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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
  • Tue
  • May 07, 2019

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 15, 2019Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
MondayMonJan 21, 2019Jan 21Thaipusam
SaturdaySatFeb 09, 2019Feb 09Vasant Panchami
MondayMonMar 04, 2019Mar 04Maha Shivaratri
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20Holika Dahan
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21Holi
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22Hindi New Year
SaturdaySatApr 06, 2019Apr 06Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
SaturdaySatApr 13, 2019Apr 13Ramanavami
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Tamil New Year
MondayMonApr 15, 2019Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
MondayMonApr 15, 2019Apr 15Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Hanuman Jayanti
TuesdayTueMay 07, 2019May 07Akshaya Tritiya
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03Savitri Pooja
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2019Jul 04Puri Rath Yatra
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16Guru Purnima
MondayMonAug 05, 2019Aug 05Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09Varalakshmi Vrat
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Raksha Bandhan
SaturdaySatAug 24, 2019Aug 24Krishna Janmashtami
MondayMonSep 02, 2019Sep 02Ganesh Chaturthi
WednesdayWedSep 11, 2019Sep 11Onam
TuesdayTueSep 17, 2019Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
SaturdaySatSep 28, 2019Sep 28Mahalaya Amavasya
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Navaratri begins
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
TuesdayTueOct 08, 2019Oct 08Dusshera
SundaySunOct 13, 2019Oct 13Sharad Purnima
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17Karwa Chauth
FridayFriOct 25, 2019Oct 25Dhan Teras
SundaySunOct 27, 2019Oct 27Diwali
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29Bhai Dooj
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02Chhath Puja
TuesdayTueNov 12, 2019Nov 12Kartik Poornima
SundaySunDec 08, 2019Dec 08Geeta Jayanti
MondayMonDec 16, 2019Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti