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Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Date, shubh puja muhurat, rituals and significance

The word "Akshaya" means eternal or imperishable, and "Tritiya" refers to the third day

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 06th 2024 04:13 PM
Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Date, shubh puja muhurat, rituals and significance

Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Date, shubh puja muhurat, rituals and significance

 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.

This is one of the most auspicious days celebrated by Hindus and Jains across the country. The day is symbolic of good luck, success and fortune.


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

Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Date

This year, Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is going to be celebrated on May 10, 2024

Tritiya Tithi Begins
May 10, 2024
04:17 AM
Tritiya Tithi Ends
May 11, 2024
02:50 AM

Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Shubh Muhurat 

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat - 05:13 AM to 11:43 AM


Akshaya Tritiya 2024: History and Significance

The occasion is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaisakh. According to the Gregorian calendar, this day falls sometime in April-May. It is on this day that both the sun and the moon are said to be at their planetary best alignment.

It is believed that tasks done on this auspicious day are blessed by divine powers and always prove beneficial. It is considered to be an auspicious day to bring home precious metals like gold and silver for prosperity. It was the day when the third of the four Yugas - Treta Yuga began.

Akshaya Tritiya 2024: Rituals 

Akshaya Tritiya also marks the start of the Kaliyug and end of the Dwapar yug.

People, who fast for a day, prepare Akshata and offer it to Lord Vishnu to bring good luck to their families. Unbroken rice, turmeric, and kumkum are combined to make akshata. And it is believed that offering the Naivedyam Thali to Lord Vishnu will bring us his blessings. The thali is mostly made up of milk and milk products. Milk and grains are used to make sweets, which are subsequently dedicated to the Lord.

People who fast for a day prepare Akshata and offer it to Lord Vishnu to bring good luck to their families. Unbroken rice, turmeric, and kumkum are combined to make akshata.

Happy Akshaya Tritiya!


- With inputs from agencies

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