Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Importance, Muhurat and significance of the auspicious day

Nithya Nair
On Akshaya Tritiya people buys gold as it is believed to bring more wealth and prosperity into the family.

Akshaya Tritiya which is also known as Akha Teej falls on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha during the month of Vaishaka. Hindus who consider the day auspicious buy gold on this day. It is believed that this day brings good luck and success to people’s life. People buy gold as it is believed to bring more wealth and prosperity into the family. The word Akshaya means the one that never diminishes and will be there forever.  The day is dedicated to God Vishnu because the 6h carnation of Lord Vishnu took birth as Parashurama. At times Tritiya Tithi Parashuram Jayanti falls one day ahead of the Akshaya Tritiya. Hindus offer special prayers to Goddess Laxmi and God Kuber.

Akshaya Tritiya muhurat
Akshaya Tritiya begins on April 28 at 10.29am and will end on April 29 at 6.55am. Akshaya Tritiya puja mahurat is between 10.29 am to 12.18 pm on April 28. The day is also considered auspicious for weddings in India. Couple getting married do not have to wait for mahurat or any particular time for the wedding on this day as the who day is considered shubh. It is also said that the sage, Veda Vyas, and Lord Ganesha began writing the epic Mahabharata on this day.

As per popular beliefs, it is also said that the sage, Veda Vyas, and Lord Ganesha began writing the Mahabharata on this day. The day is also called Navanna Parvam. If Akshaya Tritiya falls on a Rohini star the day is considered even more auspicious. The history of this day is also believed to have links in mythology. It is said that God of wealth and treasurer o al deities, Kubera prayed to Goddess Lakshmi on this day and was granted wealth and prosperity. People also perform daylong Kubera-Lakshmi puja on this day.