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Akshaya Tritiya:

Akshaya tritiya falls on the third lunar day from Amavayasya(new moon) which occurs during the suklapaksha month of vaishaka.The special fasts and feasts of the vaisaka month begins with Akshaya Tritiya.

The reason for this day to be auspicious is the position of Sun and Moon on that particular day.Every year, Akshaya tritiya falls between April 14th and May 14th.During the period, Sun will be in Aries which is in exalted position and Moon in Taurus which is also in exalted position.

As the Sun, the lord of the planets and the Moon the lord of creativity(sense) are exalted,the day is considered to be an auspicious day in India.If the tritiya day falls on a Wednesday or Friday when moon is in Rohini or 4th constellation, the day becomes specially sacred.This year Akshaya Tritiya falls on 21st April 2015 on Tuesday.

Akshaya Tritiya next year falls on 08th of May 2016, Sunday.

It is said that on this day, the Treta yuga had its beginning and the great sage Parasuram, the sixth incarnation of Maha Vishnu was born.

All married women and unmarried girls take part in the puja and homa.Lakshmi Kubera homa is one of the auspicious homa performed on Akshaya Tritiya day.

On the day people throng jewellery shops to purchase under the notion that they would be bestowed with all the benefits of material plane.As gold is considered very auspicious and safest investment, people in India buy gold on akshaya tritiya.

Why Akshaya Tritiya ?

The word "Akshaya" has a ray of concocted information right from the day of Mahabharata, one of the greatest epic of India.The Pandavas had akshaya patra (where food came in abundance) when they were in forest(Vanvasa). The word "Akshaya" is also mentioned in "Silapathikaram" which is one of the greatest Kappiyam of Tamil literature.

Things to do on Akshaya Tritiya Day:

1. Perform Lakshmi Kubera homa - For the well being of family.

2. Shatru Shanti homa - To safeguard from evil effects and enemies.

3. Visit Lord Balaji & Ashtalakshmi temple and perform archana.


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