Holidays & Observances: Akshaya Tritiya

For all the posts in this Holidays & Observances series, go here.

Prologue: I have been meaning to write a series about Holidays and Observances that we (my family and friends) follow in both India (my birth country) and USA (my adopted country). This series is dedicated to those. On a side note, perhaps I might witness some of the celebrations from other countries as well that may get their way into this series. šŸ™‚

This is a spring festival followed by Jains and Hindus all over, and this year (2023) it was on April 22nd. Hindus consider this as a festival of good luck and success. Akshaya means never diminishing. Hence, it is common practice to buy gold on this day in the belief that it’s value will never diminish.

On this day followers worship Lord Vishnu. This day is considered highly auspicious for new ventures, weddings and investments.

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