Note: All ceremonies are free to attend.
Contributions are optional, and help cover Temple expenses.
Panditji reads contributors’ names as part of the ceremony.
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Those who contribute $60 or more will have the opportunity to get new gold blessed at this puja. Please note: gold must not have been worn or previously blessed.
Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the bright half of the Vedic month, Vaisakhamaas, which falls mid-April to mid-May. When the sun and moon are in exaltation, they are simultaneously at their peak of brightness which happens only once every year.
"Akshaya" means imperishable – eternal, that which never diminishes. The Akshaya Tritiya also marked the beginning of the Satya Yuga or the Golden Age. There are many legends associated with this auspicious day:
- Birthday of Lord Parasuram (the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu)
- Lord Krishna gave akshaya pathra (a bowl) to Drowpathi which would never go empty and produced an unlimited supply of food on demand.
- Lord Krishna gave a boon to his friend, Sudama, to bring unlimited wealth and prosperity.
On this auspicious day, those who worship Lord Ganesh and Lakshmi can buy new things (jewelry, gold), as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity, and have them blessed at the temple. It is also an auspicious day to start new businesses or projects. Projects started on this day receive support of Nature and an ever-growing good future.