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Akshaya Tritiya 2016: Things you MUST DO today

Mumbai: Unlike the popular belief that inspires people to invest in gold, Akshaya Tritiya is actually a day to share or donate food with the poor and the needy and helping those who are less privileged than us.It is not mandatory to buy gold today. A good deed like donating clothes or feeding the poor will serve the purpose and help you observe the symbolic day in the most sacred way.

Here’s taking a look at what one needs to do on this auspicious day:

Akshaya Tritiya 2016: Tithi, timings, vidhi

  • Akshaya falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakha according to the Hindu Lunar calendar.

    Legends associated with Akshaya Tritiya

    There are a number of legends associated with this Hindu festival.
    Here’s taking a look at some of them:
    Lord Kubera (the treasurer and God of wealth) is believed to have got his lost fortune back.
    On this day, Sudama was blessed with abundance of wealth by his dear friend Lord Krishna.
    Goddess Annapurna is believed to have been born on this day.
    It is also believed to be the birth date of Parashuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
    Ved Vyasa is believed to have started penning the Mahabharata on this day.


    Akshaya Tritiya Tithi

    The Akshaya Tritiya tithi begins on May 8, Sunday at 5:51PM and ends on the following day (Monday) at 2:52 PM.

    Akshaya Tritiya Puja timings

    The Puja can be performed between 5:38 AM and 12:17 PM on Monday, May 9.

    Puja Vidhi

    You can offer your prayers o Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi or Kuber and his co-custodian of treasure - Lakshmi - on this day.

    Use a wooden platform and spread a yellow or red coloured cloth on it. Now respectfully place an idol of Lakshmi and Narayan or Lakshmi and Kubera on the platform. Make sure, Lakshmi is to be placed to Vishnu’s left and to the right of Kubera.

    Light an earthen or silver lamp with ghee or oil and a few incense sticks.

    Invite the God and the Goddess o accept your offerings and prayers.

    Apply haldi, kumkum and chandan and put akshat.

    Offer fruits, paan supari and water to the Gods.

    Pray to the God and Goddess for blessing you with good health, wealth and happiness.

    Now perform the aarti by ringing the bell and conclude the puja.

  • courtesy:Znews





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