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AKSHAYA TRITIYA

When is Akshaya Tritiya in 2021?

Akshaya Tritiya in 2021 is on the Friday, 14th of May (5/14/2021).

Akshaya Tritiya is on the 134th day of 2021. There are 231 days left in the year.

Akshaya Tritiya Facts

  • Date: May 14, 2021
  • 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
  • Tue
  • May 07, 2019
  • Sun
  • Apr 26, 2020

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 15, 2020Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
WednesdayWedJan 29, 2020Jan 29Vasant Panchami
SaturdaySatFeb 08, 2020Feb 08Thaipusam
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21Maha Shivaratri
MondayMonMar 09, 2020Mar 09Holika Dahan
TuesdayTueMar 10, 2020Mar 10Holi
WednesdayWedMar 25, 2020Mar 25Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
WednesdayWedMar 25, 2020Mar 25Hindi New Year
ThursdayThuApr 02, 2020Apr 02Ramanavami
WednesdayWedApr 08, 2020Apr 08Hanuman Jayanti
TuesdayTueApr 14, 2020Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
TuesdayTueApr 14, 2020Apr 14Bengali New Year / Bihu
TuesdayTueApr 14, 2020Apr 14Tamil New Year
SundaySunApr 26, 2020Apr 26Akshaya Tritiya
FridayFriMay 22, 2020May 22Savitri Pooja
TuesdayTueJun 23, 2020Jun 23Puri Rath Yatra
SundaySunJul 05, 2020Jul 05Guru Purnima
SaturdaySatJul 25, 2020Jul 25Nag Panchami
FridayFriJul 31, 2020Jul 31Varalakshmi Vrat
MondayMonAug 03, 2020Aug 03Raksha Bandhan
TuesdayTueAug 11, 2020Aug 11Krishna Janmashtami
SaturdaySatAug 22, 2020Aug 22Ganesh Chaturthi
MondayMonAug 31, 2020Aug 31Onam
WednesdayWedSep 16, 2020Sep 16Vishwakarma Puja
ThursdayThuSep 17, 2020Sep 17Mahalaya Amavasya
SaturdaySatOct 17, 2020Oct 17Navaratri begins
SaturdaySatOct 24, 2020Oct 24Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
SundaySunOct 25, 2020Oct 25Dusshera
FridayFriOct 30, 2020Oct 30Sharad Purnima
WednesdayWedNov 04, 2020Nov 04Karwa Chauth
FridayFriNov 13, 2020Nov 13Dhan Teras
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14Diwali
MondayMonNov 16, 2020Nov 16Bhai Dooj
FridayFriNov 20, 2020Nov 20Chhath Puja
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30Kartik Poornima
TuesdayTueDec 15, 2020Dec 15Dhanu Sankranti
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Geeta Jayanti