AKSHAY TRITIYA- AKATRIJ As on Friday, 28th April,2017 (from 10.30 am onward up to next day sunrise) The legend about Akshay Trithiya: Vaishakh Shukla Trithiya. The beginning of Sat-yug and Treta-yug started on AkshayTrithiya.
The donation, learning, hard work done on this day will result in good deeds that will be eternal, meaning Akshay(NEVER DESTROY)…….That is why it is called Akshay Trithiya.
If this day falls on a Monday or in Rohini Nakshatra then is considered most auspicious. This year it is falling on a Rohini Nakshatra(Afternoon 13.30pm) and hence it is very auspicious. This is celebrated as the first day of Sat-yog and that is why this day is also called the Yog-aadi Trithiya. If a person takes a dip in the holy water of ganges on this day, that person can get rid of all their paap and bad deeds. One should donate, various food items including, rice, wheat, salt, sugar, tamarind, fruits, fan and clothes and give dakshina to Brahmins.
Yudhistir, asked Shri Krishna the importance of Akshay Trithiya. Sri Krishna said that this tithi is full in itself. On Akshay Trithiya, one should take a bath in the morning, then perform Yugya, Punya, taap, Homa, pitr puja. The person who does this, will get eternal and ever flowing punya through-out his life. Shri Krishna said, that the story goes like this…. there was a very poor man who respected devatas and Brahmins and had the highest values of life. He had a very large family because of which he was very worried and disturbed. He then heard about the Akashay Trithiya Vrat. On this day, he took a dip in the holy water of ganges early morning. Then he performed the rituals and puja for all the devis and Devatas. He donated whatever he had, including food, rice, wheat, salt, sugar, clothes to the poor and Brahmins, even though his family was not happy about it. He continued to perform this puja, Vrat and donations every year…due to which, in his next life he became the mighty King of Kushawati . With the blessings of gods he became rich, majestic and devoted.
So my dear friends please utilize this day for cleansing your clutter and donate to needy people. This is no day to accumulate wealth, but one has to accumulate his good deeds, because we only takes our good deeds with us when we leave this earth. If you don't purchase Gold it's price will not be affected but if you miss any good deeds then certainly you miss a lot. One secret is that if you wish to get millions times of results you do that day, then don't tell anyone about what good deeds you have done on that day. Only between two soul should know about it.
If you are unable to donate or do any good deeds then just seat in yoga mudra and face North direction for 24 minutes. Your soul becomes lighter and lighter.
BEST OF LUCK