This Monday, May 9, is Akshaya Tritiya, one of the most important days in the Vedic calendar.
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is a holy day for Hindus as well as Jains. It falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the pan-Indian month of Vaishakha and one of the most important days for Hindus.
Akshaya Tritiya falling on a Rohini Nakshatra day with Wednesday is considered very auspicious.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.
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.the day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed.
Jains celebrate this day to commemorate Tirthankara Rishabha’s ending of one-year fast by consuming sugarcane juice poured into his cupped hands.
In Jain and Hindu calendars, some days of the month are absent in counting and some days (tithi in lunar calendars) come extra, but Akshay tritiya is one day which is never “absent” from the lunar calendar.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.
Any service or charity one performs on this day will be paid back many times over. On this day, Sudama gave the Lord a tiny portion of chipped rice and was rewarded with untold opulence.
Draupadi was protected by Lord Krishna twice on this day, once when He provided her an unlimited sari at the dice game in return for a tiny piece of cloth, and later, when she needed to provide food for Durvasa muni, the Lord took a single grain from her pot and satisfied the hunger of all the sages.
The day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures. The legend is that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya continues to grow and bring prosperity.
Hence, new ventures, like starting a business, construction, etc. is performed on Akshaya Tritiya. Buying gold Jawellery on this day is very significant.
You Can Do On this day…
🔔 Vegetarian diet should be taken..
🔔 Light ghee lamp during Bramma muhurtha..
🔔Thankful & Grateful to the parents & seek their blessings…
🔔 Buy a book to upgrade knowledge…
🔔 Buy rice means Devi Annapoorni is invited..
🔔 Buy salt means to remove negativity. .
🔔Buy cooking oil means we are always in best meal..
🔔Buy sugar means inviting positive energy..
Nowadays people have started to buy gold on this day.Gold buying is a recent concept – fanned by the competitive Gold jewellers
Akshaya Tritiya Puja Vidhi
- Get up early in the morning.
- Many devotees keep fast.
- Offer Sandalwood paste and flower to Lord Vishnu.
- Place Sesame seeds, Rice, Chana Dal and sweets along with Tulsi as Prasad.
- Recite ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ and mantra.
- Donate to needy and brahmins.
- Worship Maa Parvati and offer Wheat, Chana daal, Milk, gold, cloth and Kalash (filled with water)
- Feed the poor and offer grass to cow and calf.
- Significance of Akshaya Tritiya Puja
- Akshaya tritiya is the day to achieve wealth, power and success.
- It fill your home with happiness and prosperity.
- Any new business started on this day gets the boom in respective years.
- Aspects of the ever growing wealth are being retrieved.
- Worshiping Lord Krishna provides Moksha
- Goddess Lakshmi for wealth, happiness and prosperity.
- Lord Shiva blessed you with health, marriage and saubhagya
- Lord Ganesha provides knowledge and courage.
Akshaya Tritiya Puja Mantra..
1) While applying Chandan to Lord Krishna –
“Yam karothi thruthiyayaam Krishnam chandanam bhushitham
Vaishakhasyasithe pakshe Sayathyachyutha mandiram”
2) Parashurama jayanti mantra –
“Jamadagnya mahaveera kshatriyaantha kara prabho
Gruhanarghyam mayadattam krupayaa parameshwaraa”
3) While donating –
“Sri parameshwara preethyartha muda kumbhadaanoktha phala vaapyartham
brahmana yodakumbha daanam karishye thadanga kalasha pujyadhikam cha karishye”.
4) Kuber mantra – ever-lasting wealth in your life
“Kubera Twam Danadeesam Gruha Te Kamala Sithta
Tam Devem Prehayasu Twam Madgruhe te Namo Namah”
Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat = 06:10 to 12:35 (6 Hours 24 Mins)
Auspicious time to buy Gold
Tritiya Tithi begings from = 17:51 on 8th May, 2016
Tritiya Tithi ends at = 14:52 on 9th May, 2016
There are several myths which are associated with Akshaya Tritiya and it is believed that on this day the Satya Yuga (Golden Era) begins. On this day, devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and Kubera (Lord of Wealth) to get their divine blessings.