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Akshaya Tritiya 2024: From fasting to buying gold; all you need to know about festival

It is believed that buying gold on this Akshaya Tritiya brings continuous prosperity and wealth to the household

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 08th 2024 08:26 PM
Akshaya Tritiya 2024: From fasting to buying gold; all you need to know about festival

Akshaya Tritiya 2024: From fasting to buying gold; all you need to know about festival

Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, is an auspicious Hindu festival celebrated annually on the third lunar day of the bright half of the Hindu calendar month of Vaishakha. The word "Akshaya" means eternal or imperishable, and "Tritiya" refers to the third day.

The event, which occurs on the Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha in Vaishaka month, is said to bring happiness and wealth to all. It is thought that any investments made on this day will yield good returns.


Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated through prayer, almsgiving, and spirituality. The day is considered  to be highly lucky for starting new businesses, making investments, and buying gold and real estate. 

All you need to know about Akshaya Tritiya 2024

Fasting

Keep a day-long fast to please the Lord. Begin by chanting Gayatri Mantra and presenting water to the Sun God and after that worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. In the evening, break the fast by praying to the Lord and performing puja. 

Purchase Gold or Silver

Purchasing gold or silver on Akshaya Tritiya is considered auspicious. It is thought that the valuable objects we purchase on this particular day will remain with us for the rest of our lives. To obtain Goddess Lakshmi's blessings, first purchase gold or silver and gift it to her. It is thought that her blessings will ensure that your home enjoys prosperity.

Make donations

Another idea is that the good deeds we perform on Akshaya Tritiya are remembered in the hereafter. As a result, it is suggested that on this day, one should do nice deeds such as making charitable contributions. Grain, clothing, and other supplies can be donated to the needy.

Religious Significance

According to Hindu mythology, Akshaya Tritiya marks the day when Lord Vishnu, in his avatar as Parashurama, retrieved the divine bow from the sea. It also commemorates the auspicious beginning of the Treta Yuga. Additionally, this day is associated with the birth anniversary of Lord Parashurama, making it doubly significant for devotees

Celebrations Across India

Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal in various parts of India. In states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, it is considered an auspicious day for weddings and engagements. In Karnataka, it is celebrated as "Akshaya Tritiya Snana," where devotees take a holy dip in sacred rivers and water bodies.

Happy Akshaya Tritiya 2024!

- With inputs from agencies

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