Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is considered highly auspicious and is celebrated with much fervour and joy. Akshaya in Sanskrit means ‘never diminishing’ and Tritiya means ‘third’. Celebrated on the third lunar day of the bright fortnight, it is believed to be the day when the sun and the moon become equally bright. There are many legends associated with the day, one such legend is from Mahabharata when the Pandavas were in exile, Lord Krishna gifted Draupadi a bowl called the ‘Akshaya Pathram’, which produced infinite food to the Pandavas. Hence it is said that valuable acquired on the day replenish endlessly. While according to another legend, Parashurama is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu and son of Jamadagni and Renuka. After a fight between his parents, his father asked him Parashurama to kill his mother. Obeying his father’s command he killed his mother. For his task, Jamadagni blessed him with a boon and he asked his mother to bright back her life. It is considered auspicious to buy gold, vehicles or property on this day in order to bring good fortune and luck. In 2018, Akshaya Tritiya falls on April 18. We bring to you 10 must do’s and don’ts on Akshaya Tritiya.
Gold is considered a symbol of power, wealth and prosperity. Over the years buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya has become a tradition. It is believed that gold bought on the day never diminishes and stays with the family forever.
It is believed buying vehicles on Akshaya Tritiya ensure longevity and blesses with safe commutation. Hence, on this many automobile companies offer a huge discount on vehicles. Earlier there was a tradition to buy horses, cows and bullock carts, as those were the modes of transportation then.
Buying new house
Buying a house or any form of property is a profitable asset as real estate provides high returns over a period. Akshaya Tritiya is believed to be an auspicious day to invest in a house or any property. During this period real estate sector come up with a number of deals to attract customers.
The day is said to be full of blessings for people to start a new relationship and tie themselves into the secret bond of marriage. The day is also popular for communal marriages where hundreds of couples get married at the same time and venue.
Starting a new business
If you have been planning to start a new venture forever, then Akshaya Tritiya is the best time for your own startup. Since the day is considered auspicious for any new beginnings the business started on the day will for sure flourish and thrive.
Don’t end fasts
Since Akshaya Tritiya is considered the day for new beginnings, ending any fast on the day is said to be unlucky. Hence it is said to avoid performing ‘Udyapan’, a ceremony to end a fast, on the day.
Don’t perform upanayanam
Upanayanam is a ceremony of wearing the sacred thread known as Janaeu for the first time. The thin cord is donned by boys after they reach the age of 12. Performing the ceremony on this day is said to be inauspicious.