The festival of Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the month of Baisakh month. This date is also considered as the most auspicious in the Hindu calendar. There is a belief that any auspicious thing can be done on this day and there is no delay of the auspicious work done on this day, hence it is called Akshay Tritiya. This year Akshay Tritiya will be celebrated on April 18, 2018. Lord Parashuram’s birthday is also celebrated on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, hence it is called Parshuram Teej. It is believed that the fortune of those who marry on this day remains unbroken.
What is the significance
It has been mentioned in the Skanda Purana that Lord Vishnu was born as Parashurama by the womb of Mata Renuka. On this day, especially in South India, the birth anniversary of Parashuram is celebrated with great pomp.
In addition to this, there is also a special pooja of Lakshmi Mata on Akshay Tritiya. On this day special worship is done to get Mahalaxmi’s blessings. It is also called a day that gives giving extremely good and intangible results.
A popular legend associated with Akshay Tritiya
It is also said that at the time of Akshaya Tritiya, Lord Krishna gifted Panndavas an ‘Akshay Patra’, the inexhaustible vessel which would ensure that not just Pandavas, but even those visiting Pandavas would never have to go hungry.
Tradition of buying gold
There is a special tradition of buying gold on Akshay Tritiya. It is believed that by purchasing gold on this day, happiness & prosperity in the house increase. But for some reason if you are not able to buy gold on this day, you must donate on this day. Your coming time will be good by giving a donation.
Things to donate on Akshay Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is also considered to be the best for charity. On this day, the Pinddan or any donation given to the ancestors provides fruit. Donate things like water-filled pots, squares, fans, pots, umbrellas, rice, salt, ghee, melon, cucumber, sattu etc. Akshay Tritiya is considered as one of the most auspicious days to get the blessings of Mother Lakshmi. Good work can be done without any discussion on this day.
Things to do & avoid to prevent wrath of gods to shine your luck
Worship Lakshmi Narayana with white lotus or white rose or yellow rose today. Do not touch Tulsi leaves without bathing. On doing so, mother Lakshmi does not accept Pooja. Take special care of purity in worship of Mother Lakshmi on this date. Ganga baths have special significance on this day.
Going to buy gold? Pay attention to these special things before doing so
We all know about the tradition of buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya. It is believed that buying gold on this day brings prosperity in the house. If you are also trying to buy gold for this Akshaya Tritiya, then pay attention to these special things before doing so. Doing this will definitely shine your luck. Let’s know how.
When buying gold, definitely pay attention to its purity. 24 carat gold is the best gold. But because of its elasticity, ornaments cannot be made. 22 or 18 carat gold is used to make ornaments. If you are buying jewellery, keep in mind that the cost of 22 carats will also be less than 24 carats.
Whenever you buy gold ornaments, carefully take a look at the trademark on it once. Gold items always have trademarks. The trademark is a symbol of gold purity. If you do not know about this, then your goldsmith or you can take out information online also. Try not to buy jewelery without trademarks.
If you are buying gold for investment on Akshaya Tritiya, then always buy gold coin or biscuit.
Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Akshay Tritiya, 2018.