Akshaya Tritiya 2016
9th May 2016 (Monday)
Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most highly auspicious day holy day in Hindu caledar. It is considered a day for charity and new beginnings. Good deeds and offerings made on this day never go to waste. It is believed that anything good done on this day lasts forever and forever. People make special purchases on this day, start new ventures, get married etc. ‘Akshay’ means eternal and ‘Tritiya’ stands for the third.
It falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha (around march-April) month. Akshaya Tritiya falling on a Rohini Nakshatra day with Wednesday is considered very auspicious.
Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. Most people purchase Gold on this day as it is believed that buying Gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth in coming future. Being Akshaya day it is believed that Gold, bought on this day, will never diminish and would continue to grow or appreciate.
In Akshaya Tritiya the more benefits of doing any Jap, Yagya, Pitra-Tarpan, Dan-Punya on this day never diminish and remain with the person forever.
Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by God Vishnu who is the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity. According to Hindu mythology Treta Yuga began on Akshaya Tritiya day. Usually Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, birthday anniversary of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, falls on the same day but depending on staring time of Tritiya Tithi Parashurama Jayanti might fall one day before Akshaya Tritiya day.
Vedic astrologers also consider Askshay Tritiya an auspicious day free from all malefic effects. As per Hindu Electional Astrology three lunar days, Yugadi, Akshaya Tritiya and Vijay Dashami don’t need any Muhurta to start or perform any auspicious work as these three days are free from all malefic effects.
The common belief is that:
.Do charity on this day, you will conquer the pain of death.
.Help the poor and down-trodden, you will be blessed in your next birth.
.Give clothes to poor people, you will get over diseases.
.Give fruits, you will get higher position in life.
.Give curd, butter milk, etc, you will progress in studies.
.Give grains, you will not die untimely.
.Perform ” Deva tharpanam”, you will get rid of poverty.
.Give curd rice, you will get over your negative deeds and you will progress in life