Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most important days in Hindu calendar. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Tritiya i.e. the third day during bright half of Vaishakha lunar month in Hindu calendar. According to Hindu scriptures and Purana(s), Satya Yuga ended and Treta Yuga began on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. Hence, Akshaya Tritiya is Yugadi Tithi and the day has great religious significance for most Hindu families.

Lord Vishnu, being the preserver of whole creation, is worshipped on Akshaya Tritiya which is a Yugadi Tithi. As the day has been blessed by Lord Vishnu, the day is considered very significant to worship and please Lakshminarayana form of Lord Vishnu. Lakshminarayana is the manifestation of Lord Vishnu in which Lord Vishnu is worshipped along with His consort Goddess Lakshmi. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a day long fast on the significant day of Akshaya Tritiya. As per Vratraj, on the day of Akshaya Tritiya Lord Vishnu along with Goddess Lakshmi should be worshipped ritualistically with all necessary Puja steps including flowers, Dhoop and various ointments.

The day of Akshaya Tritiya is also given special significance in Vedic Astrology. It is believed that the day doesn't need any Muhurat to start any auspicious work. Many Mangalika work e.g. marriage ceremony, house warming ceremony, purchasing of new clothes and jewelry, purchasing property, buying new vehicle and motor bike etc. are performed on Akshaya Tritiya day.

Buy Gold on Akshaya Tritiya

Buying gold is the most important ritual which is performed on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. The demand of gold, surges on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. It is believed that gold bought on the day of Akshaya Tritiya brings everlasting prosperity and stays in the family for generations to come. Hence people wait for the whole year for just few days to buy gold and other precious metals. Akshaya Tritiya and Dhantrayodashi are the two most significant days in Hindu calendar to purchase gold. Apart from these two days, Pushya Nakshatra days are also considered auspicious to purchase gold.

Auspicious time to buy Gold

Tritiya Tithi Begins = 03:45 on 18/Apr/2018

Tritiya Tithi Ends = 01:29 on 19/Apr/2018

Akshay Tritiya Vrat (Fast)

It is considered most auspicious day for appeasing the spirits of ancestors and for getting unlimited glory. It is considered most auspicious day because whatever auspicious activities and charities are performed on this day do not go in vain. This is the reason why all auspicious deeds like new business, buying new land, house, and inauguration of an institute, marriage or Homa etc. are performed and started on this day. It is a matchless fast of Goddess which has the power to eradicate all sins and by observing it everything can be achieved easily.

Method of Observing Akshay Tritiya Vrat

This fast is observed on the Tritiya of bright half of Vaishakh. One should worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi on this day. In the morning after having bath one should start worshipping God by offering leaves of basil (tulsi plant) with sugarcandy. Donate the favourite articles with oblation among the devotees. Donate barley on this day which is considered the king of grains. After that read Akshay Tritiya Vrata Katha. Chant following mantra 108 times on a Tulsi rosary.

Mantra

”Om Hreem Hreem Shreem Shreem Laxminarayanabhayam Namah”

Aarti

Aarti Shri Lakshmi Ji

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata, Maiya Jai Lakshmi Mata |

Tumako Nishidin Sevat, Hari Vishnu Vidhata ||

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata ||

Uma Rama Brahmani, Tum Hi Jag-Mata

Surya-Chandrama Dhyavat Naarad Rishi Gata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh Sampatti Data

Jo Koi Tumako Dhyavat, Riddhi-Siddhi Dhan Pata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Tum Patal-Nivasini, Tum Hi Shubhdata

Karma-Prabhav-Prakashini, Bhavanidhi Ki Trata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Jis Ghar Mein Tum Rahti, Sab Sadgun Aata

Sab Sambhav Ho Jata, Man Nahi Ghabrata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Tum Bin Yagya Na Hote, Vastra Na Koi Pata

Khan-Pan Ka Vaibhav, Sab Tumase Aata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Shubh-Gun Mandir Sundar, Kshirodadhi-Jata

Ratna Chaturdash Tum Bin, Koi Nahi Pata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Mahalakshmi Ji Ki Aarti, Jo Koi Jan Gata

Ur Anand Samata, Paap Utar Jata

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Akshaya Tritiya Timings

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat = 06:22 to 12:37

Duration = 6 Hours 15 Mins

 

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