- Akshaya Tritiya 2024
- Friday, 10 May 2024
- Tritiya Date Start : 10 May 2024 at 04:17 AM
- Tritiya Date Ends : 11 May 2024 at 02:50 AM
- Note: Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand will start from today. The Char Dhams are Yamanotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.
- Did you know : The war of Mahabharata had ended on this day and the Dwapar Yuga had also ended on this day, Birth of mother Annapurna and Kubera had got the treasure.
The Akshaya Tritiya festival is also known as Akti or Akha Teej. This festival is an auspicious festival of Hindus and Jains. This festival falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of the Vaishakh month. This festival is celebrated as an auspicious time by Hindus and Jains in India and Nepal. According to the mythological texts, whatever works are done on this day, they get a auspicious result. Hence this day is called Akshaya Tritiya.
In Sanskrit, 'Akshaya' means hope, prosperity, joy and success and 'Tritiya' means third. Every month the tritiya comes on the Shukla Paksha, but during the Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh, the tritiya is considered auspicious. This day holds special significance as the most celebrated muhurat. On this day, any auspicious work can be done - such as a wedding, home entrance, buying clothing, jewelery, houses, land and vehicles etc.
It is believed that on this day, pind daan or any kind of donation made for the Pitros results in renewable. Taking a bath in the Ganges on this day can get rid of all sins. The war of Mahabharata had ended on this day and the Dwapar Yuga had also ended on this day.
Ganga bathing has a special importance in Hinduism and after taking Ganga bath in Brahma Muhurta on the day of Akshay Tritiya, one should worship Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi and offer barley or wheat sattu, cucumber and gram dal. Brahmanas should eat food and donate to them.
Why is it important and know some important information on Akshaya Tritiya: -
- The incarnation of Akshay Kumar, son of Brahmaji.
- The war of Mahabharata had ended on this day and the Dwapar Yuga had also ended on this day.
- Birth of mother Annapurna.
- Chiranjeevi Maharshi Parashurama was born that is why today there is also a Parashurama birth anniversary.
- Kubera had got the treasure.
- Mother Ganga had descended on Earth.
- The Sun God gave the Pandavas a renewable character.
- Ved Vyas ji started the epic Mahabharata with Ganesha.
- The first Tirthankara Adinath Rishabhdev ji had 13 months of fasting of the Lord with the juice of Ikshu (sugarcane).
- The doors of the famous pilgrimage site Shri Badri Narayan Dham are opened.
- The Banke Bihari temple of Brindavan has darshan of Shri Krishna Charan.
- All the chariots of Lord Jagannath are started to be made.
- Adi Shankaracharya composed the Kanakadhara Stotra.
- Akshaya means one who is never decayed (perished) !!!
- Akshaya Tritiya is a self-proven Muhurta in itself, any auspicious task can be started.
- From today the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand begins. The Char Dhams are Yamanotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.