Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Akshaya Tritiya (May 7th) and Buddha Purnima (May 19th)

Significance of Akshaya Tritiya

The word Akshaya means the one who cannot be diminished and things started on this auspicious day are eternal. Tritiya = the third day of the moon

Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day for inviting Goddess Lakshmi in our houses to obtain Her blessings in order to receive something that is eternal.

This day is considered to be very sacred and auspicious. It is the day that marks the beginning of Treta Yuga. It is also the day in which Shri Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, incarnated Himself.

It is during this day that Sudhama visited the palace of Shri Krishna in Dwarika. In this same day, the Pandavas ended their stage in the forest and received from Shri Krishna an ever-filled pot, which could feed everyone before Shri Draupadi Herself had eaten.

It is believed that we obtain punyas if we do good deeds during this day. It is advisable to forgive and forget the past, to renew relationships with friends and relatives, to give up bad habits (smoking, drinking) and to decide to take up good practices (like spiritual evolution etc).

Shri Mataji has agreed to a Puja in this day in 1989. At the end of this puja, She offered to give sahaja yogis whatever they would request, but advised them to ask for something „eternal”. Every moment of this day – May 7th in 2008 – is considered auspicious.

Purnima – Full Moon

Buddha Purnima – The Day of the Full Moon from the month of Baisakh, when Shri Buddha was born (May 19th in 2008).

(translated from a message of Prasad Rao on the Brazilian network – every translation or other correction most welcome!)

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