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Akshaya tritiya falls on
the third lunar day from Amavayasya(new moon) which occurs
during the suklapaksha month of vaishaka.The special fasts and feasts
of the vaisaka month begins with Akshaya Tritiya.
Akshaya Tritiya in the coming years:
2013 - Akshaya Tritiya falls on 12th May, Sunday.
It is said that on this day, the Treta yuga had its beginning and the great sage Parasuram, the sixth incarnation of Maha Vishnu was born.
All married women and unmarried girls take part in the pujas and homas.Lakshmi kunera homa is one of the auspicious homa performed on Akshaya Tritiya day.
On the day people throng jewellery shops for purchase under the notion that they would be bestowed with with all the benefits of material plane.As gold is considered very auspicious and safest investment, people in India buy gold on akshaya tritiya.
Why Akshaya Tritiya ?
The word "Akshaya" has a ray of concocted informations right from the day of Mahabharata, one of the greates epic of India.The pandavas had akshaya patra ( where food came in abundance) when they were in forest(vanvasa). The word "Akshaya" is also mentioned in "Silapathikaram" which is one of the greatest kappiya of Tamil literature.
Things to do on Akshaya Tritiya Day: