Akshay Tritiya is also called “Akha Teej”. Akshay is a Hindi word which means “which cannot be destroyed”, and which will stay forever. Akshay Tritiya 2018 will be celebrated on 18 April, Wednesday.
It is celebrated on the trateeya tithi of shukla paksha in vaishakh maas or on the third lunar day of brighter half of lunar month named Vaishakh.
Akshay Tritiya 2018
In Hindu religion it is a very important tithi and occasion. It is believed that all the good deeds done on this day will have everlasting impact. This is the best day to begin new things be it buying gold, car, starting business or child birth or marriage. It is good for everything. Donations done on this day are believed to have multiple effects and increase the punya (good deeds) of the native.
This day is also known as “sarvsiddhi” day. On this day anyone can perform all the good deeds without consulting any astrologer. On this day if we pray to God then he removes the sins done not only by us but by our forefathers.
In Hindu muhurta, first tithi of chaitra shukla paksh, tenth tithi of ashvin maas (vijay dashmi), Third tithi of bright half of vaishaakh maas, first tithi of shukla paksh of kaartik maas are considered auspicious. The last is counted half and thus they are a called sade teen muhurtas. It is believed that Sun and Moon are at their optimum brightness on these days.
Akshay Tritiya is considered best when it is falling on a rohini star day on a Monday.
Akshay Tritiya 2018 Timings
- The Tithi will start from 4:47 am on 18th and will run till 3:03am next day.
- For marriage: morning 2 am to 4 am
- For all things: whole day
History of Akshay Tritiya
In our puranas, it is told that treat yuga started from this tithi” akshay tritiya”, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of Parshurama on this day. The doors of Badrinath are also opened from this day onwards after a gap of four months.
In vrindavan too, the feet of “Sri Vigraha” are opened from this day onwards. It is considered very holy to fast on this day and donate, do charities. Goddess Annapurna devi was born on this day, Ganges was descended to earth on this day, Mahabharata was started by Ved Vyaasa on this day, Lord Kubera received his wealth and position from Goddess Lakshmi on this day. Sudama visited Lord Krishna on this day.
Adi Shankaracharya recited kanak dhara stotra on this day for the poor couple in whose home he asked for bhiksha. In orrisa, construction of chariots begins on this day.
Many people buy Gold on this day so that they remain rich and keep buying gold every year. People keep fast on this day. Many things are donated on this day like Sugar, Oil, Fruits, and Clothes etc. In west Bengal, on this day, new audit books are started and the ceremony is called “halkhata”, Bengalis do many things on this day. In jat community this day is considered most auspicious for farming. Mass weddings are conducted on this day as this is called aboojh muhurta.
This is a very good muhurta day for marriages. If one is not able to find a suitable muhurta due to any reason like marriage etc then one can proceed for marriage on this day. Performing marriage on this day gives longevity to marital life and increases happiness in life. This is why thousand of marriages take place on this day in central India and Eastern India.
Akshaya Tritiya an auspicious day
This day is also termed as “sarv siddhi muhurta”, which literally means that this day is a go for all kind of rituals and festivals. Be it marriage, house warming, purchase of anything etc. Wearing of new clothes is also a ritual in some parts of India.
People who are seeing failures constantly, they should start the new things on this day to avoid all the negative energies and be a winner in their field. To get proper marital bliss, progeny one should fast on this day and the results will be very auspicious for the family in long term.
How it is determined?
This festival is celebrated on Vaishakh shukla tritiya falling on purvahan i.e. before noon. If the tithi is falling on both days then it is celebrated on next day. If it is not falling between 3 to 6 am on any day then it is celebrated on the first day itself.
What to do on Akshaya Tritiya?
The donations, japas, pilgrimages etc done on this day gives multifold result than the japas etc done on any other day.
If there are problems related to marriage for a girl then she should recite parvati mangal stotra on this day and there will be good news soon for her.
On this day, people buy utensils, gold, jewelry, and other things so that they are able to buy those things regularly.
Akshay Tritiya Fast
On this day, it is considered very auspicious for appeasing the spirits of ancestors and for getting name and fame. It is strongly believed that whatever is done on this day will not go in vain.
Method of Fasting on Akshay Tritiya
In morning one should worship Vishnu ji and Lakshmi Ji after having bath and offering basil leaves. One should donate barley on this day. After that the vrat katha of akshay triteeya should be read and then following mantra should be recited 108 times on a tulsi rosary:
Akshay Tritiya Mantra
Om Hreem Hreem Shreem Shreem Laxminarayanabhayam Namah
Summing up, Akshay Tritiya is an occurrence which is being celebrated since thousands of years amongst Hindus. One can get whatever he or she wishes by doing fast or good deeds on this day.
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