Akshaya Navami 2023: Akshaya Navami has great importance in the Hindu religion. The festival is considered as important as Akshaya Tritiya.
It is believed that Satya Yuga started on this day. Akshaya Navami is also known as Alma Navami and prayers are offered to the amla tree.
Devotees start early in the morning and visit a nearby temple with an ama tree after taking a bath. Then they sit around the amla tree and offer their prayers.
Akshaya, name suggests, means something cannot decrease. It is believed to be one of the most auspicious days of the year for doing charity and engaging in social deeds.Date: Akshaya Navami is celebrated on Navami Tithi, the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. According to Drik Panchang, it falls on November 21 this year. The Navami Tithi began at 3:16 AM on November 21 and will end at 1:09 AM on November 22.
History: This day is considered auspicious for the Hindu belief. It is said that on the day of Akshaya Navami, Lord Krishna travelled to Mathura to fulfil his duties. He travelled the streets of Vrindavan and Gokul to reach Mathura.
According to Hindu mythology, the Satya Yuga started on this day, and hence, Akshaya Navami is also known as Satya Yugadi. It is believed that doing good deeds on this day will bear fruits and make lives prosperous.
On this day, Lord Vishnu defeated demon Kushmanda. Since then, this day is also known as Kushmanda Navami.
Significance:This day, people worship an amla tree and perform charity. In West Bengal, Jagaddhatri puja is celebrated on this day. People worship the goddess of Satta – Maa Jagaddhatri with utmost devotion and dedication. It is believed that worshipping Maa Jagaddhatri will eliminate all kinds of sadness and difficulties from one’s life.