Things You Need To Know About Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Popularly known as the Akha Teej, this festival is celebrated on the third tithi of Vaishakha month. This year it will be celebrated in the month of April on 20th. Before Akshaya Tritiya comes and you think about different Akshaya Tritiya gift ideas which you could send to your loved ones, make yourself aware of few important things associated with this festival and make this festival a happy one.
Hindus believe that on this auspicious day, Vyasa started writing the epic Mahabharata. According to Hindu mythology, this is also the day when the river Ganges, the most sacred river in the country, descended to earth from heaven. Thus this day is considered as very auspicious and start of the famous epic.
According to the Jain community, this day commemorates the end of Tirthankara Rishabha year-long fast, by drinking sugarcane juice. Rishabhanatha also Rishabhadeva, is the first Tirthankara of the present half cycle of time in Jainism. The word Tirthankara signifies the founder of a tirtha which means a fordable passage across a sea. Send gift to India to your lovely friends on this day.
Traditionally, buying gold on this day is considered auspicious. Buying a car on Akshaya Tritiya is said to assure one of no accidents. Plus, this is also believed to be a good day to start any new venture. Millions of Indians purchase gold on Akshaya Tritiya, as investing in gold on this day heralds the start of a new beginning. Investments done on this day are believed to bring prosperity, and gold which is viewed as an ideal investment in the country, is purchased across the length and breadth of India. Apart from the auspicious aspect of purchasing gold, its utility and reputation of being a great investment increase demand on this day.
In Sanskrit, the word Akshaya means 'the never diminishing'. The day is thought to bring good luck and success. Lakshmi Puja and Kuber Puja are performed on this day as Lakshmi is believed to bring on wealth and Kuber is said as the treasurer of wealth and he is believed to safeguard your wealth. Thus people especially jewellery dealers perform these pujas on this day. Send gifts to India to your family and friends on this day as it is considered as a sign of love and respect.
On this day, many people also observe a fast and perform various pujas. Akshaya Tritiya is also considered an occasion for weddings, especially those conducted in mass ceremonies. Mass weddings usually happen amongst the lower sections of the society and this day is considered as the auspicious day to start a new life.
Sending gifts to India on Akshaya Tritiya has always been the norm and trend on Akshaya Tritiya. So why should you miss this opportunity and instead you should send them sweets, gold and silver as gifts on this auspicious occasion.