Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akshaya Trutiya or Akha Teej. It is a Hindu festival which falls on the Lunar day of Shukla Paksha of the Indian month of Vaisakha. The festival is considered to be one of the most auspicious days for Hindus. Akshaya Tritiya is a Sanskrit word, where ‘Akshaya’ stands for ‘eternal, the never diminishing sense of happiness, success and joy’ and ‘Tritiya’ stands for ‘third’.
On this day, most people purchase Gold — it is believed that buying Gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth in the coming future.
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Date
Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. This year the festival falls on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Auspicious timings
According to Drinkpanchang, Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat is from 05:38 to 12:18 (Duration – 06 Hours 40 Mins).
Tritiya tithi begins on May 14, 2021, at 05:38
Tritiya tithi ends on May 15, 2021, at 07:59
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Gold purchase timings
Akshaya Tritiya Gold Purchase timings begin at 05:38 on May 14, 2021, and ends at 05:30 on May 15, 2021. (Duration: 23 Hours 52 Mins)
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Significance
On this day, devotees get up early in the morning and after taking a bath, perform puja. They offer yellow clothes to Lord Vishnu with incense sticks, sandalwood paste, basil leaves and flowers.
Further, they recite texts related to Vishnu like Vishnu Sahasranama, Vishnu Chalisa. A special bhog is offered to Lord Vishnu. At the end of the puja, devotees sing aarti and make donations to the needy people.
As per Hindu mythology, Treta Yuga began on Akshaya Tritiya day. Usually, Akshaya Tritiya and the birthday anniversary of Parashurama Jayanti (6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu) falls on the same. However, sometimes depending on Tithi Parashurama Jayanti might fall one day before Akshaya Tritiya day.
Wish you all a wonderful and auspicious Akshay Tritiya. May it bring all the joy, happiness and prosperity in your life!