Akshay Tritiya is an Agrarian festival that marks the commencement of agricultural activities in the state. The festival is celebrated by performing 'Akhi Muthi Anukula', a ceremonial act of sowing seeds in paddy fields after ploughing.
As per a popular belief, buying gold and silver on Akshay Tritiya brings prosperity. Hence, people in the State were keen to buy the precious yellow metal on the auspicious occasion.
From this day, construction of the chariots for the world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins too
With new moon in Taurus and partial solar eclipse and lunar eclipse this month and auspicious energy of a Akshaya Tritiya around, the month of May is going to be more intense than usual.
Like ordinary people, the sibling deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra also suffer from sultry heat of summer months.
The Akhi Muthi Anukula rituals were observed in adherence to Covid protocols by the farming communities across Odisha today marking the initiation of this season agricultural activities.
Puri: While uncertainty looms large over Rath Yatra in Puri this year amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Coronavirus, the highest body of Hindu religious scholars in Puri Srimandir, Mukti Mandap, stated on Monday that there is no harm if the annual Rath Yatra is not held this year in the wake […]
Puri: It is matter of faith and devotion that bind devotees to the Lord and the decision to conduct Rath Yatra amid COVID19 outbreak purely depends on the State government, said Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb after Puri Srimandir’s Managing Committee meeting today. The Puri king further stated that it is the responsibility of both […]
Dehradun: “Chardham Yatra” — the pilgrimage to four Hindu shrines nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkahand, begins on Tuesday, on the auspicious Akshay Tritiya day. Welcoming the pilgrims, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat wished them a successful pilgrimage to the four shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. “Uttarakhand is ready to welcome the pilgrims […]
Puri: Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of the Trinity, construction of chariots began with ‘Ratha Anukula’ here on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Wednesday. The three 12-ft sacred logs of ‘Dhaura Katha’ were brought to the ‘Ratha Khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The process commenced with the axe being given the divine touch […]
Puri: Preparation for the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath started with ‘Ratha Anukula’, that marks the beginning of chariot construction process, as per customary rituals on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya today. The three 12 ft logs of ‘dhaura katha’ (specific logs) were brought to the ‘ratha khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The […]