AKSHAY TRITIYA -AT A GLANCE
16 FACTS;- 1-What is Akshay Tritiya?
03 POINTS;- 1-The second of Hindu year, Vaishakh’s Shukla Paksha’s third date is called Akshay Tritiya. It is a major festival of Sanatan Dharma.The Sun represents the Male energy and the Moon represents the female energy. let us see just one example of the many of both energies impact on us. When you are in “Thinking Mood” there is influence of Moon energy and When you take any “Action” you are being influenced by the Sun energy. 2-It is great to have a combination of both energies for Growth and Success. At Akshaya Tritiya both Sun and Moon are simultaneously at their peak of brightness, which happens only once a year.Akshaya Tritiya has a very rare celestial combination, because of which a “sacred energy field of a higher dimension and power” gets created. 3-Think in a 360 degree perspective about your project or any venture which you wish to start but surely take the First Action (it may be small and symbolic also) on on this auspicious day for success. 2-Which mythological beliefs make Akshaya Tritiya auspicious? According to the scriptures, Vaishakh month is the period of devotion to Vishnu. On Akshay Tritiya of this month only, Lord Vishnu’s avatars Narayan, Haygriv and Parshuram were born. This is why on this day Parshuram Jayanti and Narayan Jayanti are celebrated. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi too on this day is considered lucky.. 3-Which day and constellation are auspicious for Akshaya Tritiya? Combination of Monday and Rohini Nakshatra are auspicious. 4-What time was Parshuram born on Akshay Tritiya? In Pradosh Kal (a time after sun set and beore night), Parshuram was born. 5-What should be donated on Akshay Tritiya? Barley, wheat, gram, Sattu, yogurt, rice, sugarcane juice, milk, milk solids, sweets, gold vase filled with water, cereal, juice and all summer foods are donated.Additionally, if you donate food, money or material goods to those in need on Akshaya Tritiya, the merit (divine blessings) you receive is multiplied many times over. 6-Why Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya is called Akshay Tritiya? According to shastras, bath, havan, jap and other work done along with these on this day are Akshay, this means that works done on this day become successful. That is why this day is said to be auspicious. 7-Never Diminishing or Ever Growing Power of AKSHAYA TRITIYA;--
02 POINTS;- 1-Akshaya Tritiya is a day which generates Never Diminishing Power. Whatever you think keeps Expanding. It is called as a Seed Principle. A single seed has the potential of the infinity. The seed has a program which is invisible, the whole existence acts on this small seed and pulls out the hidden potential. 2-Like the seed, we all have thoughts. On Auspicious occasions the whole Universe acts on these Thoughts which are invisible, and brings out the materialization which creates a new reality.One of the examples is the famous “Akshaya Patram”, as mentioned in the Puranas, a vessel that keeps producing in Food as demanded in an unlimited way. On Akshaya Tritiya the whole existence is the “Akshaya Patram”, manifesting abundance and the Unlimited. 8-:Legends Associated with the day- There are mainly four significant legends associated with Akshaya Tritiya. They are as follows- 8-1-. This day is observed as the birthday of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu. 8-2. According to another legend, during the time of the Mahabharata when the Pandavas were in exile, Lord Krishna, on this day, presented them an ‘Akshaya Patra’ a vessel which would produce an unlimited supply of food on demand. 8-3. This day marks the beginning of “Satayug - the Golden age” as mentioned in the Vedas. 8-4. The last is the popular legend of Krishna and his childhood friend Sudama who visits him to ask him for financial help.Sudama visited Lord Krishna on this day. As the story goes, Sudama offers Krishna a handful of beaten rice “Poha”. When Sudama reaches home he is astonished that his poor hut has been transformed into a Palace. Without asking, Krishna showers his family with unlimited riches. 8-5-Veda Vyasa started depicting epic Mahabharta to Lord Ganesha on this day. 8-6-At Puri Jagannath temple Candanotsavam is performed for Lord Jagannath. 8-7-Orrisa Construction of Chariots for Rath Yatra start beginning on this day 9-Birth of Great Souls:-- People born under this auspicious period are destined to be great souls. They would be spiritually blessed and attain great fame. They would shine very powerfully and create great impact for the world. Some great souls born are: Adi Shankara, Ramaujacharya, and Lord Buddha. 10-How to get the best out of this Akshaya Tritiya:-
05 POINTS;- 1-Start a new venture;- Akshaya means never ending or that which never diminishes. The whole day is auspicious and you can choose to start any good venture or project. The amazing wave of consciousness and the celestial alignments will bless you .. 2-Meditate and expand your consciousness- Meditate and exhibit a quality of yours which you want to multiply and expand. Be in a high vibration state and enable all of this to expand effortlessly.. 3-Akshaya Tritiya is a Sanskrit word for a very special 3rd moon. A Moon that gives you the mindset that will only allow growth and does not allow loss. Business people in India were the first to respond to Akshaya Tritiya, because they always want their business to grow and grow and never loss. 4-Stop Postponing and Take Action Now- Many of us unfortunately keep postponing good decisions that will take us ahead in life. . A good beginning is more than half the work completed and creates a good end. Remember all your positive Actions are rewarded.... 5-Welcome Goddess Mahalakshmi and Kubera home.... Kubera the custodian of wealth was blessed with Mahalakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Hence Kubera has an inexhaustible supply, his money never decreases. This is a day of celebration for both Godess Mahalakshmi as well as lord Kubera. Welcome them to your home.- 11- What is Astrospeak?-
03 POINTS;- 1-In Vedic Astrology, the 27 constellations (also known as Nakshatras), are the medium through which we understand the influence of stars on our life. The term “Nakshatra,” translates into Star Map. The Nakshatra aligned with our natal Moon at birth gives insight into our personality. According to ancient Indian seers, Nakshatras is where our Karmas are stored and it is the Nakshatras in turn that dispense our Karmas at an appointed time. 2-Astrologically, the Moon governs our Mind and Emotions. We experience the influence of the Moon every moment of the day on earth. All water bodies like; oceans, lakes, ponds, and even the water in our body is governed by Moon. Imagine the mind as a lake; when it is clear and still, you can see deeply, your intuitive powers are at their strongest and you can use this mind-state to resolve issues with utmost clarity.. 3-Break Your Karma on Ganesha’s 4th Moon 4th Moons are associated with Lord Ganesha who is known for removing Obstacles both Seen and Unseen. Smashing a coconut is an ancient sacrificial ritual. Nothing changes without sacrifice and smashing a coconut on a 4th Moon is equivalent to sacrificing all that you have. The coconut has the power to absorb negative vibrations; like evil eye, curses, negativity and bad karma. When the coconut is smashed the obstacles are destroyed. 12-Akshaya Tritiya: As Grand Gaja (elephant) Pooja;-
03 POINTS;- 1-Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated in a true grand fashion, just like the Kings and Queens in Ancient times. There are Gajas (elephants), ashwas (horses) and cows. They are being honored. These incredible animals symbolize kingliness, authority, magnanimity, energy, compassion and abundance. Elephant Pooja: Jupiter is the ruling planet of this magnificent animal. The elephant is a symbol of respect, honor, magnanimity and power.
2-First the elephant is bathed, then dressed and decorated, offered light, incense, flowers and food while Vedic priests voice the appropriate mantras and chants. This invokes the blessings of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed God who removes all obstacles. 3-Horse Pooja: The horse is first bathed, decorated and dressed and then offerings are made. . The horse is a symbol for the Sun that represents Royalty, Wealth & Strength. Cow Pooja: The cow and her calf are first bathed, dressed and decorated and then only the pooja is offered. The cow is the symbol of love and ever giving and symbolic of the Planet Venus. 13-Tarpan to Deities and ancestors ;-
02 POINTS;- 1-This day is marked with increased spiritual purity in native by 60-70%. On other hand one can experience 30-40% distress due to departed ancestral souls.Til Tarpan mean offering sesame and water to deities as well as to ancestors. Sesame is known to negate negative energy and is a symbol of sattvikta.
2-Water is symbol of pure spiritual emotion. Thus, by offering tarpan native surrender before deity with gratitude. Human beings owe debt to ancestors. Hence by offering trapan to them on this day one is repaying the debt to ancestors. As a result the native is blessed in his spiritual progress and obstacles in various spheres of his personal life are removed. 14-Worshipping Mother Earth;- On this day to seek everlasting blessings Goddess Mother Earth (Mrutika Devi) is worshiped. It is believed that Mother earth blesses the devotees with food grains (Dhaanyalakshmi), wealth (Dhanalakshmi) and Prosperity (Vaibhavlakshmi). 15-The planting of trees;- It is believed that trees planted on this auspicious day blossom with abundant fruits. Similarly Ayurvedic medicinal herbs, planted on this auspicious day survive forever and one do not face any shortage of medicinal herbs. 16-Puja’s -performed on this day;-
02 POINTS;- 1-The ancient seers reveal that prayers on this day will pave a road for riches both materially and spiritually. The ruler of this day is Lord Vishnu. Further, On this very day, Deity Hayagriv, Deity Narayan as well as Deity Parshuram descended on Earth. To mark the occasion, puja’s and offerings to Goddess Vaibhav Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna are performed. 2-As per Lakshmi Tantrum, Kubera- the treasurer of Gods pray to goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu, on this day. Devotees also perform a day-long Kubera Lakshmi Puja in which an image of Vaibhav Lakshmi is worshipped along with Sudarsana chakra and Kubera yantra- symbolising Kubera i. e.SRI YANTRA.. ....SHIVOHAM...