Akshaya Tritiya is synonymous with auspiciousness. The word 'Akshaya' can be translated as something that can never be destroyed. The word 'Tritiya' refers to the day it is celebrated on. Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the bright fortnight in the month of Vishakha. According to the Gregorian month, it usually falls during the month of March or April. This year, it falls on the 28th of April.
Akshaya Tritiya is the favourite day to buy gold and other jewellery. Gold is often seen as a representative of Goddess Maha Lakshmi. Bringing home new gold is considered same as welcoming Goddess Maha Lakashmi into your home.
The day is also seen to be the most suitable to begin with new businesses and other ventures. It is believed that something that has its 'Shubharaambh' or beginning on this day is sure to find success. Weddings are also popular on the Akshaya Tritiya day. A couple that gets married on this day will definitely flourish and will find marital bliss.
Many people use this day to perform various poojas, yagnyas and havans. It is said that the auspiciousness of this day will make sure that you are not ignored by the gods.
You shall receive the returns and results that you deserve that too tenfold. The legend has it that King Bhagirata performed poojas, yagnyas and penance on this day to bring Goddess Ganga to the earth realm as a mighty river. He was successful and it was on this day that Goddess Ganga flowed on earth. No good Karma done on this day shall go unrewarded.
There are many poojas that you may perform on the Akshaya Tritiya day. You must select a pooja that can fulfill your desires and needs. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of poojas that are done on the Akshaya Tritiya day. Go through them and preform a pooja that will bring you all that your heart desires.
If you are going to get married, choose this day to get engaged or married. Perform the engagement pooja or get it done by a priest to bless your union and bond with happiness and prosperity.
Gaja Pooja or Gaja Dhanakarshana Pooja is the pooja where elephants are worshipped. An elephant represents Lord Ganesha, who removes all obstacles in the path of life. The elephant to be worshipped is cleaned and decorated. Then, the Gaja Pooja commences. This pooja creates affluence in your life with the grace of Lord Ganesha.
Goddess Lakshmi is the giver of prosperity and wealth. Performing Lakshmi pooja makes sure that your house has an endless flow of happiness, wealth and prosperity throughout the year.
Maha Vishnu Pooja
Lord Maha Vishnu is the one that presides over the day of Akshaya Tritiya. It is said that Lord Parashuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu, was born on an Akshaya Tritiya day. Lord Maha Vishu is also the spouse of Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore, pleasing Lord Maha Vishnu will indirectly attract the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi too.
Lord Kubera is the treasurer of the heaven. He is perhaps the richest among all the Gods and heavenly beings. It is said that the King of Yakshas, Kubera, prayed to Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. As a result, he was blessed with his position and endless riches. Pray to Lord Kubera to receive blessings of wealth and prosperity. Kubera pooja is often performed along with Lakshmi pooja.
Gou pooja is the pooja performed in honour of the cows. Gou Mata is the symbol of prosperity. It provides us with a lot of riches, like milk and its products. Even the refuse of cows is considered holy. Gou mutra is an important ingredient in Panchagavya and it is believed to have medicinal properties. Cows are also representatives of the planet Venus. Performing pooja for cows will fill your life with love. It is an important pooja to be performed by couples who are facing difficulties in their marital life.
Ashwa means horse. Ashwa pooja is basically a pooja performed for the horses. Horses are representatives of the planet Mars. People who suffer from agitation, wandering minds and anger issues may be under the influence of the planet Mars. Perform Ashwa pooja to gain a peaceful and happy state of mind.
Griha Pravesh Pooja
It is a common practice among the Hindu community to perform a Griha Pravesh pooja before starting their lives in a new home. Akshaya Tritiya is the most auspicious day to perform poojas that mark the start of something new. If you are about to shift into a new home, consider the Akshaya Tritiya day to perform the Griha Pravesh pooja. This will ensure happiness and prosperity in your lives as you dwell in the house.