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    Child marriage is a common practice in Rajasthan on Akshaya Tritiya day.Reuters

India decks up to buy gold on 21 April as the date is marked as Akshaya Tritiya this year, also known as Akha Teej.

The auspicious day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is a holy day for Hindus, which falls on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakha month.

Apart from purchasing gold, the day is auspicious for marriages as well. In northern parts of India, especially in Rajasthan, child marriage is a common practice on Akha Teej. Also, the day is considered auspicious to start new ventures like a business or a construction etc.

Akshaya Tritiya is observed as the birthday of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Also, on this day, Lord Ganesha and Veda Vyasa began to pen down the epic story of Mahabharata.

Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped by Hindus on this auspicious day.

Below are wishes and greetings to send to your family and friends:

  • Sanskrit word Akshaya means one that never diminishes. May this day of Akshaya Tritiya bring you good luck and success which never diminishes.
  • Gold is everywhere. All are looking to buy Gold. Everyone waiting for the auspicious day to come. Before you leave for purchasing Gold, I greet you a Happy Akshaya Tritiya
  • Akshay Tritiya aayi hai, Sang khushiya laayi hai, Sukh samriddhi paayi hai, Prem ki bahar chhayi hai. Happy Akshaya Tritiya 2015
  • May Lord bless you on this auspicious day of Akshaya Trithiya, and may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. Greetings on Akshaya Trithiya
  • Maa Lakshmi aap par apni kripa hamesha banaye rahkhee. Apko Akshaya Tritiya ki Shubh Kamnaye.
  • Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewellery bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune. Happy Akshaya Tritiya
  • Aapko aivam apke parivaar ko Akkha Teej ki shubhkaamnayein. Maa Lakshmi apne kumkum lage kadmo se apke ghar aaye.
  • Akshaya Tritiya is a sacred and auspicious day. There is a belief that valuables bought on this special day will bring prosperity, luck and success. So purchase gold of your wish. Happy Akshaya Tritiya

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