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Akshaya Tritiya
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x Akshaya Tritiya, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.The day on which Moon, Sun and Jupiter unitedly come under Mrigshira Nakshatra is called Akshay Tritiya."Akshay Tritiya",the holy day when many perform puja to start a business. According to the Hindu customs, many choose to perform the pujas for Business,bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on the holy day of "Akshay Tritiya". It is considered a good time to invest in gold and diamonds. It is believed that whatever is bought on this day, will remain forever.

Akshaya tritiya or Akshaya Trutiya Festival is a very well known festival and popular festival of Jain peoples of India. Akshya tritiya festival is celebrate on the third month of the vaishakha (Vaishakha sud teez or 3). or we can say it as Akshaya tritiya festival falls on the third day of the bright fortnight of Vaishakh on each year.

The word "Akshaya" means imperishable or eternal - that which never diminishes. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune. Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune. Indians celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day.

The Bhagwan Rishabdev performed the Parana (completion of an austerity) on the day of akshya tritiya after fasting for one year continuously. Many people perform the austerity of Varsity complete the austerity on this day by taking sugar cane juice in the cool shadow of Shatrunjay. Akshaya tritiya festival is observed in April month in each year. On the day of Akshya tritiya sugar-cane juice is mostly offered to those person who have observed various types of fasts and vartas through out the year.

On the day of the relatives of the participants go to a nearby shop of sugarcane crusher, wash the press with boiled water and collect the juice in earthen pots. They bring the juice to the temple and offer to the participantís 108 small cups full of this juice. After observing this ritual the participants normally take a vow that for the rest of their lives they will not drink unboiled water. Akshaya tritiya festival is celebrated on the day hindu tritiya day.

Legends

In the Puranas, the holy Hindu scriptures, there is a story where Ved Vyash once requested Lord Ganesha to help him compose the Mahabharata. Lord Ganesha accepted the offer only after laying down his own terms. He said to Vyashdev that he would write the Slokas only if Vyashdev would tally with his speed. If he had to stop due to Vyashdev, he would discontinue writing. Vyashdev accepted the proposal with counter conditions, stating that Lord Ganesha had to comprehend the meaning of the Shlokas before he could pen them down. All terms and conditions agreed upon, Vyashdev started composing the epic and used very complicated Shlokas. The time lord Ganesha took to understand the meaning was enough for Vyashdev to compose new lines. It is said that it was the day of Akshay Tritiya, that Vedvyash along with Lord Ganesha started writing the Mahabharata.

According to other beliefs, this day marks the beginning of the SatyaYuga the first of the four Yugas(era's), Satya,Treta, Dwapar & Kalyuga. On the day of the Akshay Tritiya, ceremony to start the new audit book is performed with the worship of Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi. Then traditional rituals are followed with welcoming customers & holding dinners. Sweets & new year calendars are distributed to guests.
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1MaranOn 02/07/2010
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Title : Only Belief
According to other beliefs, this day marks the beginning of.. So all are assumed as only belief. Not exactly. So that every one framed this story according to their business activity.
2rajaOn 29/06/2010
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Title : good review
good review
3Shambu RizalOn 30/05/2010
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Title : Gramdevata
why our mind goes to Gramdevata at frist. we all are worship daily .but not kuldevata & estadavata why so
 
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