pious on this day.

Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped before starting a new audit book for the next financial year.

This is known as ‘halkhata.’

Devotees of Lord Vishnu worship the deity on this day by keeping a fast. Later, charity is done by distributing food, fruits, and clothes to the poor.

This day is considered to be the most auspicious day to start a new venture, as any business started on this day is believed to flourish.

People also perform the sacred ritual of ‘Akshayapatra daan’ on this day.

The ritual involves donating an ‘Akshayapatra’ (an inexhaustible vessel) filled with food, which symbolizes abundance and prosperity.

Another popular ritual is ‘parikrama’ (circumambulation) of the sacred Tulsi plant. It is believed that circumambulating the Tulsi plant on Akshaya Tritiya brings good luck and success.

Some people also observe a day-long fast on Akshaya Tritiya to seek blessings from the deities for good health and prosperity.

Many people also make donations to the needy on this day. It is believed that any act of charity performed on Akshaya Tritiya brings immense blessings and good fortune. 

Powerful Mantras

Reciting mantras on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring prosperity, success, and good fortune. Here are some powerful mantras that you can chant on this day:

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

This is a powerful mantra that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Reciting this mantra on Akshaya Tritiya can bring good fortune, prosperity, and blessings from Lord Vishnu.

Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Namah

Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Reciting this mantra on Akshaya Tritiya can bring good fortune, abundance, and blessings from the goddess.

Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namaha

This is another powerful mantra dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Chanting this mantra can help to remove obstacles and bring wealth, prosperity, and abundance.

Om Shree Ganeshaya Namah

Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and the god of new beginnings. Chanting this mantra on Akshaya Tritiya can help to remove any obstacles and bring success and good fortune in new ventures.

Om Kleem Shreem Brzee Namaha

This is a powerful mantra that can bring wealth and prosperity. Chanting this mantra on Akshaya Tritiya can help to attract abundance and success.

Om Sri Krishnah Sharanam Mamah

Lord Krishna is known for his love and compassion. Reciting this mantra on Akshaya Tritiya can bring blessings, protection, and success in new ventures.

Om Sri Parasuramaya Namah

Lord Parashurama is one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Reciting this mantra on Akshaya Tritiya can bring good fortune, blessings, and success.

Rudraksha related to Akshaya Tritiya

On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, many people choose to wear Rudraksha beads that are associated with the deity they worship or the benefits they wish to receive.

It is believed that wearing Rudraksha beads on this auspicious day can bring immense benefits to one’s life and can help them achieve their goals and desires.

7 Mukhi Rudraksha

The 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is believed to be associated with Goddess Mahalakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

This bead is believed to bring success in business, financial stability, and good luck.

10 Mukhi Rudraksha

It is associated with Lord Vishnu and is believed to be highly beneficial for those who are seeking spiritual enlightenment.

It is said to bring peace of mind, improve concentration, and enhance one’s spiritual journey.

13 Mukhi Rudraksha

It is believed to be associated with Goddess Mahalakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth, abundance, and prosperity.

This bead is believed to bring good fortune, success in business, and financial stability.

16 Mukhi Rudraksha

is associated with Lord Ram and is believed to be highly beneficial for those who are seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment.

It is said to enhance one’s inner strength, improve mental clarity, and bring peace of mind.

19 Mukhi Rudraksha

It is believed to be associated with Lord Narayana, who is the protector and sustainer of the universe.

It is said to bring good luck, enhance one’s intuition, and provide protection from negative energies.

Akshaya Tritiya Maha Puja

Rudralife is organizing Akshaya Tritiya Maha Puja for the auspicious occasion on 22nd April,  at 2:20 PM (IST), Laabh Yog. This puja will be conducted by 6 Vedic pandits.

Benefits of Akshaya Tritiya Maha Puja:
  • Attracts wealth, money and richness
  • Offers wisdom, intelligence and prosperity
  • Best for success in business and career
  • Offers blessings of Lord Narayana and Goddess Laxmi
  • For protection, good health and happy family life
  • For success and removal of obstacles in Business and Career
  • Spiritual upliftment and benefits
  • For protection and relief from diseases

Puja Description: Swastivaachan, Sankalp, Kalash Pujan, Gauri and Ganesh Pujan, Sarvato Bhadra Mandal Sthapan, Navgrah Pujan, Rudra Pujan, Lakshmi – Narayan Abhishek, Purush Sukta (16 Path) and Shri Sukta Paath (16 Path), 1008 Tulsi Archan with Vishnu Sahastranaam, Devi Kawach, Narayan Kawach, Shaanti Paath, Mahavishnu Beej Mantra Japa, MahaLakshmi Beej Mantra Japa, Kuber Mantra Japa, Lakshmi – Narayan Havan, Mangal Aarti and Mantra Pushpanjali, Visharjan, Ashirvachan.

Akshay Tritiya

Akshay Tritiya is one of the most prominent festivals of the Hindus as well as the Jains which is celebrated in Vaishkha month.

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the holiest days in the Hindu calendar and it is also called the ‘Akha Teej‘, which falls on the third ‘Tithi‘ or Lunar day of the ‘Shukla Paksha or the Bright Half of the Hindu month of ‘Vaishakha’.

It is considered that this auspicious day of the Hindus and is ruled by Lord Vishnu, who is regarded as the preserver in the Hindu Trinity (Tridev). Akshaya Tritiya is also widely celebrated as the day on which the famous Hindu sage Parashurama was born.

The sage is considered to be the sixth avatar of the incarnation of the Lord Vishnu.

As per the Hindu mythology, on this holy day, the Treta Yuga started.

It is also believed that the Ganga River, which is regarded as the most sacred and the holiest of the Indian rivers, came down from the heaven to flow on the earth.

Hindus believe that Lord Ganesha and VedaVyas had started to compose Mahabharata on this very day and the meaning of Akshaya Tritya implies, ‘infinite’ or something which will never dwindle.

The meaning of the word ‘Akshaya‘ in Sanskrit is the never diminishing and the holy day is considered to fetch success and good luck.

Akshaya Tritiya is chiefly regarded as one of the auspicious days when one should buy long term assets which include gold and silver, and various other ornaments, diamond and several precious stones and of course, real estate. There is a legend that any venture which has been started on the divine day of Akshaya Tritiya will continue to grow and bring good luck and prosperity. Thus, it is quite natural to see a number of new ventures of starting a business, breaking ground for construction work, etc.

Astrological Importance of Akshaya TritiyaAccording to the Muhurta or Hindu astrology, three lunar days or Tithis are considered to be most auspicious.

These are known as the ‘Sade-Teen Muhurtas’.

These tithes include; the first Tithi of Bright Half of Chaitra which is marked with the starting of the new year), the tenth Tithi of Bright Half of ‘Ashvina’ or the Vijay Dashmi, the third Tithi of the Bright Half of Vaishakha or the Akshay Tritiya and the first Tithi of Bright Half of Kartika, which form the Sade-Teen Muhurta.

The last Tithi is counted as half and the first three Tithis are regarded as full, which together form the Sade – Teen Muhurta. The Chandra or Moon and Sun are astrologically considered to be positioned at their grandest equal brightness on the holy day.

he festival of Akshaya Tritiya is also known as ‘Navanna Parvam’.

This festival falling on the day of a Rohini Nakshatra is regarded as more auspicious.

Rituals of Akshaya Tritiya in Hinduism
On the day of Akshaya Trititya, a fast is observed prior to worshipping Lord Vasudeva, along with grains and rice.

One must take bath in the sacred waters of Ganga River and as per the Vedas, one receives fruitful charity and knowledge on this day.

Hindus feel it is an extremely lucky day to commence brand new venture or business undertakings.

Several people often purchase property or gold on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

Clothes, rice, vegetablesfruitssalttamarindgheesugar and fan are donated in charity during Akshaya Tritiya and Lord Vishnu is worshipped. One must sprinkle Tulsi water on the areas near the idol of Lord Vishnu while the ‘Aarti‘ is performed.

A special ceremony termed as ‘Hal-Khata’ is also observed during the day of Akshaya Tritiya, which marks the commencement of a new audit book, which is accompanied by the worshipping of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi

Akshaya Tritiya is a very holy day for the Jat communities during which time a member of a Jat family approaches the field, armed with a shovel.

It is believed that if one comes across birds and animals on his way to the field, it is a good omen and signifies that it might rain.

Weddings are conducted on a large scale during the special occasion of Akshaya Tritiya as it is thought to be an ‘unboojha muhurat’.

A person who is responsible for looking after people must perform the Puja of ‘Vaibhav-Lakshmi’, along with Sree Vishnu as it is believed this ritual ushers in health, wealth, happiness and prosperity for the household.

Rituals of Akshaya Tritiya in Jainism
Today, Jains keep a fast in the memory of Rishbhadeva, who was the very first Jain Tirthankara and conclude their fast by drinking sugarcane juice, on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

A grand fair is celebrated on Akshaya Tritiya in the region of Hastinapur.

On this occasion, a large number of Jains assemble in this area in order to end their fasts. ‘Parana’ is the name of the ritual ending of the fasts held by the Jains.

Akshaya Tritiya Date, Puja Muhurat, Tithi Time, Significance, Rituals

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, is a significant Hindu festival that is celebrated every year on the third day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha (April-May). The festival falls on a different date each year as per the Hindu calendar.

The term “Akshaya” means “eternal” or “never diminishing,” and “Tritiya” means “the third day.”

The festival holds immense significance for Hindus as it is believed that any new beginnings or investments made on this day will bring prosperity, wealth, and success.

On this day, people perform various rituals and puja to seek the blessings of the gods and goddesses.

Many people purchase gold or other valuables on this day as it is believed to bring good fortune and wealth.

In some parts of India, people also donate food, clothes, and money to the needy.

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat: April 22, 6:04 AM – April 22, 12:25 PM.

One of the significant rituals of Akshaya Tritiya is performing puja to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

The puja involves offering flowers, fruits, and sweets to the deities, followed by lighting diyas and incense sticks.

The puja is performed with utmost devotion and sincerity to seek the blessings of the gods and goddesses.

Another significant ritual is taking a dip in holy rivers or visiting sacred places on this day.

It is believed that taking a dip in holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, or Godavari can cleanse one’s sins and bring good fortune.

Overall, Akshaya Tritiya is a significant festival for Hindus, and people celebrate it with great enthusiasm and devotion.

The festival reminds people to focus on making positive changes in their lives, investing in good deeds, and seeking the blessings of the gods and goddesses for a prosperous and fulfilling life.