Akshaya Tritiya: Celebrating Auspicious Beginnings

9th May 2024: Akshaya Trutia is the holy festival celebrated among the Hindus and Jains around the world, a festival brimming with significance and promise. This year, Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, falls on May 10th, heralding a day of auspicious beginnings and timeless blessings.

Akshaya Tritiya derives its name from two Sanskrit words: “Akshaya,” meaning eternal, and “Tritiya,” signifying the third day of the bright half of the lunar month. It is believed that on this day, any activity embarked upon yields unending prosperity and fortune. With the puja muhurat commencing at 4:17 am on May 10th and concluding at 2:50 am on May 11th, devotees eagerly anticipate the opportunity to partake in sacred rituals and ceremonies.


Central to the celebration of Akshaya Tritiya is the belief in initiating new ventures and embracing fresh beginnings. From purchasing gold and silver to embarking on marriages, engagements, and job endeavours. On this day farmers also prepare their fields, till the soil and nurture the earth, diligently with the blessings of the divine, sow the seeds of various crops. This day holds immense significance for those seeking to chart new paths and invite prosperity into their lives.

Throughout India, Akshaya Tritiya is commemorated with fervour and joy. Homes are decorated with vibrant colours, traditional sweets are prepared with love and care, and the air is filled with anticipation. The act of buying gold and silver during this time is not merely a material transaction but a symbolic gesture of faith in the universe.

Akshaya Tritiya is the reverence for Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi, the divine embodiments of wealth and prosperity. Devotees offer prayers and seek blessings for abundance and success in their endeavours. Acts of charity and donation take precedence on this sacred day, as individuals extend a helping hand to the less fortunate, setting up food stalls to feed the hungry and providing assistance to those in need.

In this divine timing, Akshaya Tritiya also marks the opening of the doors of Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Kedarnath, further amplifying the auspiciousness of the occasion. Pilgrims embark on spiritual journeys, seeking solace and blessings from the sacred sites, reinforcing their faith and devotion.

May this auspicious day usher in a wave of prosperity, joy, and fulfilment in our lives, paving the way for endless blessings and opportunities on our journey ahead.

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