Akshaya Trithiya
Akshaya Tritiya also referred as Akha Teej, is considered as the most auspicious day of all by Hindus in India. The literal meaning of Akshaya in Sanskrit is "imperishable" or "never diminishing" and thus the day is believed to be the best time for beginning new ventures or investing money in precious metals and land. This is the reason why people indulge in buying gold on this day.
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The name Akshaya Tritiya describes the special planetary positions of Moon, Sun and Jupiter, as on this day all three unanimously come under Mrigshira Nakshatra. Moon and Sun both glow at their brightest level, indicating the auspiciousness of the day.

 

“Kubera Twam Danadeesam Gruha
Te Kamala Sithta

Tam Devem Prehayasu Twam Madgruhe
Te Namo Namah”


The day of Akshaya Tritiya is considered highly auspicious by Hindus as the day is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity for every one. The pious day of Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day (Tithi) of bright phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha.

 

Myths and Legends Associated with Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya Legends
Akshaya Tritiya is also referred as a golden day of eternal success because the Golden Age or the first of the four Yugas - Satyayug is believed to have begun on this day. Akha Teej also marks the birthday of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Lord Parashuram. The auspicious day also holds a special importance as it is believed that the holy river Ganga also descended down on earth from the heaven on this very day. According to one legend, Vedavyas along with Lord Ganesha, started writing the great Hindu scriptures, Mahabharatha on the eve of Akshaya Tritiya. The first Tirthankar in Jainism - Bhagwan Rishabdev also broke his fasting spell of one year by taking juice on the day of Akha Teej. Akshaya Tritiya is also called Navanna Parvam.

 

Signiificance of Akshaya TritiyaThis day falling in a conjunction with Rohini star is considered more auspicious than any other Akshaya Trithiya dates. The impact of Akshaya Tritiya on people s lives is  more prominent when it falls on a Monday. People give in a lot of charity on this day to gain maximum blessings from the Lord.

Legends even have that it was on this day that Sudama visited Lord Krishna to greet him with puffed rice. Also, on this day, Draupadi was protected by Krishna when Dushasana tried to unveil her in his royal court. However, the custodian of wealth and property, Kubera, is regarded as the richest and the wealthiest of all. It is said that he received this position by praying to Lord Shiva on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Method (अक्षय तृतीया पूजा मनाने का विधि-विधान)

पूजा की सामग्री:

गंगाजल, भगवान विष्णु व देवी लक्ष्मी की मूर्ति, अक्षत, धूप, चन्दन, पंचामृत, सत्तू, चना, ककड़ी, तुलसी के पत्ते

 

अक्षय तृतीया पूजा की विधि:

मान्यता है कि अक्षय तृतीया के दिन ब्राह्मणों व गरीबों को दान देने से जो पुण्य प्राप्त होता है वह अक्षय होता है। इस कारण अक्षय तृतीया को दान का पर्व भी कहा जाता है। नारद पुराण के अनुसार, अक्षय तृतीया के दिन व्रत, पूजन व दान करने से सभी पापों का नाश होता है। इस दिन लक्ष्मी जी और विष्णुजी की पूजा करनी चाहिए। अक्षय तृतीया व्रत व पूजन विधि निम्न है:

  • अक्षय तृतीया के दिन सुबह उठकर अक्षतयुक्त जल या गंगाजल में स्नान करना चाहिए।

  • स्नान करने के बाद भगवान विष्णु व देवी लक्ष्मी की मूर्ति स्थापित कर अक्षत, धूप, चन्दन आदि से पूजन करना चाहिए।

    Akshatya Tritiya Puja Vidhi
  • पूजा के बाद भगवान की मूर्तियों को पंचामृत से स्नान करवा कर, सत्तू, चना, ककड़ी, तुलसी के पत्ते आदि चढ़ाना चाहिए।

  • अंत में भगवान विष्णु जी की आरती कर, श्रद्धानुसार ब्राह्मणों को दान देना चाहिए।

  • इस दिन बर्तन, तरबूज, खरबूजा, दही, दूध, चावल आदि का दान देना चाहिए।

Akshaya Tritiya Vrat Katha (अक्षय तृतीया व्रत कथा)

Akshaya Tritiya Vrat Kathaकाफ़ी पहले की बात है एक सदाचारी तथा देव-ब्राह्मणों में श्रद्धा रखने वाला धर्मदास नाम का वैश्य था। उसका परिवार बहुत बड़ा इसलिए वह सदैव व्याकुल रहता था। उसने किसी से इस व्रत के माहात्म्य को सुना। कालांतर में जब यह पर्व आया तो उसने गंगा स्नान किया।

विधिपूर्वक देवी-देवताओं की पूजा की। गोले के लड्डू, पंखा, जल से भरे घड़े, जौ, गेहूँ, नमक, सत्तू, दही, चावल, गुड़, सोना तथा वस्त्र आदि दिव्य वस्तुएँ ब्राह्मणों को दान कीं। स्त्री के बार-बार मना करने, कुटुम्बजनों से चिंतित रहने तथा बुढ़ापे के कारण अनेक रोगों से पीड़ित होने पर भी वह अपने धर्म-कर्म और दान-पुण्य से विमुख न हुआ। यही वैश्य दूसरे जन्म में कुशावती का राजा बना। अक्षय तृतीया के दान के प्रभाव से ही वह बहुत धनी तथा प्रतापी बना। वैभव संपन्न होने पर भी उसकी बुद्धि कभी धर्म से विचलित नहीं हुई।

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations Across India

Puri Rath Yatra

Inspired by the birthday of Lord Parshurama, Kerala and Goa are still famous by the name of Parushurama Kshetra. It is the day when Rath Yatra begins in the Puri region of Orisha. Many devotees take holy dips in the Ganges and fasts are kept to impress Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. In Bengal, HalKhata is performed after praying to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. The Jat families celebrate this day by going to their fields early in the morning. It is also a very auspicious day to get married.

Lord Rishabdeva

Jains worship the image of Lord Rishabhadeva and bathe his idols with sugarcane juice and a special worship ritual is performed after that. A huge fair is organized in Hastinapur on this auspicious day wherein Jains from all over the globe come and break their fasts like Lord Rishabhadeva did once.

 

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