Celebrated By: (Hindu)
This festival is celebrated on the third day of the brilliant fortnight of the lunar month of Vaishakha. This important festival is held in every farming household. It is characterized by the ceremonial sowing of paddy in the field. Oblation is offered to the goddess of destiny, 'Shathi'.
This is the most auspicious day to start the construction of house buildings, digging of tanks and wells. This is the day on which the construction of the chariots for Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath and his brother and sister starts.
The third day of the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Vaishaka or Vaishaka Sukla Paksha Tritiya is celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on Monday, 13th May 2013.
The meaning of Akshaya is (A + Kshaya), which means never ending or infinite. If a Akshaya Tiritya comes along with Rohini Nakshatra and Wednesday it is considered to be highly auspicious. It is believed that whatever Jap, Tap, Daan etc done on this day would return infinte or Akshaya Punya. It is believed that if Gold is bought on this day would never end and will keep growing keeping the house with wealth and prosperity. Hence lot of people throng jeweler shops to purchase Gold.It is believed that Treta Yuga started on Akshaya Tritiya day. It is believed that any work started on this day would be successful.