Akshaya Tritiya Tithi (third day) of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month is observed as Akshaya Tritiya. It is believed that Lord Parshuram, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu was born on this day. Akshaya Tritiya 2021 will be celebrated on Friday, May 14.
The propitious day of Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated with zeal and passion by Jain and Hindu communities across India. This day has unique significance as it is believed that the change of fortune on this day makes this occasion very impressive. On this day, the deities, especially Lord Vishnu, are worshiped as the most important ritual.
Significance of Akshaya Tritiya
- This day is believed to be the beginning of Treta Yuga.
- Akshaya Tritiya is ruled by Lord Vishnu, as per Hindu mythology Lord Vishnu is the preserver, therefore this day is treated as symbolic of fortune and good luck.
- On this day Sun and Moon are said to be at their best planetary positions. Both the body and mind are said to be purified on this day.
- There is another purpose for the recognition of this day for the Jain community.
- The religion cherishes Tirthankara Rishabha’s one-year fast which halted on Akshay Tritiya when the sage ended the fast with sugarcane juice.
What did Hindus do on Akshaya Tritiya?
- Goddess Laxmi is also worshiped on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
- People tend to buy gold on this and hope that it would lead to further success and prosperity in the future.
According to the belief of the worshipers, Lord Kubera, the god of wealth, prayed to Goddess Lakshmi only on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, which triggered a generous rain of money and wealth upon them.
This is the reason why people contemplate purchasing gold or new investments propitious on Akshay Tritiya. The commencement of new business or new profession on Akha Teej is also deemed very lucky.
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Puja vidhi
- Devotees take holy bath, offer barley into the sacred fire.
- Lord Vishnu with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber is worshipped on this day.
- Chant different mantras. ‘Vishnu Sahastranama’ is most recommended
- Holy plant Tulsi’s water is sprinkled all over.
- Akshat, flowers, and bhog of sweets are offered to God.
- Rice, fruits, and clothes are distributed to the poor.
- Devotees of Lord Krishna apply sandalwood paste on the deity.
- Jains end their year-long Tapasya by drinking sugarcane juice.
- Many people also consider it auspicious to buy gold on this day.
History of Akshaya Tritya
- On this day Ved Vyas Ji narrated and Lord Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharat.
- Bhagirath’s efforts were fulfilled and on this day and holy river, Ganga descended from the heavens to the earth.
- Pleased with the worship of Kubera, Goddess Lakshmi assigned him the post of treasurer of God.
- Lord Parshuram the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu was born on this day.
- Goddess Annapurna was born on this day.
- Sudama, the underprivileged friend of Lord Krishna was bestowed with wealth.
- When Pandavs were in their exile, Lord Krishna presented them with Akshay Patra on this day.
- People who follow Jainism celebrate this day with devotion to commemorate their first God, Lord Adinath- English Jagran
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Subh Muhurat
Tritiya starts- May 14,2021 4:08 am
Tritiya ends- May 15, 2021, 6:29 am
Puja muhurat- 06:17am to 12:15 pm
Time 5hrs. 57 min
Akshaya Tritya Shayari in Hindi
Akshay Tritiya ke iss shubh avsar par aapko aur aapke parivar ko dher sari shubhkamnaye. Maa Laxmi aapka jeevan Sukh, Samriddhi aur Vaibhav se paripoorn rakhe.
On this day, wishing you and your family a lifetime of luck and prosperity. May you thrive and may Goddess Laxmi shower her blessings on you forever.
May this day bring all the luck and joy to you. May Goddess Laxmi bestow her gifts and may you live a full and healthy life.
On this auspicious day, buying and wearing gold is believed to bring luck and prosperity. Wishing that it does the same for you.
Akshaya Tritiya Quotes
- May this Akshaya Tritiya bless you with opulence and prosperity. Here’s hoping happiness comes to your steps. Wishing you a bright future in your life.
- May this day of Akshaya Tritiya bring you good luck and success which never diminishes.
- Sanskrit word Akshaya means one that never diminishes. May this day of Akshaya Tritiya bring you good luck, which never diminishes.
- Aapko akshaya tritiya ki her saari Shubh Kamnaye…Maa Lakshmi aap pe apni krupa humesha banaye rahkhe.
- May this joyous occasion bring luck and peace to everyone.
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