Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is a festival celebrated by the Hindus and Jains. According to the Hindu calendar, this auspicious festival falls on the third day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha. This festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Akshaya Tritiya will be celebrated on Friday, April 28 in 2017.
Akshaya means eternal, and Tritiya means the third day. It is said that on this day Veda Vyas dictated the The Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha without pause, upon his insistence. The Jain community celebrates this festival to commemorate Tirthankara Rishabha’s year-long fast, which after consumption of sugarcane juice.
- Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat is at 10:29 am to 12:36 am on April 28, 2017.
- Akshaya Tritiya Tithi Begins at 10:29 am on April 28, 2017.
- Akshaya Tritiya Tithi Ends at 06:55 am on on April 29, 2017.
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On Akshaya Tritiya, Hindus purchase gold and inaugurate new ventures, as it is an auspicious day. People buy Lakshmi-inscribed gold coins, gold bars with pictures of gods and goddesses embossed on it, and also gold jewellery. The word Akshaya in Sanskrit means never diminishing. It is believed that the day of Akshaya Tritiya brings with it good luck and fortune in a devotee’s life. On this auspicious occasion, we have shared the Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat and timings.
It is even said that on the day of Akshaya Tritiya the Sat Yuga (Golden Era) began and the festival symbolises good over bad. On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, devotees purchase gold, as it is believed that buying gold brings prosperity and wealth in one’s life. On Akshaya Tritiya, starting a new venture or new construction and other new beginnings brings goodwill and prosperity.
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