Mumbai celebrate 'Akshay Tritiya' by buying gold

The jewellery shop in Mumbai were catering to many customers on Monday on the account of 'Akshay Tritiya'. It is a traditional belief that jewellery bought on Akshaya Tritiya day is more auspicious.

Akshay TritiyaA woman purchasing gold jewellery on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in Navi Mumbai. Pic/PTI

Akshay Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, falls on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha during the month of Vaishakha. It is one of the most auspicious days celebrated by Hindus.

The word 'Akshay' means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed.

Akshay TritiyaA woman buying gold jewellery at a shop on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in Thane. Pic/PTI

The day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures. The legend is that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya continues to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, new ventures, like starting a business, construction, etc. is performed on Akshay Tritiya.

Gold prices dipped by Rs 250 to close at Rs 30,100 per 10 gms at the bullion market on Monday

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