In this episode, Sriram, the host of Chants of India podcast, explains the stories associated with the festival of Akshaya Tritiya. To mark this festival, we published this episode on Baalgatha Podcast as well. Hope you like this narration!
Listen to Why we celebrate the festival of Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya or Akshay Tritiya festival falls in the months of April and May. Sun and Moon are said to be at their best during this festival, which is also known as Akha Teej.
It is said that the river Ganga descended from Heaven to Earth on this day. Kuber was blessed by Goddess Lakshmi and he was made treasurer of the Gods.
In Jainism- Lord Adinath (first Tirthankar’s) celebration occurs on this day.
Rituals Associated with Akshaya Tritiya
Devotees of Lord Vishnu Fast on this day, and distribute rice, salt, clothes, etc to the needs. Tulasi water is sprinkled all around the house. In Eastern India- this day is celebrated as the first day of ploughing (Hala Khata).
Buying of gold is one of the major features of this day. Weddings, long journeys new business ventures are started on this day.
Akshay Tritiya wishes from gaatha story! अक्षय तृतीया याने अखा तीज की शुभकामनाएँ । अक्षय तृतिएचया शुभेच्छा!
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