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Akshaya Tritiya

10 May

Akshaya Tritiya



Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaishaka month, when the Sun and Moon are in exaltation, which happens only once every year.   In this Samvatsara, the date of Akshaya Tritiya is Monday the 13th May 2013.

It is widely celebrated in all parts of India by different sections of the society irrespective of their religious faith and caste. Akshaya Tritiya, also known as “Akha Teej”, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pooja on this day, bathe in holy rivers, donate to charity and worship Lord Ganesha & Goddess Lakshmi.

The word “Akshaya” means imperishable or eternal – that which never diminishes. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune. Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune. Indians celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day.

Hindus believe in the theory of “Mahurtha” or auspicious timings in every step in life – be it to begin a new venture or making an important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar.It is believed, any meaningful activity started on this day would be fruitful.

It is also believed that this day marks the beginning of the “SatyaYug” – the first of the four Yugas. In the “Puranas”, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshay Tritiya, Vedavyasa along with Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga or Mother Ganges also descended to earth on this day.

It is further believed that people born during this time excel in spiritual life and their name will be eternally remembered. Those born during this period include Basaveshwara, Ramanujacharya, Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Chinmayananda and Buddha. If you look at May Panchanga, in the month of Vaishaka, all their Jayanthis are celebrated.

May Panchanga

1 May

May 2013 – Monthly Panchanga

Vijaya Samvatsara –Uttarayana

Vasanta Ritu – Chaitra / Vaishaka Masa


Important events for the month of May are appended below for information and guidance.
04 May 2013 – Saturday
  • Venus enters Taurus. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಕೃತ್ತಿಕೆ ೨ ವೃಷಭೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
07 May 2013 – Tuesday
  • Mahapradosha
  • ಮಹಾಪ್ರದೋಷ
09 May 2013- Thursday
  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
13 May 2013 – Monday
  • Mercury enters Taurus. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಕೃತ್ತಿಕೆ ೨ ವೃಷಭೇ ಬುಧ
  • Akshaya Tritiya
  • ಅಕ್ಷಯ ತೃತೀಯ
  • Sri Basaveshwara Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ ಜಯಂತಿ
14 May 2013 – Tuesday
  • Sun enters Taurus. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಕೃತ್ತಿಕೆ ೨ ವೃಷಭೇ ರವಿ
  • Vrishabha  Sankramana
  • ವೃಷಭ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಾನುಜಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಜಯಂತಿ
15 May 2013- Wednesday
  • Sri Shankara Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಶಂಕರ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Sri Gayathri Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಗಾಯತ್ರಿ ಜಯಂತಿ
20 May 2013 – Monday
  • Sri Vasavamba Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ವಾಸವಾಂಬ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Sri Nimishamba Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ನಿಮಿಷಾಂಬ ಜಯಂತಿ
21 May 2013 – Tuesday
  • Brihaspati Jayanthi
  • ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿ ಜಯಂತಿ
22 May 2013 – Wednesday
  • Mars enters Taurus. Mars is good in 3, 6 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಕೃತ್ತಿಕೆ ೨ ವೃಷಭೇ ಕುಜ
  • Pradosham
  •  ಪ್ರದೋಷ
23 May 2013 – Thursday
  • Narasimha Jayanthi
  • ನರಸಿಂಹ ಜಯಂತಿ
24 May 2013 – Friday
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
25 May 2013 – Saturday
  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Buddha Poornima
  • ಬುದ್ಧ ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ
27 May 2013 – Monday
  • Mercury enters Gemini. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಮೃಗಶಿರ ೨ ಮಿಥುನೇ ಬುಧ
28 May 2013 -Tuesday
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
29 May 2013 – Wednesday
  • Venus enters Gemini. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಮೃಗಶಿರ ೨ ಮಿಥುನೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
31 May 2013 – Friday
  • Jupiter enters Gemini. Jupiter is good in 2, 5, 7, 9 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಮೃಗಶಿರ ೨ ಮಿಥುನೇ ಗುರು

Note: Solar eclipse of 9/10 May and Lunar eclipse of 25 May are not visible in India.


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