India is probably the only country where a religious day is linked to a practice of gold buying. It is the ‘gold’en day of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ and we are talking tons of gold here.
According to estimates, Indian consumers bought about 20 tonnes of the gold on this festive day in 2010.
It is also known as ‘Akha Teej’.
Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the most golden day of the year because the word Akshaya means the most "Eternal" that which never diminishes. Any initiative made on that day or anything bought on that day is considered to be good
fortune. The most popular activity is the buying of gold and it is believed it will be a sign of good fortune for the buyer. In the Indian culture people
typically starts a new business or begins a new venture on Akshaya Tritiya. This is also one of the most popular days for weddings to take plans as the spirit of this day bids them on a very long and fulfilling life journey
. It was also believed that people born in that month will be very lucky and will shine bright throughout their life.
It falls on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month according to Hindu Calendar. It is celebrated across all over India.
The Hindu community considers this day as a lucky day and believes that any venture such as a business or the construction of a building started on that day will follow betterment and prosperity.
The day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures: any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshay Trutiya is assumed to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, new ventures, like starting a business, construction, etc. is performed on Akshay Trutiya.
Akshaya Tritiya is a one day event celebrated in late April or early May. Hindus celebrate this day because, according to them, Akshaya Tritiya is the day when the great God of Wisdom, God Ganesha, started writing the epic work called “Mahabharata”.
In Jain and Hindu calendars, some days of the month are absent in counting and some days (tithi in lunar calendars) come extra, but Akshay tritiya is one day which is never "absent" from the lunar calendar.
It is believed that when the Pandavas were in exile the Lord presented them a bowl which was named Akshaya Tritiya.
That bowl was never empty and produces an unlimited amount of food on demand.
Akshaya Tritiya is a day celebrated all over India.
The most popular story regarding the celebration of Akshaya Tritiya is that Lord Karishna and Sudama were friends during their childhood. Sudama was poor and he went to Karishna to ask him for some financial help or to give him money as a gift as a friend. Sudama did not have anything else except the pouch of Poha and he felt ashamed when he gave it to Karishna as he treated Poha as a king. His poor friend was overwhelmed by the hospitality shown by the Lord Karishna that he could not ask his friend for financial support which led him to go home empty-handed. When he arrived at his home he saw that his run-down hut was converted into a palace and his family was wearing
royal attire. Sudama knew that this was the blessing of his friend Krishna who blessed him with more wealth than he needed or could ever imagine. This is why Akshaya Tritiya is associated with material gains.
It is mainly celebrated by people of Hindu and Jain religion. Akshaya Tritiya is considered auspicious day for buying gold and property.
It is one of the 3 and half Muhurats in Hindu religion. are not going to give you lecture on Akshaya Tritiya.
Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day of the birthday of Lord Parasurama. Parasurama is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
On Akshay Trutiya, a king or those who have the responsibility of taking care of the subjects, should perform ‘puja’, with gratitude and devotion, of the picture of ‘Vaibhav-Lakshmi’ with Sree Vishnu as it helps to make the subjects happy and prosperous. "We are not graced by ‘Goddess Lakshmi’ as she is the divine energy (shakti) of Sree Vishnu. How can His ‘divine energy’ come here and bless us if Sree Vishnu is not invited? Therefore, before worshiping Sree
Lakshmi in any of her forms, first invite Sree Vishnu and then invite Sree Lakshmi as the worshiper gets maximum benefit of
According to Hindu mythology, Akshay Tritiya was the day when Ganesha, the god of wisdom and obstacle removal, started writing the epic Mahabharata to Ved Vyasa’s dictation.
Akshaya Tritiya is the festival, which is considered as a Golden Day for Hindus and Jains.
The word ‘Akshaya’ means infinite and ‘Tritiya’ means third.
The word "Akshay" means the never diminishing in Samskrutam and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed. On Akshay Trutiya, Mrutika is worshiped.
Therefore the day is believed to bring good luck and success. On this day, people conduct special Puja.
Nowadays, this day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures. On the day of Akshaya Tritiya buying gold is considered auspicious.
This festival is only for Hindus and Jains, therefore not considered as a public holiday nor is celebrated anywhere else in the world.