Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Trij Celebrations Differents States of India

Akshaya Tritiya is a very popular festival that the Hindus and Jains celebrate every year. It is considered as one of the most important days for Hindu community as it is the day of the birth of the Lord Parasurama. The Hindu community considers this day as a lucky day and believes that any venture such as a business or the construction of a building started on that day will follow betterment and prosperity. Akshaya Tritiya is a one day event celebrated in late April or early May. Hindus celebrate this day because, according to them, Akshaya Tritiya is the day when the great God of Wisdom, God Ganesha, started writing the epic work called "Mahabharata". It is believed that when the Pandavas were in exile the Lord presented them a bowl which was named Akshaya Tritiya. That bowl was never empty and produces an unlimited amount of food on demand.

India is a diversified country where diversity can be seen not only geographically but also culturally, and when it comes to celebrating Akshaya Tritiya, diversity is present in terms of beliefs, traditions and customs. At some places it is seen as the day when Lord Ganesha started to write the great epic Mahabharata to Ved Vyas's dictation. Known as the day when Treta Yuga (second Yuga according to Hindu mythology) began, this day is also believed to be the birthday of the sixth Avatar of Lord Vishnu, Sage Parashurama. Many others believe that in Dwapar Yuga (third of the four Yugas), Lord Krishna was gifted beaten rice (Poha) by his poor childhood friend Sudama in Dwarka on this very day. This diversity in beliefs leads to diversity in ways of looking at its significance, and activities and celebration patterns also vary accordingly. 

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations in North India

In Northern India, the day is majorly celebrated as the birthday of Sage Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On this auspicious day, people make many kinds of charities which include Jala Daanama, Vastra Daanama, Shayana Daanama, Chandana Daanama, Padaraksha, Chatra Daanama, Naarikela Daanama, Udakumbha Daanama, etc. They take dips in the holy river Ganges in order to wash off their sins. It is also a day to begin Yatras as it is believed that anything starting on Akshaya Tritiya definitely bears fruit and brings success; many Yatras to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Char Dhaam and other pilgrims starts on this day. The day is also considered auspicious for marriages and you will see many people tying knots on this day. Offering barley in fire and performing yagya are also common trends of Akshaya Tritiya celebration in North India.

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations in South India 

In South India, the day is celebrated with full enthusiasm considering Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi Kubera as the primary gods. On this day, Maha Vishnu Pooja and Lakshmi Kubera Homa are held, and charity in terms of offering food and clothing to poor and needy also go hand in hand. South Indians visit many temples like Tirupati Temple, Meenakshi Temple and Thousand Pillar Temple, etc. on this day for purity of their hearts and souls.

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations in Maharashtra 

In Maharashtra, this day marks the end of the women-oriented Haldi Kumkum festival. On this day, married women organize get-togethers at their homes and invite other women, relatives and new acquaintances to be a part of the festivities. The hostess distributes nuts, coconuts, sweets, bangles, flowers, betel leaves and other things to the female guests and the lavishly prepared snacks include Vatli Dal and Kairiche Panhe (raw mango juice). The day is considered auspicious to start new ventures. 

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations in West Bengal 

In order to pay tribute to this belief, people of West Bengal start new audit books called Halkhata after worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha with the expectation of earning higher profits in their business. Many of them visit temples and also perform Satya Narayana Katha at their homes. Taking dips in sacred rivers is also a custom being practiced by Bengalis since ages. 

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations in Orissa 

In Orissa, rural Oriya people celebrate it by worshipping Mother Earth. It is a ceremony called Muthi Chhuan or Muthi Anukula in which farmers go to their farms in new dresses, worship Mother Earth and plough and sow seeds in their farms. In urban areas of Orissa, the day is considered best for the purchase of gold and silver. The day is also considered significant in Orissa as the 42 days long Chandan Yatra begins on this day and chariot-making for famous Rath Yatra of Puri also commences on the same day. The tradition of making chariot for Puri Rath Yatra is well known as Rath Anukula. 


The day is again of great importance for people belonging to the Jat community. As a custom, a male member of the family goes to the farm with a shovel as the sun starts to rise. It is believed that animals and birds encountered on the way are the omens which give directions and messages about predictions of rains and crops. The day is also known as Unboojha Muhurta for weddings and many mass marriage ceremonies can be seen taking place on this day in Jat communities.

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Why Akshaya Tritiya Is The Most Auspicious Day To Tie The Knot

Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is considered to be as auspicious as any other major Hindu festival in India. It is believed to be a favourable day to start a new venture, buy something significant, and most importantly, the best day or muhurta to get married. All over the country, this day is considered auspicious for buying gold jewellery too.But, that is not all! This day holds a more important cultural and religious significance than just that. 

Importance and religious significance

Akshaya means ‘eternal’ and Tritiya stands for ‘third day'. This day falls on the third day of the bright lunar fortnight of the Hindu month of Vaishakh, and so the name. It is said that holy rites, rituals and acts of charity performed on this day bring unending bliss, grace, and prosperity. The grand importance of this day roots back to Indian mythology.

Some popular beliefs and stories related to Akshaya Tritiya

It is said that the God of wealth and the treasurer of all deities, Kubera, prayed to Goddess Lakshmi on this special day, and was granted the gift of perpetual wealth and prosperity. That is why, this day is so auspicious for starting new ventures, buying a new property or gold, or getting married, as it assures prosperity and benefits. In many households, a daylong Kubera-Lakshmi puja is performed on this day.
The holy river Ganges descended on Earth from the heavens on this day.
This is the day when the sage Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu, was born.
Treta Yug, the period of the holy Ramayana, commenced.
Ved Vyasa initiated the recital of the great Indian epic Mahabharata before lord Ganesha.
Lord Krishna’s childhood friend Sudama, visited Dwarka to him and offered him a humble gift of poha (rice flakes). Therefore, Vaishnavas (worshippers of lord Vishnu) fast throughout the day and open their fasts with rice.

Akshay Tritya Significance for couples 

According to a South Indian legend, Goddess Madhura got married to God Sundaresa (an incarnation of lord Shiva) on this day. Therefore, the couples who get married on this day are blessed with eternal prosperity and bliss, by the Gods themselves. Akshaya Tritiya always sees an unprecedented rush in the number of marriages taking place in the country. There is an unmatched demand for bookings in the top tier cities of the country, and the wedding resource vendors have a field day with business pouring in from all sides.

The auspiciousness of this day arises from the belief that on this day, the Sun and the Moon are in their most radiant phase and, astrologically at an exalted position. It is believed that even the couples with mismatched horoscopes can get rid of all the negativity by getting married on Akshaya Tritiya.

In many states, mass community marriages are held under a single mandap, on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, to help the brides and the grooms with limited financial means to have a decent wedding, with all the religious splendour. 

Shopping for gold

Like we mentioned before, the word Akshaya means eternal or something that cannot be destroyed. So, it is a popular belief that buying something that denotes prosperity, such as gold, on this special day, assures unending affluence and growth. If not jewellery, many people simply buy small gold coins with Goddess Lakshmi engraved on them. 
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Akshaya Tritiya Date and Pooja Timing of 2018

Akshaya Tritiya will celebrated on 18th April. It’s also known as Akha Teej. As per Hinduism and Jainism, this day is the most blessed day of the year.

For Lord Vishnu, people keep fast on this day. Whole day people pray to god for their children’s happiness and health.

Wealth can be gained on this day because, on this day, Lord Krishna gave the Akshaya Patra to Draupadi as well as to his friend Sudama. So the day is also associate with increases in wealth and buying gold means that it brings prosperity and more wealth in the future.

Lord Vishnu is the six incarnation Lord Parasurama, and was born on Akshaya Tritiya. It is ritual at some place to offer a til tarpan to the deities and ancestors.

According to Hinduism, on Akshaya Tritiya, Lord Ganesha and Veda Vyas started writing Mahabharata. Also peoples do pooja of Lord Kuber, worship Lord Shiva and in return get wealth on the same day.

 People who observe the long year alternative day fasting known as Varshi-tap finish their ‘Tapasya’ by doing parana and drinking sugarcane juice.

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Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat -  06:07 to 12:26
Duration -  6 Hours 18 Mins
Auspicious time to buy Gold
Tritiya Tithi Begins -  03:45 on 18/Apr/2018
Tritiya Tithi Ends -  01:29 on 19/Apr/2018

What should we donate on Akshaya Tritiya?

Generally rice, ghee, fruits, clothes, tamarind, vegetables, and salt are given as charity.

What have to eat on Akshaya Tritiya?

Generally rice and moong dal kichchdi are eaten on this day.

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Maha Shivratri, celebrated on February 13 this year, will see devotees of Shiva across the world come together and offer the god praises and prayers for blessings. The festival is observed with utmost care and devotion by devotees who fast rigorously and bathe in the holy waters of river Ganga on this day. It is believed that the custom will give them absolution from their sins and give them moksha.

This auspicious Hindu festival falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the New Moon day according to the Hindu calendar. It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati and on the same night he performed the Tandava dance. On this day, devotees observe fast and pray all night long to seek blessings from the Mahadeva. Women perform puja and worship Goddess Parvati also known as Gaura and it said that Goddess grants them with a good husband and a long married life. Devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath. Later they visit a temple and perform special puja and arti for Mahashivratri. Devotees offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves to the Shiva Linga and observe fast.

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Shivratri blessings to you and your family.

May the almighty Lord Shiva bless you all with good things and perfect health. 

Maha Shivratri ke is utsav par Bhagwan Shiv aur maa Shakti is kripa aap sab par bani rahe.

On this pious occasion of Mahashivaratri, many many greetings to all of you. May Lord Shiva shower on you his blessings with happiness, prosperity & peace.
Let's spend the night of Maha Shivaratri by chanting the holy name of Shiva. Happy Maha Shivaratri.

Om Namah Shivay! May there be light and happiness in your life from this day on. God bless all!

May the glory of Shiva Shankar uplift your soul and banish all your troubles.

Om Mein Hi Aastha, Om Mein Hi Vishwas,
Om Mein Hi Shakti, Om Mein Hi Sansar,
Om Se Hi Hoti Hai Achhe Din Ki Shuruaat,
Bolo – เฅ Om Namha Shivay เฅ

Bhagwan Bholenath, I pray to you for all the people in this world.
Please give everyone happiness, peace and lots of smiles.
This is my prayer for today.Om Namah Shivaaye!!
Happy Maha Shivratri...

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‘I want the world to know that the originator of yoga is the Adiyogi, Shiva himself’ – Sadhguru
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‘Adiyogi is a symbol, a possibility, and a source of tools to transform yourself and create your own life’ – Sadhguru
‘The significance of Adiyogi is he provided methods to evolve human consciousness that are relevant for all times’ – Sadhguru
‘The spine of knowledge that the Adiyogi created is the source of almost everything you can call spiritual on the planet’ – Sadhguru
‘In the yogic culture, Shiva is seen as the Adi (first) Yogi – the source of knowing and liberation’ – Sadhguru

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Maha Shivratri Festival Celebration

Shivaratri Celebrations in India are marked with devotion and religious fervor. Joy is writ large on the faces of millions of Lord Shiva devotees as they start preparing for the biggest Lord Shiva festival in advance. Celebrations of Shivaratri began with the break of the dawn on the Shivratri day and continue all though the night. Devotees observe fast and spend the day in devotion and worship of Lord Shiva. Many worshippers also participate in the jaagran or the night vigil organized in various Shiva temples across the country. Devotees believe that sincere observance of Shivaratri puja and all night worship of Lord Shiva will absolve them of all their sins and liberate them from the cycle of birth and death.

Traditions and Customs of Shivaratri 

Various traditions and customs related to Shivaratri Festival are dutifully followed by the worshippers of Lord Shiva. Devotees observe strict fast in honor of Shiva, though many go on a diet of fruits and milk some do not consume even a drop of water. Devotees strongly believe that sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri, absolves a person of sins and liberates him from the cycle of birth and death. Shivaratri is considered especially auspicious for women. While married women pray for the well being of their husbands unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva, who is regarded as the ideal husband.

To mark the Shivratri festival, devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath, preferably in river Ganga. After wearing fresh new clothes devotees visit the nearest Shiva temple to give ritual bath to the Shiva Lingum with milk, honey, water etc.

On Shivaratri, worship of Lord Shiva continues all through the day and night. Every three hours priests perform ritual pooja of Shivalingam by bathing it with milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water amidst the chanting of รข€ล“Om Namah Shivaya’ and ringing of temple bells. Nightlong vigil or jaagran is also observed in Shiva temples where large number of devotees spend the night singing hymns and devotional songs in praise of Lord Shiva. It is only on the following morning that devotee break their fast by partaking prasad offered to the deity. 
Maha Shivratri Legends
There are various interesting legends related to the festival of Maha Shivaratri. According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Some believe that it was on the auspicious night of Shivaratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation and destruction. Another popular Shivratri legend stated in Linga Purana states that it was on Shivaratri that Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Linga. Hence the day is considered to be extremely auspicious by Shiva devotees and they celebrate it as Mahashivaratri - the grand night of Shiva. 

Tradition of Drinking Thandai
Since Lord Shiva is regarded as an ascetic god, Maha Shivratri is very popular with ascetics. Thandai, a drink made with bhang (cannabis), almonds, and milk, is essentially drunk by the devout on the day as cannabis is said to have been very dear to Shiva.
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69th Republic Day of India 26th January2018 | About Republic Day of India | Chief Guest of 69th Republic Day of India

Republic Day is our National Festival.Republic day is India's Important national event.India became independent of the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. India did not have a permanent constitution at this time. The drafting committee presented the constitution's first draft to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The national assembly signed the final English and Hindi language versions of the constitution on January 24, 1950.The New Constitution of free India was adopted on 26th January, 1950.Thus , India became a Republic on that day.So we celebrate it as our Republic Day every year.

On this day India finally enjoyed the freedom of spirit, rule of low and fundamental principle of governance.The Republic day is celebrated great joy and fervor.The president unfurls the national flag in Delhi.After the national anthem, there is a march-past by the armed forces.There is a long procession of floats from different states.School children present a variety of drills and dances.Thousands of people gather to see the Republic Day parade in Delhi.The National flag flutters atop all government offices and other buildings.The Republic day is also celebrated in schools and colleges.All important buildings are illuminated at night.People burst crackers to celebrate the Republic Day.

Origin of Republic Day

India gained independence on August 15, 1947.But till January 26, 1950, it did not have the proper law of the land for ruling the country.Our constitution was formed by the Indian Constituent Assembly.The Indian Constituent Assembly met on December 9, 1946.The Constituent Assembly had appointed Dr.B.R. Ambedkar as the Chairman to draft the Constitution.The committee finalized the draft with  395 Articles and eight Schedules and was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949.The Indian Republic officially into being on January 26, 1950.

January 26 was not some random date picked out of the calendar.It was on this date in 1930,that the Indian National Congress, celebrated independence day first time in British India.It was the date when members of the NIC took the pledge to work towards a 'sovereign democratic republic' of India.


We.the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign, Socialist Secular, Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens:
Justice ,Social, economic and political;
Liberty of thought, expression, belif, faith and worship;
Equality of status and of opportunity;
and to promote among them all
Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
In our Constituent Assembly this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do Hereby Adopt, Enact and give to ourselves this constitution.

Parade at New Delhi

The main celebrations are held in the from of a colorful parade near India Gate in Delhi.The parade showcasing India's military might India Gate Delhi.The parade showcasing India's military might and unity amidst culture diversity covers a 8 Km route, starting from the Rashtrapati Bhavan through the picturesque Rajpath down to India Gate before winding up at the historic Red Fort in old Delhi.The events of  the day begin with the Prime Minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti-India Gate.He then drives up to the central enclosure and awaits the arrival of the President and a Chief Guest of occasion who is normally a head of other country.

On his arrival the Hon'ble President meets the  dignitaries present and unfurls the National Flag.Following this the National Anthem is played with a 21 gun salute to National Flag.After this a brief investiture ceremony takes place the president present India's top gallantry awards the param Veer Chakra and the Maha Veer Chakra to the outstanding soldiers from the defence services.After this, fou helicopters from the army forces fly past the parade area showering rose petals on the audience.Each chopper carries a flag-the first being the Indian flag and the other three the flags of the Army, the Navy, and the Indian Air Force.

The march past begins immediately after the fly past.The President, as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, takes the salute of mechanised , mounted and marching contingents of Army, Air Force, Navy, Paramilitary forces, Police and the National Cadet Corps.After the march past comes the cultural extravaganza consisting of floats presented by the various states and performances by school children.After the flots, the bravery awards winning children from all over the country enter on elephants.

A spectacular fly-past by Air Force and Naval aircraft rounds off this not to be missed experience.The parade is followed by a pageant of spectacular displays from the different states of the country.These moving exhibits depict scenes of activities of people in those states and the music and songs of that particular state accompany each display.Each display brings out the diversity and richness of the culture of India and the whole show lends a festive air to the occasion.But they are all united in their proven loyalty to the Government elected by the people and in their proud traditions and legendary gallantry.

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