About Hinduism -
Hinduism origin, Hinduism history,
Hinduism beliefs & Hinduism facts

690 articles published
")-->
Home   Articles   Akshaya Tritiya (Trutiya) – A Spiritual Perspective

Akshaya Tritiya (Trutiya) – A Spiritual Perspective

Introduction:

Akshaya Tritiya – Let us understand the significance of this auspicious day.

There are three and a half auspicious times (muhūrtas) in a year. These are the entire days of Akshaya Tritiya (Trutīyā), Samvatsaraarambh (Gudhipadwa) and Dasheraa and the half day of Balipratipadā. The importance of these days is that there is no need to check the auspicious time for any auspicious deeds (kārya) because each and every moment of these three and half days is auspicious.

Below we see the explanation from the Holy text Madanratna about how the third day (Trutiya), of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Vaishākha, acquired its name.

 अस्यां तिथौ क्षयमुर्पति हुतं न दत्तं ।
तेनाक्षयेति कथिता मुनिभिस्तृतीया ।
उद्दिश्य दैवतपितृन्क्रियते मनुष्यै: ।
तत् च अक्षयं भवति भारत सर्वमेव ।। – मदनरत्न

Meaning: Deity Shrīkrushna tells Yudishthira “Oh King! Donation or sacrificial fire done on this day never goes waste. Thus our great sages have called this day ‘Akshaya Tritiya.’ The rituals performed on this day, for pleasing God and helping ancestors in going to higher planes, always prove to be fruitful.

Akshaya Tritiya: The first day of Trētāyug*

Akshaya Tritiya the day when Trētāyug (the second era of existence) commenced. Hindu Scriptures (Dharmashaastra) attach great importance to the day when one Yug (era) ends and another Yug commences. This day marks the end of bad times (kalaha-kaal) of the earlier Yug and the beginning of good times (Satyayug) of the next Yug. Although this transition is only momentary, the whole day is considered to be auspicious, since the effect of the transition lasts for twenty four hours. Hence this day is considered as an auspicious day (muhūrta). On this very day, Deity Hayagriv, Deity Narayan as well as Deity Parshūrām descended on Earth. This helps us in understanding the importance of this day.

The importance of donation on Akshaya Tritiya*

By making charitable donations we gain merits. The donations offered on Akshaya Tritiya day are never wasted. Hence offering donations on this day accrues a lot of merit.

If in the previous birth an individual has done positive deeds (karma), the sins committed by him reduce and his merits increase when he gains merit by donating on this day. As a result, he can go to heaven (Swargalok). However, a seeker’s aim is not to attain heaven but to merge with God (Moksha). Hence a seeker should offer donations for the cause of God (Sat) or to the deserving (Satpaatre daanam) on this day. Here satpaatre daanam means offering a donation for the spread of spirituality, nation and Righteousness (Dharma). By offering satpaatre danam, the donor does not acquire merit, but his karma (of donation) becomes akarma (karma performed without any doer-ship and so not attracting any merit or demerit) and he gets elevated, spiritually. With spiritual progress, the seeker, instead of going to Heaven, goes further in the higher positive spiritual planes (loka).

Offering sesame seeds (til-tarpan) to Deities and ancestors on Akshaya Tritiya*

Due to an increase in spiritual purity (sāttviktā) on Akshaya Trutiya, on an average there is a 60-70% chance of feeling good and a 30-40% chance of experiencing distress due to departed ancestral souls. By sincerely offering sesame seeds (til-tarpaṇ) with devotion and spiritual emotion (bhāv), the debt unto God and ancestors reduces to some extent as God and the ancestors are pleased. They bestow their blessings on the seeker for his spiritual progress and obstacles in his personal life are removed.

Worshipping Goddess Mother Earth (Mrutika Devi) on Akshaya Tritiya*

Due to the everlasting blessings/grace of the Goddess Mother Earth (Mrutika Dēvī) we are bestowed with the grace of the Goddess of food grains (Dhaanyalakshmī), the Goddess of wealth (Dhanalakshmī) and the Goddess of Prosperity (Vaibhavlakshmī). Akshaya Trutiya is the day when we pay obeisance and worship the Goddess Mrutika with the spiritual emotion of gratitude.

The cultivation of fields and sowing of seeds:*

The advent of Akshaya Tritiya hails the advent of the monsoon in India (Bhaarat). The arrival of the monsoon season, that is the first day of the Mrug Nakshatrā (the deer star cluster) and this day are closely related. Generally, fields should be ploughed on the auspicious day of Hindu New Year (Gudhipadwa or Yugaadi). The ploughed fields should then be prepared (cultivated) for sowing the seeds till Akshaya  Tritiya. Then on this day we should pay obeisance and worship Mrutika Dēvī in the cultivated field with the spiritual emotion of gratitude. By performing this ritual on the auspicious day of Akshaya  Trutiya, we get an abundant crop from such fields and there is never any shortage of seeds.

The planting of trees:*

The trees planted on this auspicious day blossom with abundant fruits. Similarly Āyurvēda medicinal herbs, planted on this auspicious day survive forever and we do not face any shortage of medicinal herbs.

* Based on Divine Knowledge received by some seekers doing sādhanā as per Gurukrupāyoga.

To know more about this divine knowledge please visit the about us section of this website.

This entry was posted in Akshaya Tritiya, Hindu Festivals. Bookmark the permalink.

 

11 Responses to Akshaya Tritiya (Trutiya) – A Spiritual Perspective

  1. Indira Gajadhar says:

    I would like to know if it is white till or black till used and the procedure fot this worship please. Thank you for such
    informative information.

    • Forum for Hindu Awakening says:

      Namaskar Indira ji,

      It is very nice you want to do til tarpan on Akshay Trutiya. We can use black til for the til tarpan. Bhav (spiritual emotion) is important to get maximum spiritual benefit of this ritual.

      Please share any experiences you get after doing til tarpan on Akshay Trutiya.

      With Gratitude
      FHA team

  2. indra says:

    I am a very staunch believer in the hindu dharma and many of its practices. For this reason I wish to observe all the hindu festivals without the pomp and fanfare the modern day has attributed to it but with sincere prayers and blessings of our elders and the gods. This is the fist site that has an interactive platform which has allowed me to voice my feelings about such a website. I am truly grateful to the knowledge published in this website and look forward to looking up to it for guidance in my correct practice of the sacred hindu dharma. thank you very much team for hosting this great knowledge base.

  3. indra says:

    delighted to have come across this website. please keep up the good work in guiding us. thank you

  4. sapthagirish says:

    Very interesting

  5. This day is very valuable day.

    This is day we purchase silver or gold, that year increase gold and silver on purchser.

    wish you happy Akshaya Tritiya,festival.

    • Forum for Hindu Awakening says:

      Namaskar,
      We sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your query.

      Akshaya Tritiya the day when Trētāyug (the second era of existence) commenced. Hindu Scriptures (Dharmashaastra) attach great importance to the day when one Yug (era) ends and another Yug commences. This day marks the end of bad times(kalaha-kaal) of the earlier Yug and the beginning of good times (Satyayug) of the next Yug. Although this transition is only momentary, the whole day is considered to be auspicious, since the effect of the transition lasts for twenty four hours. Hence this day is considered as an auspicious day (muhūrta). On this very day, Deity Hayagriv, Deity Narayan as well as Deity Parshūrāmdescended on Earth. This helps us in understanding the importance of this day.

      The concept of buying gold on this day is and advent of the current times and does not have any spiritual benefit related to it. To get maximum benefit of Akshay Trutiya one should shradhha, til tarpan or donate to a worthy cause.

      Gratitude,
      Seekers at Forum for Hindu Awakening,
      http://www.HinduAwakening.org

  6. Kumar says:

    First of all I would like to congratulate the owner for the wonderful job. I’m an ardent devotee of sanathana dharma…would like to know how to do the prayes of til tarpan…beside i heard is auspicious day to buy gold and do investment…so plz guide me what to do if we buy gold….thanx in advance….

    • Forum for Hindu Awakening says:

      Namaskar Kumar ji,

      We sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your query. It is very nice to hear that you are an ardent devotee of Sanatan Dharma. The main reason Akshay Trutiya is considered a auspicious day is as follows:

      Akshaya Tritiya the day when Trētāyug (the second era of existence) commenced. Hindu Scriptures (Dharmashaastra) attach great importance to the day when one Yug (era) ends and another Yug commences. This day marks the end of bad times(kalaha-kaal) of the earlier Yug and the beginning of good times (Satyayug) of the next Yug. Although this transition is only momentary, the whole day is considered to be auspicious, since the effect of the transition lasts for twenty four hours. Hence this day is considered as an auspicious day (muhūrta). On this very day, Deity Hayagriv, Deity Narayan as well as Deity Parshūrāmdescended on Earth. This helps us in understanding the importance of this day.

      The concept of buying gold on this day is and advent of the current times and does not have any spiritual benefit related to it. To get maximum benefit of Akshay Trutiya one should shradhha, til tarpan or donate to a worthy cause.

      Please see this link which provides details of til tarpan.

      https://forumforhinduawakening.org/dharma/blog/akshay-tritiya-spiritual-celebration/

      Gratitude,
      Seekers at Forum for Hindu Awakening
      http://www.HinduAwakening.org

  7. V K Sharma says:

    May God shower His choicest blessings to you all for doing this great service of enlightenment on great Dharam- Hinduism. Congratulations for Akhchai Tritya. You may get all the punya for the same.

  8. Mohana Rao Koppole says:

    I am particularly delighted at this interactive and participatory website stressing on the Spiritual point of view as well,apart from the ritual and meaning associated with it.
    Many people misuse this importance of the day for acquiring more & more Gold ornaments tempted by certain advertisements in commercial practices.(Welcome Lakshmi as GOLD)
    The real aspects like Dana or Charity and sincerity of purpose of self actualization are completely lost sight of the celebration.
    I wish this would enlighten our people as to its real significance. Thank you so much.

Leave a Reply