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Akshay Tritiya 2017 Date
Akshaya Tritiya 2017 Date
Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated to memorialize the birthday of Lord Parshurama. He was the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to our Scriptures, Veda Vyasa started to write the epic Mahabharata. As per our Hindu Calendar, it is celebrated on third tithi if hindu month Vaishakh. It will be observed on 28th April in 2017. For Hindus, it is meant to be an important day. If you want to know more about this occasion, read on...
Legends and mythologies associated to Akshaya Tritiya
While celebrating Akshaya Tritiya, it is a good idea to know the legend behind this festival. The day of Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be very pious. The day is believed to be the beginning of Satyug and Treta Yug. Anything initiated on Akshay Tritiya is considered to diminish till eternity.
In Hinduism, it is believed that on Akshaya Tritiya, lord Ganesha started writing the epic Mahabharata, as per the Veda Vyas dictation. The day of Akshaya Tritiya is believed to be ruled by god Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is the preserver of the world. The day is also celebrated as the birthday of Hindu sage Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of lord Vishnu. It was on Akshaya Tritiya that the holy Ganges descended to the earth from the heaven.
It is also believed that on Akshaya Tritiya Goddess Annapurna was also born. The Lord of wealth, Kubera was made the custodian of wealth on Akshaya Tritiya, along with Goddess Lakshmi.
It was on Akshaya Tritiya that Sudama, the oldest and closest friend of Lord Krishna, paid him a visit. He was too poor to offer anything to Lord Krishna, so he took rice with him and offered to his friend. Sudama did not discuss anything about his poverty to his closest friend. As he returned home, he was amazed to see that his hut has changed into a huge and beautiful palace.
It was on Akshaya Tritiya that Dushasana, brother of Duryodhana, unveiled Draupadi at the royal court. Lord Krishna protected the dignity of Draupadi by providing her the never ending veil.
Therefore, there are many reasons to celebrate the festival and worship the almighty.
Work recommended on Akshay Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is considered as a very auspicious day for initiating any new task. People wait for Akshaya Tritiya to initiate any work as it is believed that starting off any new venture on this particular day results into prosperity and success. The day is considered most auspicious for performing commendable tasks or punya karma. Donations, holy bathing, penance, sacrifices and reciting of mantra are considered to give fruitful results. Many people look forward to start new relationships, constructing houses, valuable purchases on this auspicious day. Buying valuable items is considered to be very lucky and it brings in good luck and prosperity. Many people buy gold jewellery and gold coins on this particular day.
Akshaya Tritiya is considered auspicious for starting new ventures and buying gold and jewels. Anything initiated on Akshaya Tritiya gives fruitful results continuously. It results into prosperity and immense success. New business, construction work, buying new vehicles, buying gold etc, is initiated on this day.
Works prohibited on Akshaya Tritiya
In spite of being the most auspicious day to begin any new venture, there are certain tasks that are prohibited to be done on this particular day. However, there are certain practices that are prohibited on Akshaya Tritiya. These include, ending the fast, wearing janeu and travelling. However, such activities are prohibited only in several communities.
People worship gods and goddesses on the day of Akshaya Tritiya and only indulge in doing meritorious works. Hope you find this article on Akshaya Tritiya useful. Happy Akshaya Tritiya!