One of the most iconic celebrations of Hindus is Akshaya Tritiya, the symbol of growth, prosperity, and happiness. It is celebrated on 26th April 2020. Since it is the symbol of a new beginning, many people would conduct marriages on that day. It is believed that the couple who are getting married on this day would be blessed with eternal prosperity and good intimacy.
Sade-Teen Muhurat is an auspicious time and is one among the three auspicious lunar days, which coincides with Akshaya Tritiya. This day is highly propitious to start anything new, where people choose this day to start their business. The three days, which gains a lot of reverence is Gudi Padwa, Vijaya Dashami, and Akshaya Tritiya. The first half tithi of Kartik Shukla Pratipada is considered favorable for half-day, so many people consider doing positive things on this day too. Since the entire day is auspicious, there is no necessity to look for an auspicious time on these days.
Legend of Akshaya Tritiya:
There are several references for marriages taking place on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. According to the legends, the celestial marriage took place on the day of Akshaya Tritiya 2020 between Goddess Madhura married God Sundaresha, who was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Thus, many people would like to follow the same pattern and get married on that auspicious day.
Position of the Sun and the Moon:
On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, both the Sun and the Moon are in their most radiant phase at the exalted position. This is not so common and is regarded as highly beneficial astrologically.
Rituals for Delayed Marriage:
Many people, facing delays in the marriage choose the day of Akshaya Tritiya. An astrologer would suggest various remedial rituals, which are called Parihara Puja to be performed before the commencement of the marriage. It is important to donate a mud pot to a Lord Shiva temple and perform “Rudrabhishek” for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The ritual starts by holding the coconut in the hands and praying the favorite deity in mind. The Prohit or the Godman, would tell the gotra and make the couple ambulate the holy banyan tree for seven times. The coconut should then be left beneath the tree, which symbolizes the obstacles that are gotten rid of a person.
Marriages between Mismatched Horoscopes:
The demand for performing marriages on this special day of Akshaya Tritiya has gained a lot of significance over the years, and the tithi of Akshaya Tritiya witnesses several marriages. As there the entire day is auspicious, there is no necessity to look for the particular auspicious time. Almost all the wedding halls, marriage vendors and other professionals related to the wedding are pre-booked.
It is believed that even if the horoscopes didn’t match, getting married on Akshaya Tritiya would nullify the negative impacts, and bless the couples with love, happiness, and good fortune. Many people would opt for this day to have their wedding, and enjoy a day full of bliss. It is important to note that, the couples Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, got married on Akshaya Tritiya in 2007.