Short Paragraph on Akshaya Tritiya Festival

Here is your short paragraph on Akshaya Tritiya Festival:

This is a very significant day for Hindus who as a token of austerity do not take salt on this auspicious day. Devotees bath in some sacred rivers and barley flour mixed with water and sugar is eaten. This falls in the month of Vaisakh (April-May).


This is celebrated on the third day of the Hindi year and is an agricultural festival of Orissa.

On this day the farmer ceremonially starts sowing seeds in the field especially paddy. Early in the morning farmers in their respective homes arrange the materials for the ritual. After taking ablution in a river or tank they wear new clothes and carry the seeds in new baskets. In the field offerings are made to Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth which the farmers perform themselves.

Then they sow seeds ceremonially praying the Goddess for a rich bumper crop. In the evening feasts (strictly vegetarian) are arranged in respective homes. In western Orissa this festival is called ‘Muthi Chhuan’. Eating of green-leaves (Shag) is forbidden for the day. It is observed by all farmers irrespective of caste and creed.

On this day women also worship ‘Sasthi Debi’ popularly called ‘Sathi Duchhei’. The Goddess is said to be the guardian of children. She has also the power to bestow the women with children. Therefore she is propitiated with great devotion.

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