Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej. This occasion has a special significance in Hinduism. This day will be marked on 18th of April in 2018. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is celebrated on the third day of month Vaishakha every year. Donating watch, kalash, hand-fan, umbrella, rice, lentils, salt, ghee, sugar, clothes, vegetables, tamarind, fruits, sattu, cucumber, watermelon is meant to be an auspicious task. Read on to know more about this occasion..
Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most important occasions that is considered to be the most auspicious day according to the Hindu Calendar. It is believed, any meaningful activity started on this day would bring fruitful results. So, we at MyKundali have brought you everything you would like to know about the upcoming Akshaya Tritiya in 2018.
Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated once in a year when Sun and Moon are in excessive exhilaration. Such an occurrence takes place on the third day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) Vaishakha month (April or May) as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej.
Parashurama Jayanti occurs on the same day of Akshaya Tritiya. It is believed that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Parashurama on this day. Special Pujas (worship) are offered to Lord Ganesha and Devi Lakshmi.
The word "Akshaya" means imperishable or non diminishing. It is also believed that any new venture or any valuable items brought on this day turns imperishable and will grow forever.
Now, let’s know more about the Muhurat (timings) to observe Akshaya Tritiya in 2018, before celebrating it this year.
|Akshaya Tritiya 2018||Wednesday||April 18|
We hope that you will now be able to perform the rituals and proceedings on Akshaya Tritiya with more devotion and happiness.
Before we go ahead and talk about the legend associated with Akshaya Tritiya, let us first look at the myths which are associated to Akshaya Tritiya.
It is stated that on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Sat Yuga (Golden Era) had begun. It is also believed that Veda Vyasa started narrating the greatest epic Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha.
Akshaya Tritiya : Mahabharata & Akshaya Tritiya
One of the legends of Akshaya Tritiya is found in the epics of Mahabharata. When the Pandavas were in exile, Lord Krishna presented Yudhishthira ‘Akshaya Patra’, a bowl which acted as a serving bowl of food for the entire kingdom.
Akshaya Tritiya : Krishna-Sudama & Akshay Tritiya
One of the most important legend associated with Akshaya Tritiya is related to Lord Krishna and his childhood Brahmin friend Sudama.
On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, Sudama visited Lord Krishna in Dwarka in order to ask for some financial help as told by his wife. As Lord Krishna got to know that his childhood friend Sudama had personally come to meet him, he welcomed his friend with a huge warmth. Lord Krishna followed the principle of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ and washed his friend’s feet. On return, Lord Krishna asked Sudama what did he bring for him. Sudama seeing the richness of Lord Krishna, was ashamed to offer his gift because he considered it to be of no value.
Lord Krishna took the gift from Sudama and saw that it was a handful of beaten rice or Poha. Lord Krishna relished this gift of his friend which he had brought as a tribute of love, friendship and care. Sudama felt ashamed of asking any financial favor from Lord Krishna and returned back with a contented heart.
Sudama, on reaching back, saw that his hut was transformed into a palace. This happened because of the boon by Lord Krishna. Since then, the day of Akshaya Tritiya is associated with material gains and wealth.
Hence, It is also believed that buying gold on the day of Akshaya Tritiya would definitely result in an uninterrupted growth in wealth and prosperity.
Now, as you know the reasons to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya, we are sure that you would like to know what are the ways from which you can continuously increase your wealth on the coming Akshaya Tritiya.
On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, don’t forget to donate these items:
Offerings made on the day of Akshaya Tritiya increases the auspiciousness of the festival.
Akshaya Tritiya will be the time when we all will welcome prosperity, richness and wealth with the blessings of Almighty. So, this time don’t miss the chance to venture into new projects on such a holy day.
During Akshaya Tritiya, one should also worship and pray to Goddess Lakshmi and Kubera (Lord of Wealth) in order to get blessed with immense riches and wealth.
Akshaya Tritiya will arrive each year, and grant us prosperity & well-being. This Akshaya Tritiya, stay awake to welcome the non diminishing prosperity right at your doorstep.
MyKundali wishes you all a Happy Akshaya Tritiya..!!