PERFORMING AN AKSHAYA TRITIYA PUJA CAN BRING A LOT OF POSITIVITY AND WEALTH IN YOUR LIFE
Akshaya Tritiya or commonly known as Akha Teej has a lot of importance in the Hindu and Jain culture. It is said to be celebrated in the month of Vaishak as per the Hindu calendar. It falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha.
In the Gregorian calendar, Akshaya Tritiya falls somewhere around the months of April and May. On this day it is believed that the Sun and Moon are at their best positions. Astrologically it is considered to be a very holy phenomenon.
Hindu folklore suggests that a lot of significant incidents took place on this day like it is believed that the writing of Mahabharata began on this day by Lord Ganesha and Ved Vyasa. This is the day also marks the birth of Lord Parashurama who is considered the sixth incarnation of Lord Shiva.
It is also the day Maa Annapurna, the goddess of food was born. You must have heard of the famous story of Sudama and Krishna, well it is on the day of Akshaya Tritiya that Lord Krishna helped out Sudama by providing him the wealth. Krishna solved the troubles of Sudama.
This day also witnesses an important event in the Mahabharata; Lord Krishna gave the Pandavas the “Akshaya Patra” when they were on an exile. He also provided them with a bowl that would keep on producing food and the Pandavas would never be hungry.
River Ganga is said to descend on Earth on this day. It was on the day of Akshaya Tritiya that Kuber was given the post of Treasurer of gods by Goddess Lakshmi after he impressed her with his dedication and faith.
In the Jain culture, this marks the day of celebration of the remembrance of their first god, Lord Adinatha. This clearly suggests how important this day is for both the Hindu and Jain cultures.
In the year 2020, Akshaya Tritiya is said to be celebrated on April 26th, Sunday. It is a one-day celebration and is considered the holiest and auspicious day for Hindus. It is deemed that if you start something new on this day you are sure to get success.
There are many rituals followed by the worshippers which showcase their faith and dedication in the lord. The followers of Vishnu offer prayers to the idol of Vishnu and keep a fast. After performing a puja, rice, salt, ghee, fruits, and vegetables are distributed amongst the poor and needy. Devotees sprinkle tulsi water near the statue of Lord Vishnu.
As we move towards East India, the significance of Akshaya Tritiya keeps increasing; it marks the first day to plough in the harvest season. Businessmen offer their prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi before starting a new audit book for the upcoming financial period. This ritual is known as the halkhata.
Akshaya Tritiya is considered the holiest day to buy gold and silver, as gold is a symbol of fortune and wealth. Any gold and silver bought on this day are pious. People also believe that planning weddings and long journeys on this day can prove to be really beneficial.
People start something new on this day. Many people wait for this particular day to start their new venture, this just goes on to show how important is faith in our culture. We always try to find the best day to do anything new, and we never start without offering our prayers to our Lord.
There some other rituals also followed like taking a bath in the holy Ganga and offering barley in the sacred fire that is lighted up for the puja. The Prasad of the puja is then distributed among the family members and also the poor.
Akshaya Tritiya marks the end of a yearlong Tapasya of the Jains. They end it by in-take sugarcane juice. Worshippers believe that reciting mantras, meditating and performing activities that engage them spiritually ensures that they have a good fortune in the future.
Followers of Lord Krishna apply sandalwood paste on the idol. The belief behind this ritual is that this pleases the lord and the worshipper will definitely get to go to heaven after death. There are a host of benefits of performing Akshaya Tritiya puja like a stable life.
It is deemed that people who follow all the rituals get blessed with wealth health and prosperity not just for themselves but also for their family members. It brings a peace of mind; it helps detoxify the soul and fills our mind with positive thoughts.
It helps one achieve stability in life, be it in career, wealth or personal relationships. The muhrat for Akshaya Tritiya in the year is 2020 is from 5:50 to 12:20. Pujas performed during this muhrat will bring a lot of benefits for the devotee.