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AKSHAYA TRITIYA

When is Akshaya Tritiya in 2019?

Akshaya Tritiya in 2019 is on the Tuesday, 7th of May (5/07/2019).

Akshaya Tritiya is on the 127th day of 2019. There are 238 days left in the year.

Akshaya Tritiya Facts

  • Date: May 07, 2019
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Akha Teej
  • Celebrations: Start any new Venture, Buying Gold
Akshaya Tritiya

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.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the most golden day of the year because the word Akshaya means the most "Eternal" that which never diminishes. Any initiative made on that day or anything bought on that day is considered to be good fortune. The most popular activity is the buying of gold and it is believed it will be a sign of good fortune for the buyer. In the Indian culture people typically starts a new business or begins a new venture on Akshaya Tritiya. This is also one of the most popular days for weddings to take plans as the spirit of this day bids them on a very long and fulfilling life journey. It was also believed that people born in that month will be very lucky and will shine bright throughout their life.

The most popular story regarding the celebration of Akshaya Tritiya is that Lord Karishna and Sudama were friends during their childhood. Sudama was poor and he went to Karishna to ask him for some financial help or to give him money as a gift as a friend. Sudama did not have anything else except the pouch of Poha and he felt ashamed when he gave it to Karishna as he treated Poha as a king. His poor friend was overwhelmed by the hospitality shown by the Lord Karishna that he could not ask his friend for financial support which led him to go home empty-handed. When he arrived at his home he saw that his run-down hut was converted into a palace and his family was wearing royal attire. Sudama knew that this was the blessing of his friend Krishna who blessed him with more wealth than he needed or could ever imagine. This is why Akshaya Tritiya is associated with material gains.

Akshaya Tritiya is the festival, which is considered as a Golden Day for Hindus and Jains. This festival is only for Hindus and Jains, therefore not considered as a public holiday nor is celebrated anywhere else in the world.

Akshaya Tritiya Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Apr 24, 2012
  • Mon
  • May 13, 2013
  • Fri
  • May 02, 2014
  • Tue
  • Apr 21, 2015
  • Mon
  • May 09, 2016
  • Fri
  • Apr 28, 2017
  • Wed
  • Apr 18, 2018

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 14, 2018Jan 14Makarsankranti / Pongal
MondayMonJan 22, 2018Jan 22Vasant Panchami
WednesdayWedJan 31, 2018Jan 31Thaipusam
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Maha Shivaratri
ThursdayThuMar 01, 2018Mar 01Holika Dahan
FridayFriMar 02, 2018Mar 02Holi
SundaySunMar 18, 2018Mar 18Hindi New Year
SundaySunMar 18, 2018Mar 18Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
SundaySunMar 25, 2018Mar 25Ramanavami
SaturdaySatMar 31, 2018Mar 31Hanuman Jayanti
SaturdaySatApr 14, 2018Apr 14Tamil New Year
SaturdaySatApr 14, 2018Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
SundaySunApr 15, 2018Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
WednesdayWedApr 18, 2018Apr 18Akshaya Tritiya
TuesdayTueMay 15, 2018May 15Savitri Pooja
SaturdaySatJul 14, 2018Jul 14Puri Rath Yatra
FridayFriJul 27, 2018Jul 27Guru Purnima
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 24, 2018Aug 24Onam
FridayFriAug 24, 2018Aug 24Varalakshmi Vrat
SundaySunAug 26, 2018Aug 26Raksha Bandhan
SundaySunSep 02, 2018Sep 02Krishna Janmashtami
ThursdayThuSep 13, 2018Sep 13Ganesh Chaturthi
MondayMonSep 17, 2018Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Mahalaya Amavasya
WednesdayWedOct 10, 2018Oct 10Navaratri begins
WednesdayWedOct 17, 2018Oct 17Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
FridayFriOct 19, 2018Oct 19Dusshera
TuesdayTueOct 23, 2018Oct 23Sharad Purnima
SaturdaySatOct 27, 2018Oct 27Karwa Chauth
MondayMonNov 05, 2018Nov 05Dhan Teras
WednesdayWedNov 07, 2018Nov 07Diwali
FridayFriNov 09, 2018Nov 09Bhai Dooj
TuesdayTueNov 13, 2018Nov 13Chhath Puja
FridayFriNov 23, 2018Nov 23Kartik Poornima
SundaySunDec 16, 2018Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti
TuesdayTueDec 18, 2018Dec 18Geeta Jayanti