What is Akshaya Thruthiyai ?

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  1. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Geeth,
    Thanks - the hype for gold buying has masked the real reason!
    Love,
    Chithra.
    Did you read my replies to you in 2 threads?
     
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    Namaste Chithraji,

    Thanks again for the significance of the day. I agree when you say, instead of material stuff we should try & accumulate some 'Punya' .

    Sadly like all festivals that emphasised purity, peity & all good have been commercialised.

    The significance is lost in the glitter of gold & glamour. Thanks to elders like you, there is still hope.

    Regards,

    Corallux
     
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    Dear Chitra,

    Very informative post.

    On this day we have to give more importance to charity than buying silver or gold or platinum. Even a small charity to the needy will do.

    Before celebrating the day we all should understand the significance of the day.

    Your threads and posts are always very informative. Thanks for sharing all your rich knowledge here with us.

    Cheers,
    Lakshmi
     
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    Hello Chitra Mam,
    On that day usually I help to two poor people.Then this year our friends were plan to give neermore also. {Butter milk}.It's give more happy then buying gold.
     
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    hi,

    thank you chitra mam,
    very useful info as akshaya thrithiya is coming, we can make plans accordingly.

    shwetha
     
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    Dear Friends,
    Benefits of charity on Akshaya Thruthiyai:

    If you do charity, you will conquer the pain of death.

    If you help the poor and down-trodde, you will be blessed in your next birth.

    If you give clothes to poor people, you will get over diseases.

    If you give fruits, you will get higher position in life.

    If you give butter milk, neer mor etc, you will progress in studies.

    If you give grains, you will not die untimely.

    If you perform "tharpanam", you will get rid of poverty.

    If you give curd rice, you will get over your negative deeds and you will progress in life.

    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Dear Chithra Mam,
    I have seen this thread only today. One of my friend advice me to buy gold at this auspeicious day every year.I always tell him that it is only the marketting techniques of Jewelleries. But ur post was really informative. From this year i will also start something worth on this day.

    Soji
     
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    akshya tirtha meaning

    Akshaya Thrutheeyai. ..Golden day..on May 8th ??

    ("There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the 3 things we crave most in life---happiness, freedom, and peace of mind--are attained by giving them to someone else")....General Peyton C. March (1864-1955)​

    "The hand that gives is the hand that gathers" is a timeless truth. Universe is a mysterious place and has its own secret laws. One of the important secrets to manifesting material success is first to give with a clean heart. Those who have made it really big clearly understand this power of giving with a pure heart. This act according to our elders brings back the money manifold.... not that you expect it...
    You can practise this ancient science of giving to get supreme benefits on the sacred "Akshaya Trutheeyai" or "Day of Gold". This day is the 3rd moon that falls on May 8th and is considered to be the single most powerful day for charities. This is also a day when the Sun and the Moon are at their most lustrous state.
    Bless the money or material that you are going to give away today and you could see that it multiplies many times over. "Feeding a starved human being and helping the poor with needed items are keys to receive material and spiritual blessings". Giving on this day, therefore, produces great returns (even if one does not expect anything in return). If you have been planning on giving, this day is the day.

    It is said that when the Lord wanted to create this world, the first word He uttered was Akshaya which means unlimited. This day is the single important time for wealth building. Many buy gold on this day as it forebodes good luck and prosperity for the year.

    Mythologically speaking, Kubera, the treasurer in Heaven received his wealth on this day from Siva. It is on this day Lord Siva blessed Goddess Lakshmi with wealth. In fact Lord Siva made Kubera as Lord of wealth and Lakshmi as Goddess of wealth. Kubera worshiped Lord Siva in the temple at Sivapuram. Buried underneath the land surrounding the temple are thousands of Sivalingams. Just by stepping on the ground here, or by worshiping here, your bad money karma will be dissolved, they say.
    According to another legend, the "Akshaya bowl" which creates unlimited food was given to the great king Yudhishtira on this day. This event happened at the Thirumanthurai temple.
    Also on this day avatars (gods incarnation on the earth plane) were blessed to rule their countries. They received wealth on this day. Two people were born on this 3rd moon. One is Parasurama, the warrior Brahmin (ahem!..I can put the collar up) who destroyed all his enemies and then became a sage. The second one was Annapurani, a special form of Parvati who feeds the hungry. Annapurani fed Siva on this day. Siva disguised himself
    as a beggar (for Bikshaatana) and approached Annapurani for food. Siva’s begging is a symbolic act. He is the lord of the Universe. Why should he beg? The answer is he begs for all his beggars (the impoverished lots like us!!).
    Also as per another legend connected with Arasar Koil, Lord Ganesha seems to have gifted the Akshaya bowl (divine vessel of inexhaustible food) to Garuda (the Vehicle of lord Vishnu). Garuda worshiped Lakshmi who happens to reside in this temple and Goddess Lakshmi offered this Akshaya bowl in gold to Garuda. Garuda while
    worshiping Lord Surya Narayana (the sun god) offered food to the deity in this golden Akshaya bowl. All the above incidences happened in Arasar Koil temple only in the previous Yugas, mind you.
    In this temple, Lord Ganesha is in front of Goddess Mahalakshmi' s Sanctum and is known as Akshaya Vinayakar. He is also known as Sri Lakshmi Ganapathy.
    Since it was Lord Siva who on this day bestowed Kubera as the Lord and Lakshmi as the Goddess of wealth, worshiping Lord Siva on this day and chanting the mantra, “Om Namah Sivaaya” will bring in abundance and prosperity in one’s life.

    Feeding the poor is the most important charitable act. Also donation of umbrellas and chappals (sandals) for poor children are recommended by some. Poojas and charity acts will yield good results on this special 3rd moon day........thruthee yai.

    So now your day is cut out for 8th May.....a day of charity.

    satheshu jaayathe soorah sahasreshu cha Pandithah
    Vakthaa dasasahasreshu daathaa bhavathi vaa na vaa

    (A valiant man is born one among every hundred. A scholar one among thousand, An orator among tenthousand, however a generous giver
     
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    Dear Chitra,
    On the occassion of Akshaya Tritiya I wanted to do some puja tomorrow. I came across your Deepavali puja of Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi. I wanted to know if I can do that puja tomorrow.

    Thank you for your guidance,

    Love
    Hema
     
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    Dear Hema,
    Definitely, you can do that!
    I want to start sundarakanda parayanam today.
    Love,
    Chithra.



     

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