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Akshaya Tritiya is an important Hindu festival and I have seen people buying jewellery and other items on this "auspicious day".

How is Akshaya Tritiya celebrated in the world? To be more specific, I am concerned with celebrations inside India as well as outside India (Bali or in the United States or any other regions with significant population)

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You see akshay tritiya is seen as day of creation when Lord Bramha Started creating the srishti (universe). There are four more aspects related to it.

  1. Parshurama Avatar Janma(Birth of Lord Parshurama).

  2. The (never-ending/Akshaya) Svyam Siddha muhurata also known as Akshaya muhurata.

  3. The (not so very famous) Lord Vishnu's Haygriva avatar also appeared on Akshaya tritiya.

  4. The Mahabharata Literature writing (by Lord Ganesha) and dictation (by Lord Vyasa)started on this day.

So coming to the point of celebrations it is done at personal level (that is what people want in akshaya(never ending or endless) amount). In temple's though they celebrate by giving Lord Narayana a mango Bath or "amra-abhishek" and a full fledged fruit abhishek to Lord Rudra/Shiva in Shiva Linga form.The fruits which are freshly arrived in the season are first offered to God before consumption that is why abhishek with fruits is done.

Talking about celebrations out of India it is the individual choice of the people, they can celebrate by making fasts and buying precious things (as they like or majority of them do) for the wealth or prosperity to be akshaya(never ending or infinite). But there are no large scale celebrations like Diwali and Dusshera outside or in India. Only worship and Pooja (in various forms like Fruit Abhishek) is done.

For refrence see this

  • I appreciate your answer, but even after being a Hindu and speaking Hindi, I understand roughly 1/3rd of it. It would be nice if you could explain it some more. – Aditya Somani Jul 22 '14 at 0:41
  • What point or exact para did you not understand or on what do you need more explanation? – Yogi Jul 22 '14 at 7:06
  • Mostly, the whole of it. Lord Narayana's Mango and "abhishek" and the never ending svyam siddha muhurata etc... – Aditya Somani Jul 23 '14 at 8:17
  • Swyam Siddha means Proved in itself to be Akshaya.In summers there is arrival or large number and variety of fruits and before eating it we give it to lord as in the form of prasada and abhishek (bathing with fruit juice), for lord shiva on shivaratri it's fruit+sugarcane juice bath(abhishek) with rudra mantra. – Yogi Jul 23 '14 at 8:29
  • Which Scripture says Parshurama was born on Akshya Tritya? – YDS Jul 28 '18 at 15:07

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