Each date has its own significance in Hinduism. It is believed that worshipping the Lord on any date gives benefits. In every fast and festival, people worship one or the other god with full devotion, so that their wishes are fulfilled. One of the major dates celebrated in Sanatan Dharma is Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej and many auspicious works are performed on this day.
This date falls every year on the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month and on this day shopping for gold and silver along with auspicious works is also considered auspicious. This year Akshaya Tritiya will fall on Tuesday, May 3. Lord Vishnu is mainly worshipped on this day.
Why Akshaya Tritiya Is Important For Hindus?
Akshaya Tritiya is known to bring good fortune and success. Most people buy gold on this day since it is believed that buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya would bring them prosperity and fortune in the future. Because it is Akshaya day, it is believed that gold purchased on this day would never depreciate and will continue to increase in value.
The day of Akshaya Tritiya is ruled by Lord Vishnu, the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity. Treta Yuga, according to Hindu mythology, began on Akshaya Tritiya. Normally, Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, the birthday anniversary of Lord Vishnu's sixth incarnation, coincide on the same day, however depending on the starting time of Tritiya Tithi, Parashurama Jayanti may fall one day before Akshaya Tritiya.
Significance Of Akshaya Tritiya
The auspicious festival is associated with a number of mythological allusions and narratives. The main reason for Akshaya Tritiya is because it commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Parashurama, Lord Vishnu's sixth incarnation. Religious gurus also suggest that Akshaya Tritiya was the day when Sudama presented Lord Krishna aval in exchange for happiness and fortune.
On this day, it is also believed that God Krishna gave Draupadi Akshaya Patra so that the Pandavas would never run out of food throughout their Vanavasa. According to legend, Akshaya Tritiya is the day when the holy Ganga fell from heaven to earth.
Which God To Worship?
According to Hindu scriptures, Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is an auspicious day. On this day, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. When it comes to starting something new, the day is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions.
On this occasion, people purchase precious metals such as gold and silver, which are said to bring wealth and good fortune to the family. People also pay their respects to individuals who are no longer with them on this occasion. Thousands of devotees fast throughout the day on Akshaya Tritiya and fulfil their wishes by pleasing the Gods.
It is mentioned in the Puranas that this day is blessed by Lord Vishnu himself, so it is considered extremely important to worship and please Lord Vishnu's Laxminarayan form on this particular day. It is also believed that the day of Akshaya Tritiya is ruled by Lord Vishnu. On this day, along with the Lakshmi Narayan form of Lord Vishnu, his wife Mata Lakshmi is also worshipped together. Thousands of devotees fast throughout the day on Akshaya Tritiya and fulfil their wishes by pleasing God.
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