Akshaya Tritiya

           Akshaya Tritiya is one of the important festivals celebrated throughout India on the third day of Vaishakha month i.e., Vaishakha Sukla Tadiya is considered as Akshaya Tritiya. Vaishakha Masam itself is very favorable and pious for spiritual sadhanas. The word ‘Akshaya’ is derived from Sanskrit, which means without any deterioration, there was no worsening of the good deeds which were done on this auspicious day.

Worshipping deities Lakshmi Narayana is considered prosperous (subham) for their entire life. And the day is believed to bring good luck and success.  Japam, tapas, Pitru tarpan, and Homam have done on this day give infinite results. On this auspicious day, seeds are sown, bhumi puja is performed and trees are planted. At some places, drinking water is provided to people. Udaka Kumbh (Pot with water) and new clothes have to be donated to the priests and til tarpan for ancestors, a pair of chappals, an umbrella is donated to the poor.

Akshayatrutiya

According to Hindu Scriptures on this day KrutaYuga(Satya Yugam) begins.

Sacred River Ganga descended from heaven to earth for the tapas of Bhagiratha.

Parasurama Jayanti is also celebrated on this day, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Jamadagya mahaviraa Kshyatriyantakara prabho                     guharagyam maya dattam krupaya parameshwara

                    – by reciting this mantra give Arghyam to Parasurama rishi at Pradosha time.

Holy shrines Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri reopens on this auspicious day, Char Dham yatra begins.

At Simhachala Kshetram located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh one can go to see Nijarupa Darshanam of Varahanrusimha Swamy, actually, the deity was covered with Chandan on remaining days, fresh Chandan is applied to deity by removing the previous Chandan on this day.

Chandan Utsavam celebrated in Odissa and the building of chariots for Subadra, Balram, and Sri Krishna starts from this day.

Ekaroti trutiyayaam krishnam Chandana bhushitam   |             Vaishakhasya site pakshe sayaat Achyuta mandiram  ||

Meaning: The devotee who apply Chandanam to Sri Krishna with adoration on Vaishakha Sukla Tritiya, reaches the abode of Lord Vishnu i.e., Vaikuntam.

In Chandi Saptashati and Navashati, it is said that the night of Akshaya Tritiya is called Daruna Ratri.

Kaala Ratri hi Maha Ratri hi Moha Ratrischa Daruna.

Worshipping Jagadamba with Lalita Sahasranam or Sri Vidya Upasana entire this night for Akshaya fruitions will lead to spiritual progress.

The occurrence of Akshaya Tritiya on 18/04/2018 this Vilambi year is considered to be very auspicious because of the Uchha Sthiti of both Sun and Moon with Kritika and Rohini Nakshatras and moreover, it commences on Wednesday.  It is said that the occurrence of Akshaya Tritiya on Monday or Wednesday is very auspicious.

Wholeheartedly I pray this Akshaya Tritiya brings Shanti and Aishwarya to our entire nation.

 

Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu
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