This year Akshay Tritiya comes on 9th of May, 2016. Akshay Tritiya or Akha Teej is among the most propitious events in Hinduism. On this present day Lord Parshurama (Lord Vishnu’s sixth avatar) was born. The term ‘Akshay’ is taken from Sanskrit which suggests ‘never diminishing’ and Tritiya means ‘third’. Thus, Akshay Tritiya is well known on third lunar day of Shukla Paksha (Hindi calendar). On at the present time, Kuber, the banker in heaven, was blessed by Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth to have an inexhaustible provide of cash. This day additionally holds numerous significance for Jains. They rejoice the day with fervor and zeal to commemorate Rishabha’s (first tirthankara of Jains) ending of 1-yr quick with sugarcane juice. Most of the Indians rejoice Akshay Tritiya for their very own causes.
Significance & Legends
Akshaya Tritiya holds nice significance amongst Hindus and is a vital date within the Vedic calendar. It marks the birthday of Lord Parashuram and it’s broadly believed that it was on this auspicious day that Ganesha and Ved Vyas commenced writing the nice epic, Mahabharata.
The river Ganga can be identified to have descended on earth on this auspicious day. Legend has it that on this present day, Krishna introduced the exiled Pandavas with a bowl (Akshaya patra) which might all the time stay full.
The day has been celebrated with pomp and ceremony since time immemorial, whereas the Hindus rejoice it as Akshaya Tritiya, the Jains accord the day significance as Akha Teej. It is on this present day that farmers in Orissa and Punjab begin ploughing the fields.
While the Puri temple begins building of the chariot for the Rath Yatra, the badocams Oriya and Bengalis begin new audit books on today (hal khata). Even Lord Kubera (treasurer of the Gods) is thought to have prayed to goddess Lakshmi on this present day.
Lure of Gold
The day is taken into account extraordinarily auspicious for it’s synonymous with prosperity, progress and good luck. ‘Akshaya’ means imperishable, everlasting and the never diminishing. It is broadly believed that ventures began or valuables purchased on today will carry abundance, luck, success and prosperity. Jewellers give you modern affords for the day, and find yourself promoting at the least forty-forty five tonnes of gold throughout Akshaya Tritiya yearly.
The lure of gold attracts folks into jewelry shops, to buy gold on Akshaya Tritiya, with an infinite religion in the truth that it would augur prosperity all year length. Jewellery makers and gold merchants predict good enterprise this Akshaya Tritiya in comparison with final year as gross sales have picked up earlier than the auspicious day regardless of excessive gold costs.