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Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Date, time, mahurat, mantras and significance


Akshaya Tritiya is considered as an auspicious day for Hindu communities. Here’s a look at the festival’s significance, and how it is celebrated.


Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej is a holiday for Hindu communities. Its falls during Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakha. The word Akshaya means never diminishing. Hence, the benefits of doing any Japa, Yajna, Pitra-Tarpan, Dan-Punya on this day never diminish and remain with the person forever. It believed that, it’s bring good luck and success. On this day, buying gold means that it brings prosperity and more wealth in the future.

This day is ruled by God Vishnu because the 6th carnation of Lord Vishnu take a birth as Parashurama. Tritiya Tithi Parashuram Jayanti might fall one day before of Akshaya Tritiya day. It is special day for wedding and for buying gold. On this day, people do a special puja of Goddess Laxmi and God Kuber.

Date and Time

Akshaya Tritiya will be celebrates on April 28. Tritiya begins on April 28 at 10.29am and it will end on April 29 at 6.55am. Akshaya Tritiya puja mahurat is between 10.29 am to 12.18 pm on April 28.

Buying Gold


On this day, it is believed that buying gold is good for wealth. When we buy a gold on Akshay Tritiya, it is said to bring prosperity and more wealth in the future. On Monday, gold was selling at about Rs 29, 535 per 10 gm in the domestic spot market, down 1.56% from that on Akshaya Tritiya last year.

Wedding mahurat after Akshay Tritiya

MarriageAccording to Hindu community, this day is a special day for marriage/wedding in India. The girl or boy, whose marriage was not happening due to some reason, they can marry on this day without looking any mahurat or time. The whole day of Akshay Tritiya is known as shubh day. The wedding mahurat after Akshaya Tritiya are as follows…

April: 29

May : 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27 and 31

June: 2, 3, 5, 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 27, 28 and 30

October: 31

November: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30

December: 1,3, 4, 10, 11 13

Chant this mantra on Akshay Tritiya: Video

ममाखिलपापक्षयपूर्वक सकल शुभ फल प्राप्तये
भगवत्प्रीतिकामनया देवत्रयपूजनमहं करिष्ये।