Akshaya Tritiya in West Bengal —auspicious day for all Hindus


Akshaya Tritiya is believed as an auspicious day for all Hindus. This day is celebrated as a holy day in major parts of India along with West Bengal. It is believed that Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of God Vishnu was born in this day and this day is ruled by God Vishnu. Read this full article to get details of this auspicious day.

Brief History of Akshaya Tritiya


Akshaya Tritiya, holy day of Hindus, falls on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha, according to the Hindu calendar.
In 2011 Akshaya Tritiya falls on May 6 Friday.
According to the Hindus God Vishnu rules this day. Hindus also celebrate this day as the birthday of Hindu sage Parashurama who is the sixth Avatar of the God Vishnu.
In Sanskrit the word Akshaya means one that never diminishes. This day is believed to bring good luck a and success.

Celebration of Akshaya Tritiya in Bengal


Like other parts of India, this holy day is also celebrated in West Bengal. The people of Bengal celebrate this day as one of the religious and auspicious day. Many Bengalis believe that buying long-term assets like gold or silver in this special day will bring them success. Many businessman and traders of Bengal celebrate this day by performing the "Halkatha", and also some other religious functions like worship of Goddess Lakshmi.
Some Bengalis also like to perform some Pujas or just visiting temples in this auspicious day.


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