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Do These Things on Akshaya Tritiya To Getting Blessings of Goddess Lakshmi – Prayers and Pujas

How to do or observe Akshay Tritiya and what are the special pujas? In 2018, the puja can be performed on April 18 as per Panchangs and Hindu pandits. The main pujas on the day are dedicated to Ganesha, Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi and Kuber. On the Akshaya Tritiya day, wake up in the morning (between 4 am and 5 am) and perform holy bath (dip) in Ganga, sea, sacred ponds or other sacred rivers and lakes.

The entire day is auspicious so you can perform the puja at any convenient time.

Main Puja
Start with a simple prayer to Ganesha. Offer Him prasad and take his blessings.

The main puja and prayers on the day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore you can do a simple Vishnu pooja in the morning with Tulsi leaves and flowers. Some people also perform an elaborate Lakshmi puja or Lakshmi kubera homa.

People also visit shrines of Goddess Lakshmi, Vishnu and Lord Krishna.

Akshaya Tritiya Offerings 
Food offerings made on the day include sweet prepared from jowar or wheat. Offering channa or chickpea is highly meritorious.

Flowers offered to Goddess Lakshmi are lotus, white rose or yellow rose.

Akshaya Tritiya and Donations
Annadhanam – offering food to the poor is considered to be the greatest thing one can do on this day. Hindus believe there is no Dhanam greater than Annadhanam.

There is a popular belief that whatever one invests in on the day will continue to grow and bring prosperity. Therefore people invest in gold on the day.

People also make donations and give alms on the day. Umbrellas, sandals etc are also donated in some regions.

Since it is one of the most auspicious days in a Hindu calendar, people begin new ventures on the day.

As Akshaya Tritiya is Kalpadi Tritiya it is a good date to perform Shradh and Tarpan.