AKSHAYA TRITIYA And The Gudi Padwa PUJA for the year 2017:

AKSHAYA TRITIYA And The Gudi Padwa PUJA for the year 2017:

Facts about the Akshaya Tritiya;

The auspicious date and day- 28th April, friday.

Puja Mahurat- 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours  00 minutes).

Beginning of Tritiya Tithu- 10:21pm on 28 th April.

End of Tritiya Tithi- 06:42 on 29th April.

Akshay Tritiya or Akha Teej is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Vaisakha, the same day as the “Jayanti” (birthday) of Lord Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu (the preserver of the Trinity Gods). Both the Sun and the Moon are trusted to be the most luminous on this day.

The Hindu and Jain lunar calendars are never short of Akshaya Tritiya, irrespective of any addition or deduction of Tithis, reinstating the meaning of Akshaya as “never diminishing”. This sacred festival of Jains and Hindus is considered fortunate for the commencement of any new venture.

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The Akshaya Tritiya Puja 2017 is expected to be marked by the following pujas by the various communities:-

  1. Gaje Puja- Worshipping elephants for sustained wealth and prosperity.
  2. Ashwa Puja- Honouring the horse as the disciple of Mars and the symbol of energy and command so as to receive mental peace and optimism.
  3. Gou Puja- Paying regards to the symbol of love, kindness and warmth.
  4. Mahalakshmi Puja- Conducted by nine priests chanting 1008 names of Goddess Lakhsmi before the idol of Maa Sundara Mahalakshmi, depicting sixty four of her avatars in one.
  5. Kuber Puja- Invoking the blessings of Asht Siddhis and Nav Niidhis, wisdom, valour, virtues and glory.

This day of endless good fortune is also said to be free of all malevolent effects by many Indian astrologers.
Now, let us see the GUDI PADWA PUJA:

The first day of the Goan/Konkani and Maharashtrian year (the first day of the Chaitra month) according to the Luni-Solar calendar, the beginning of the new Samvatsara, a cycle of sixty years, is celebrated as Samvatsar Padvo or more commonly, Gudi Padwa. The people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka celebrate this day as Ugadi. In North India, this day marks this day as the very first day of the Chaitra Navaratri.

Believed to be the day this Universe was created by Lord Brahma, it celebrates the simple joys and sorrows of life through its various offerings of soaked dal, cumin seeds, honey and asafetida.

For the Gudi Padwa puja 2017; this day will be the 28th of March,Tuesday when the Marathi Vikram Samvat, 2074 commences. The Pratipada Tithi will begin at 08:33pm on the28th of March, and last till 05:59pm on 29th March.

Besides the auspicious flag hoisting (the Gudi) in front of homes, two other customary practices of Gudi Pudwa are beginning the day with an oil-bath and eating of the “prasadam” made from Neem leaves, Neem flowers and jaggery. The green and yellow silk “gudi”, all adorned with Mango leaves, Neem leaves, red flowers and “gaohi” (sweets),stands hoisted on a bamboo stave on top of which rests a “kalash” ornamented with bright flowers. In most houses, a rangoli encircles the bamboo staff.On this day, the residents of Karnataka savour the Puran Poli (Obbattu or Hollige) hot or cold with coconut milk or ghee or milk toppings while rejoicing the herald of Spring.

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Jan, 12 2017 02:35 pm