Akshay Tritiya 2017

Posted by The Open Page | 28th April 2017

The Significance of the Propitious Festival and Muhurta Timings
Akshaya Tritiya, widely known as Akha Teej, is one of the auspicious days in the Hindu year calendar. Every year, the festival is celebrated between Shukla Paksha Tritiya of the month Vaishakha - third lunar day of the bright half month of Vaishakha. The day is related to the birth anniversary of Lord Parshurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is worshiped on this day with Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi. Akshya Tritiya also has a day of major significance for the Jain community. The day commemorates Tirthankara Rushabhanatha's year-long fast which he broke on this day by having sugar cane juice.
Akshya means something that cannot be demolished; therefore the day has special significance and stories for starting a new venture or investing in something future propitious plans. Most Hindus buy gold on this day because they believe Gold Investment as most traditional and earliest way. Many people carry out activities which provide food or shelter to the poor to bring prosperity and good luck to the family. The day is considered extremely auspicious to venture any new project that is expected to bring long-term prosperity and rewards to the family.
Hindu Mythology states that the day marks the starting of ‘Treta Yuga’. The entire day is considered free from all superhuman ill effects therefore it doesn't really need any Muhurta to perform any puja or to carry out any new venture

Most people celebrate this fest by preparing traditional Indian sweets like burfi, kaju katli or kheer and offer these to Lord Vishnu. The same is then hand rounded as prasada among family and friends. 

Tritiya Tithi: 28th April 2017, 10:29 am till 29th April 2017, 06:55 am
Muhurat Timings: 28th April 2017, 10.29 am to 12.18 pm

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