Akshay Tritiya falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksh in the month of Baisakh. On this day, the doors of the holy temple of Badrinath Dhaam are opened for the pilgrims. On this auspicious day only in Vrindavan, pilgrims have the good fortune of having the darshan of the charan of Shri Bihariji (Shri Krishna). This day the shringaar is done with sandalwood. This darshan can be done only on this day in the whole year.

A holy dip in Gangaji on Aakha Teej releases a person from the effect of all his wrong doings. This is an auspicious day to start any important work for it is believed that a work started on this day will be fruitful. This day is considered as Anbujh muhurt. Marriage, birth of the child, any celebrations can be done on this day without consulting the panchaang

Preparation for the Puja

# Moong daal, rice Khichidi, amlaana made of tamarind
# Seedha, matka with water, sugar, rice, daal, salt, ghee, sugar, vegetables, imli / tamarind and dakshina, fan and shoes
# Tulsi leaves, mishri, soaked chana dal, lime shikanji and sherbet

Vidhi / Method of performing Puja

In the morning moong daal, khichdi and amlaana is prepared. Shikanji and sherbat are offered to people. On this day neither papads are roasted nor is any food item is deep fried.

Seedha is given to the Brahmin. Offering shoes and fans have special significance.

Badrinarayanaji (Shri Vishnu) ki puja is done by offering tulsi leaves, mishri and soaked chana daal.

People put Pyaavo outside their houses for people to drink water in summer

Aarti is performed.

“Om jai jagadish harey, swami jai jagadish harey.”

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