Prosperity Darshan Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritya also known as Akha Teej, it is an auspicious day in Hindu religion and is coming on 21st April this year. It arrives on the 3rd Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the Indian month of Vaishakha and this day is one of the brightest and luckiest days for Hindus. On this day the Sun and the Moon are at the height of their brightness.

Akshaya means “Endless” that which never diminishes. As per Hindu Electional Astrology three Lunar days, Yugadi, Akshaya Tritiya and Vijay Dashami do not need any muhurta to start any new ventures as these three days are free from all malefic effects. So there is no need to check the auspicious time to do any auspicious deeds (kaarya) because each and every moment of these days are propitious. The jewelers also keep their shops open till late at night safe in the belief that their belongings are well protected.

Significance of this Day

  • Akshaya Tritiya is considered the day of start of Treta Yug. The Treta Yuga is the second Yuga and is significant for the births of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations in the form of Vamana, Parasurama and Lord Ram.
  • Birthday of Lord Parasurama (sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu).
  • Ved Vyas and Lord Ganesha began to write Mahabharata.
  • This is also believed to be the day when Panadavas discovered weapons under the earth which made them victorious against the Kauravas.
  • It was on this day, Kubera received his wealth and position as custodian of wealth and property with Goddess Lakshmi on this day, by praying to Lord Shiva at Shivapuram.
  • Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune.
Charity or Daanam

Charity or Daanam on this day is considered very auspicious.

Mentioned below are some popular charity offerings:

  • Jala Daanam (Water daanam to Brahmin with betul nut and dakshina) is for wealth.
  • Shayana Daanam (giving bed) gives all happiness
  • Vasthra Daanam (giving clothes) for Ayushyam, Long life
  • Kumkum daanam _ gives best position in life and also long life for husband
  • Chandana daanam avoids accidents and mishaps.
  • Thamboolam makes a man as ruler of a nation
  • Naarikela Daanam- (Coconut daanam) is for last 7 ancestors
  • Butter milk daanam is for vidhya praapthi

What to Do On Akshay Tritiya:

Among other holy festivals, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the most auspicious days. It marks the setting of Treta Yuga among the other three Yugas (Satya, Dwarpa and Kali).

On this auspicious day, one may perform Madhusudhana ritual, with Tulasi archan and also chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam. Also, one may perform charities during this day which will certainly bless the donor.

Following are the charities, Daanam, one can undertake:

Jala Daanam: One can offer jala, water to Brahmins with betel nuts and donate to them dakshina, offerings in one’s capacity.

Shayana Daanam: One can donate beds to the needy or the underprivileged.

Vasthra Daanam: Vasthra means clothes. One may donate clothes to the needy and be blessed with a long life.

Kunkum daanam: Donating kumkum blesses the donor with higher status in life and the women are blessed with their husbands getting a longer life.

Chandana daanam: Just like others mentioned above, donation of Sandalwood protects the donor from untimely accidents and inauspicious.

Thamboolam: Giving Thamboolam, betel leaf, invites prosperity into one’s life. Thamboolam epitomizes spiritual strength and prosperity. It is believed that the betel leaf was produced during the churning of the ocean aimed at extracting amrita, nectar and the leaf is also the abode of all the demigods.

Naarikela Daanam: Donating Naarikela, coconuts to Brahmins relieve our ancestors from agonies of the underworld.

Butter milk daanam: Offering butter milk as a charity blesses the donor with vidya prapti, attainment of knowledge.

Udakumbha Daanam: Giving water contained in a bronze or silver vessel along with camphor, saffron, basil leaves (Tulasi) and betel nut assures one of having their desires fulfilled soon. Those who seek a suitable life partner, want to have a child and want to get rid of ancestral curses (Pitru Shraap), must perform this charity on Akshaya Tritiya.

Padaraksha: Donating padaraksha, slippers, shoes, chappals or any footwear will ensure that the donor’s life gets purified and is never subjected to entering Hellish planets after death.

Chatra Daanam: Offering chatra, an umbrella to the needy removes unexpected obstacles from one’s life.

Holy Bath: Taking bath in the holy river rids one of all inauspiciousness and bad karmic reactions. One may take bath before sunrise in one of the Holy Rivers; Ganges, Yamuna, Godavari, Sindhu, Saraswati, Narmada, Krishna, Bhagirathi, Gandaki, Gomathi, Kaveri and Phalgu.

Apart from the above donations, one can also donate wheat which is believed to please the King of Heaven, lord Indra who is in charge of rains. And the sufficient rains help grow plants and vegetation on Earth.

You may select the donation of your choice or may do all of them. The end results would be cessation of bad karma’s impacting the existing life which a gift from the Lord to realize one’s own self and their relationship with the Creator.

Popular Pujas performed on Akshaya Tritiya:

Puja of Goddess Mahalakshmi and Vishnu: Goddess Mahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth. Vishnu is the preserver and one of the Gods of the Trinity. By performing Pujas on this day, the worshipper is bestowed with love, good health, wealth and new opportunities.

Puja of Cow: Cow is considered as holy animal in hindu religion and millions of Hindus worship cows. Cow represents purity, love and ever giving and is the symbol of planet venus.

Puja of Horse: Horse (Ashwa) is considered to be disciple of mars, which represents command and energy. Performing Ashwa Puja on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, blesses the devotee’s home with positivity and mental peace.

Gaja (Elephant) Pooja: If elephants are offered flowers, food while priest chant appropriate mantras, invokes the blessings of Lord Ganesha the remover of all obstacles.

Worshipping Goddess mother Earth: By doing so, one is bestowed with the grace of goddess of food grains (Dhaanyalakshmi), the goddess of wealth (Dhanalakshmi) and goddess of prosperity (Vaibhavlakshmi).

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