Akshayatritiya, Akshaya-tritiya, Akṣayatṛtīyā: 5 definitions


Akshayatritiya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Akṣayatṛtīyā can be transliterated into English as Aksayatrtiya or Akshayatritiya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Akṣayatṛtīyā (अक्षयतृतीया).—The third day of Śuklapakṣa of the month Vaiśākha. It is all the more important if Kṛttikā happens to be the nakṣatra of that day. A prayer to Janārdana on that day accompanied by fasting is equal to performing the Rājasūya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 65. 1-7.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Agriculture: A Survey

Akshaya Tritiya is the name of a Hindu and Jain harvest festival.—In India as in every country, agriculture was an integral part of popular culture and gave rise to annual fairs, cattle melas, festivals and rituals, all of which were occasions for celebration. Almost every part of India had its own dates and customs for the purpose: Akshaya Tritiya, for instance, a Hindu and Jain festival, is now often taken to be an auspicious day for buying gold, but it is also a harvest festival in parts of western and northern India.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geogprahy

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Akṣaya-tṛtīyā.—(EI 4, 23; CII 4; IA 18; BL), same as Vai- śākha su-di 3; see akṣata-tṛtīyā. Note: akṣaya-tṛtīyā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣayatṛtīyā (अक्षयतृतीया).—the festival falling on the third day of the bright half of Vaiśākha (the first day of (satyayuga), which is said to secure permanence to all actions performed on that day (vaiśākhe māsi rājendra śukla- pakṣe tṛtīyikā | akṣayā sā tithiḥ proktā kṛttikārohiṇīyutā || tasyāṃ dānādikaṃ sarvapakṣayaṃ samudāhṛtam).

Akṣayatṛtīyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms akṣaya and tṛtīyā (तृतीया).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akṣayatṛtīyā (अक्षयतृतीया).—f.

(-yā) The third day of the lunar half of the month of Vaisak'ha. (April-May.) E. akṣaya durable, and tṛtīyā the third day: the consequences of meritorious actions performed on this day being permanent, as it is the first day of the Satya Yuga or the anniversary of creation.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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