Akshay Trutiya , the day of many beginning

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Akshay Tritiya in Odisha, the festival is the beginning of many other festivals. Akshay Tritiya is otherwise named as Akhaa teej . The festival is observed on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of “Baisakha” of the traditional Hindu calendar. Akshay is the Sanskrit word, mean there is no diminishes. The day is particularly considered auspicious for buying long term assets like gold and silver, including ornaments made of the same; diamond and other precious stones; and the real estate. Akshaya Tritiya Day is the auspicious day to start of new a business, ground breaking for construction.

In Odisha, exclusively an agricultural festival celebrated on the third day of the Hindu year. On this day the farmer ceremonially starts sowing seeds in the field, especially paddy. Early in the morning, farmers in their respective homes arrange the materials for the ritual. In western Odisha, this festival is called ‘Muthi Chhuan’. Eating of green leaves (‘Shag’) is forbidden for the day. It is observed by all farmers irrespective of their caste and creed.

The famous Chandan Yatra of Lord Jagannath, which is observed in various other shrines of Orissa starts from this day. Moreover, from this auspicious day the carpenters start building the cars (‘Ratha’) of Lord Jagannath, Balabadra and Subhadra.

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