Akshaya Tritiya is the third date of Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaisakha. It is an auspicious day celebrated by Hindus and Jains in India and other countries. This day means “never-ending,” which means any good karma earned on this day never ends. That is why people focus on doing good deeds to cut the cycle of their bad karma and head toward liberation.
Also, worshipping and observing fast are common things on this day. Doing so receives people the grace of God, which makes them healthy and prosperous. Today we will talk about how you can unlock the spiritual benefits of this day.
Do’s and Don’ts on Akshaya Tritiya
Do’s are the following:
Buy Gold – Gold buying is the most common practice on this day. The practice is related to the meaning of Akshaya Tritiya, which means never-ending. So it is a belief that if you buy gold on this day, you become prosperous and wealthy that you can easily afford to buy God on every Akshaya Tritiya. Doing so ensures you good luck and fortune.
Start a New Venture – on Akshaya Tritiya, every minute and second is holy. That is why people don’t have to look for a Muhurta before beginning any auspicious work. Generally, Hindus first call an astrologer to know the auspicious time of the day. But on Akshaya Tritiya, every minute is auspicious. Hence one can start their venture any time of the day, and it is bound it flourish.
Buy vehicles – People can buy themselves gold, and similarly, they can buy vehicles. Buying vehicles shows that you are able to afford the luxury. Hence with the never-ending effect of Akshaya Tritiya, you always stay able to afford such luxuries. So if you want to buy a vehicle, buy it on this day.
Buy a New Home – Home is another luxury that not everyone is blessed with. Buying a home on Akshaya Tritiya ensures that you can always buy properties. Also, you can do the “Griha Pravesh” ceremony on this day since the day is infused with positivity and keeps every evil at bay.
Don’ts are the following:
Don’t Perform the Sacred Thread Ceremony – Do not wear any ceremony that involves wearing the sacred thread. This is particularly true in the ceremony where Hindu boys wear the sacred thread.
Don’t Break Your Fast on This Day – Akshaya Tritiya is not the day on which one should break their fast. If you want to break it, do it a few days before this event.
Rituals You Can Perform On Akshaya Tritiya
Just like there are Do’s and Don’ts, there are some rituals. You can follow them and get blessed with the spiritual power of the day.
Always start the day with decluttering and cleaning the house. You can also clean it the day before. Wake up early, take a bath, and wear clean clothes.
Next, you can head for some poojas, for which you need tulsi leaves, prasadam, and flowers.
Laxmi Puja and Vishnu Puja
Goddess Laxmi is the epitome of wealth, and Lord Vishnu is the protector of wealth. When you worship both the Goddess and the Lord together, wealth paves a way into your life and stays stable with the grace of Vishnu. Such a household always has domestic happiness and prosperity.
People also worship an ashwa or a horse. The horse represents positive energy, vitality, and authority. Worshipping a horse on this day infuses the person with all such characteristics.
An elephant is also known as Gaja since it also signifies Lord Ganesha. Worshipping an elephant reduces obstacles from your path and makes it more clear. The blessings of Ganesha stay with you and ensure your growth.
Gau Puja means worshipping the holy cow. In Hinduism, it has always been significant to worship the cow. Astrologically, they represent Venus which is loving and nurturing.
You can donate many things on Akshaya Tritiya when it comes to donation. These things can be water with betel nut, which you should give to a Brahmin only.
If you donate someone a bed, it blesses them with lifelong prosperity. Giving clothes to the needy ones also eases your life. Donating sandalwood keeps you away from misfortunes such as accidents.
Coconut, buttermilk, slippers, curd rice are other things you can donate on Akshaya Tritiya.