Akshaya tritiya on Saturday April 25, 2020, is one of the most special days out of the entire year! It is considered to be incredibly fortunate. The entire day is fortunate although there are some times during the day that are even better! I have noted the specific date and hours at the end of this article.
The Sanskrit word Akshaya can be translated as inexhaustible, eternal or never diminishing. Tritiya means third. In this case it is Shukla Tritiya; the third day of the waxing (shukla/bright) moon that occurs when the Sun and the Moon are both in their exaltation signs, or strongest constellations.
New ventures, business or personal partnerships which are begun on this auspicious day are said to last for an eternity, and to be blessed with good fortune and success.
Starting a business or making an important purchase are good actions on this day. New beginnings of any kind are most auspicious during this time.
Generosity consists not of the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed. ~ Ghandi
Akshaya Tritya is also an excellent day to share our abundance with others.
Donating food, necessities or money to your favorite charity or someone in need is an important part of an offering to Lakshmi.
Lakshmi is always pictured with one hand open and giving to others, not hoarding her good fortune!
Ganesh was said to have begun penning the epic Mahabharatha for Veda Vyasa on this auspicious day. For those who have dreamed of writing a book, this would be an excellent day to start a new book!
Chanting a mantra to Ganesha, Lakshmi and Vishnu can also be done on this day to enhance the energy of this fortunate time!
Go seize the day!
Auspicious is timing good all day, however these are particularly good times:
7:48am - 9:35am PACIFIC TIME 2:50pm - 6:30pm PACIFIC TIME
8:17pm - 9:30pm PACIFIC TIME