• Customers purchase gold ornaments on Akshaya Tritiya.Reuters
  • Pictured: Gold ornaments displayed in a jewellery.Reuters

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, which falls on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha during the month of Vaishakha, is one of the most auspicious days celebrated by Hindus. This year, it is being celebrated on Monday, May 9.

The word "Akshaya" means 'the never diminishing' in Sanskrit, and the most common practice followed by people during the day is the purchase of gold. This is said to bring good luck and success. The day is believed to be the birthday of Lord Parasurama — the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is also said that the sage, Veda Vyas, and Lord Ganesha began writing the epic Mahabharata on this day.

Check out some wishes and picture messages that can be shared on Akshaya Tritiya 2016:

  • May God bless you abundantly on this auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. May it be a new beginning for you, filled with prosperity, success and happiness. Happy Akshaya Tritiya.
  • May this auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya bring you good luck and success that never diminishes. Happy Akshaya Tritiya.
  • May this Akshaya Tritiya light up for you, full of smiles and happiness. Greetings of the festival.
  • The belief is that valuables bought on this special day of Akshaya Tritiya will bring prosperity, luck and success in your life. Happy Akshaya Tritiya.
  • May Lord Vishnu bless you with wealth and prosperity on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
  • Akshay Tritiya aayi hai, Sang khushiya laayi hai, Sukh samriddhi paayi hai, Prem ki bahar chhayi hai. Happy Akshaya Tritiya 2016.
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