Akshaya Tritiya is a highly auspicious day that represents the everlasting nature of wealth and prosperity. It is a time to initiate new beginnings, seek blessings for a prosperous life, and express gratitude for one’s blessings.

The word ‘Akshaya’ means ‘eternal’ or ‘never diminishing’, and ‘Tritiya’ means ‘the third lunar day’. The combination of these two words represents the everlasting nature of wealth and prosperity that is believed to be bestowed upon those who observe this day with devotion and purity of heart.

According to Vedic astrology, the Sun and the Moon are believed to be exalted on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. The Sun is exalted in the sign of Aries, while the Moon is exalted in the sign of Taurus. Any good deed or auspicious activity done on this day is considered to bring manifold blessings, long-lasting benefits and rewards.

On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, there are no malefic effects of planets in transit, making it an auspicious day throughout. Therefore, one does not need to seek any specific time to initiate auspicious activities on this day.

It is believed that the benefits of doing any Japa (mantra chanting), Yagya (Homas), Tarpan (Honoring your ancestors), Daan (donation) on this day will never diminish.

Akshaya Tritiya Timings – 2024

New York Timings – 10 May, 2024
Tritiya Tithi Begins – 18:47 on May 09, 2024
Tritiya Tithi Ends – 17:20 on May 10, 2024

New Delhi Timings – 10 May, 2024
Tritiya Tithi Begins – 04:17 on May 10, 2024
Tritiya Tithi Ends – 02:50 on May 11, 2024

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Akshaya Tritiya Rituals

  1. Honoring the Sun on Akshaya Tritiya brings invincible victory. You can do so by reciting the mantra. – Om Ghrini Dhatr Aditya or by listening to the Aditya Hrudayam Stotram.
  2. Akshaya Tritiya is a day to start new projects and ventures, as any seed planted on this day is believed to grow infinitely.
  3. Listen to or Meditate on Kanakadhara Stotram by Adi Shankaracharya during Venus hora.
  4. Donating to your favorite cause on Akshaya Tritiya is considered extremely auspicious. It is believed to be the single most powerful day for charitable acts.
  5. Chant Aum Namo Bhagavate Ramachandraya 108 times to honor the exalted Sun.
  6. Chant Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya 108 times to honor the exalted Moon.
  7. To honor the divinity all around you, light a lamp during sunset.
  8. Make a resolution to relinquish bad habits and embrace good habits.
  9. Goddess Gauri is the devata associated with tritiya tithi (3rd lunar day) so you can worship her with the mantra “Sarva Mangala Maangalye, Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike| Sharanye Tryambake Gaurii, Naaraayanii Namostute||
  10. To perform the wish-fulfilling ritual, begin by writing down all your desires and wishes on a sheet of paper. Then, place the paper in front of Goddess Lakshmi or at your altar. Next, light a lamp and bow down in the South East direction, chanting the mantra “Om Mahalakshmaye Namah” three times. As you bow down, offer all your desires and wishes to the divine who guards the South East direction.

Why is Akshaya Tritiya So Special?

🌟 May 10th, 2024 is Akshaya Tritiya – The most auspicious day for new beginnings! Discover why it’s incredibly powerful 🌟

  1. 📜 On Akshaya Tritiya, Sage Veda Vyasa began reciting the epic Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha.
  2. 🌊 On Akshaya Tritiya, the sacred Ganga descended to Earth.
  3. 🌟 On Akshaya Tritiya, Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu connected to Venus, was born.
  4. 🍚 On Akshaya Tritiya, Goddess Annapoorna devi (Goddess of food) was born.
  5. 💸 On Akshaya Tritiya, Kubera received his wealth, power, and property by praying to Lord Shiva at Shivapuram.
  6. 🍲 On Akshaya Tritiya, in the Mahabharata, King Yudhishthira receives the Akshaya Patra (magical vessel which holds a never-ending supply of food) from Lord Surya.
  7. 👑 On Akshaya Tritiya, Sudama, Krishna’s humble friend, visited Him with only puffed rice as a gift. Despite his poverty, Sudama spoke not of his hardships. Upon returning, he found his humble hut transformed into a palace.
  8. 🙏 On Akshaya Tritiya, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya recited the Kanaka Dhara Stotram.
  9. ☀️🌕 On Akshaya Tritiya, the luminaries are strongest: Sun and Moon are exalted!

Significance of Kanaka Dhara Stotram

One day, as a young boy, he was begging for alms to prepare his lunch and he went to the house of a very poor Brahmin lady to beg. The lady was upset because there was nothing edible in the house. After searching the house once again she found one amla (Amalaki, gooseberry) fruit.

She hesitantly offered it to Shankara. He was moved after seeing the plight of the woman and sang 21 hymns praising Goddess Lakshmi. The Goddess was so pleased that she appeared before him and asked him why he has remembered her.

He asked the Goddess to grant riches to the poor woman. The Goddess first refused to do so because the lady had not done any work for charity in her previous birth and it is not possible to change one’s fate. Shankara told the Goddess that she is the only one who is capable of changing the fate of someone by erasing or changing the writings of the future made by Lord Brahma.

The Goddess was so pleased that she instantly showered the Brahmin lady’s house with goose berries made of pure gold.

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