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Akshaya Tritiya 2017

Good Time

08:02 AM to 09:43 AM

Poision Time (Rahu Kalam)

11:25 AM to 01:07 PM

Danger Time (Yamagandam)

04:31 PM to 06:13 PM

TIME ZONE

AUSPICIOUS TIME TO BUY GOLD

IST (India Standard Time) - 28th April 2017

1:09 pm - 3:11 pm

PT (North American Pacific Time) - 28th April 2017

1:53 pm - 4:05 pm

ET (North American Eastern Time) - 28th April 2017

2:02 pm- 3:11 pm
4:39 pm - 5:28 pm

SST (Singapore Standard Time) - 29th April 2017

11:41 am - 1:02 pm

Akshaya Tritiya Muhurat

Tithi Begins = 00:59:08 on 28-Apr-2017

Tithi Ends = 21:25:53 on 28-Apr-2017

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third lunar day in the waxing Moon phase of the month April-May, (Vaisakhi in Sanskrit and Vaikasi in Tamil). The word “Akshaya” means non-depleting or never-diminishing and Tritiya means the 3rd Moon phase. So, this is the day to start new project, sign new deals, initiate an auspicious activity and align your thoughts to manifest abundance.

Akshaya Tritiya

Importance of Akshaya Tritiya

The day falls during an important celestial event: Both the Sun and the Moon will be in the exalted position. The Sun will be in the zodiac sign Aries, and the Moon will be in the zodiac sign Taurus. In Vedic astrology, Sun is the King and Moon is the Queen of the planets and they represent our soul and mind respectively. On Akshaya Tritiya day, they both are in the best of their celestial positions. When a planet is said to be exalted, it is meant to shower the best of its blessings.

The day falls during an important celestial event: Both the Sun and the Moon will be in the exalted position. The Sun will be in the zodiac sign Aries, and the Moon will be in the zodiac sign Taurus. In Vedic astrology, Sun is the King and Moon is the Queen of the planets and they represent our soul and mind respectively. On Akshaya Tritiya day, they both are in the best of their celestial positions. When a planet is said to be exalted, it is meant to shower the best of its blessings.

This 24-hour window of Akshaya Tritiya carries a special energy to manifest your deep desires. So, the great rishis of Ancient India recommended awakening the consciousness for material and spiritual prosperity and manifesting your desires.

How to observe Akshaya Tritiya?

Akshaya Tritiya celebrated for both spiritual as well as material growth is observed at home starting with Lord Ganesha Pooja and Lakshmi Pooja. There is also a practice to invoke the blessing of Kubera (banker of Heaven) and archetype Sathyanarayana, who is benevolent form of Vishnu.

On this day, it is a practice to spiritually invoke the divine energies for royalty, vigor, magnanimity, love and abundance. One such Pooja is the Gaja Pooja (elephant worship), Ashwa Pooja (horse worship) and Go Pooja (cow worship) to acknowledge the great energies that these different beings hold.

Buying gold or assets is practiced on this day as it is an ideal day to multiply wealth. Buying precious metals like gold, silver and so on are considered gestures of embracing prosperity thinking. It is the day for making new investments or for starting new ventures. Donating to the poor and needy is also considered auspicious.

Mythology of Akshaya Tritiya

The five brothers known as Pandavas in the great Indian epic Mahabharata, had received the Akshaya Patra from Lord Krishna on this day. This Akshaya vessel provided unlimited food for Pandavas during their days of exile in the forest.

Sudama, a childhood friend of Lord Krishna visited him at his palace in Dwarka on Akshaya Tritiya with the hope of reducing his poverty with the help of Krishna. However, he could only afford to carry some rice flakes for Krishna that he eventually shared with his friend. They were so happy to meet after a long time that Sudama could not bring himself to ask for any riches from Krishna. He returned empty handed. But when he reached home, he found that all signs of poverty had vanished and he became rich overnight.

Goddess Annapoorna appeared on this day to distribute rice and food grains to people, so that they are never left hungry.

It is believed that it is on Akshaya Tritiya day river Ganga came from heaven to earth to quench the thirst and make mother earth more fertile.

The avatar of Vishnu, Parasuram, who was born to rescue the common people from injustice of the ruling class and the rich, was born on this day.

Related Links:

http://www.astroved.com/us/specials/akshaya-tritiya
http://www.astroved.com/articles/significance-of-akshaya-tritiya
http://www.astroved.com/articles/akshaya-tritiya-legends
http://www.astroved.com/blogs/ten-things-donate-akshaya-tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya