Akshaya Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. This year Akshaya Navami is being celebrated on 2nd November. Akshaya Navami has a special significance in Hinduism. On the day of Akshaya Navami, worshiping the gooseberry tree and eating food under it has special significance.
Today is Akshaya Navami, it is also called Amla Navami. Worship of Shri Hari, Lord Vishnu and Amla tree has special significance on this day, so let us tell you about Akshaya Navami fast and worship method.
Know about Akshay Navami
Akshaya Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. This year Akshaya Navami is being celebrated on 2nd November. Akshaya Navami has a special significance in Hinduism. On the day of Akshaya Navami, worshiping the gooseberry tree and eating food under it has special significance. Pundits believe that women worship the Amla tree and sit under it and pray for the child’s protection and protection. Also, bathing in holy rivers on the day of Akshaya Navami has special significance.
Importance of Akshaya Navami
It has been described in the Puranas that on the day of Akshaya Navami, Lord Vishnu killed a demon named Kushmandaka. Also, on the day of Akshaya Navami, Shri Krishna had circumambulated three forests before killing Kansa. On the day of Amla Navami, people circumambulate Mathura-Vrindavan and also conduct Jagrata at night. It is believed in the scriptures that Dwapar Yuga started from Akshaya Navami. On this day Krishna also killed Kansa and established religion. Amla is also called the fruit of immortality.
Worship like this on Akshaya Navami
First of all, wake up early in the morning and take a bath in the river or nearby pond and wear clean clothes. After that, cleaning should be done around the gooseberry tree. After this, offer water to the gooseberry tree. Then worship Amla with turmeric, rice, flowers and kumkum or vermilion. Light a lamp of ghee under the gooseberry tree in the evening and also do havan. One should circumambulate the gooseberry tree 7 times to worship methodically. When the parikrama is completed, people should distribute prasad. After that food should be taken under the gooseberry tree.
Also read: Worship of Tulsi and Amla in Kartik month increases prosperity
Amla is helpful in fighting diseases
Amla is rich in Vitamin C, which is helpful in fighting various types of diseases, so eat Amla on the day of Akshaya Navami.
Mythology related to Akshaya Navami
In ancient times, there lived a Vaishya couple who were childless in a city named Kashi. He had a lot of wealth, but due to not having children, the couple used to be very unhappy. One day a neighbor told Vaish’s wife that if she sacrifices a child, she will get a child. On this one of his daughters he pushed the well. After this the girl died and she started harassing her soul couple. Vaish’s wife also got leprosy. When Vaish came to know, he was very happy and he told his wife that you have committed a big crime. You go to the banks of the Ganges and repent of your sins. Vaish’s wife did the same. Then Mother Ganga was pleased and told her that after worshiping Amla on Akshaya Navami, eat Amla, then all your troubles will go away. In this way, by worshiping Amla and fasting on Akshaya Navami, all the troubles of the Vaish couple were removed and they also got children.
Interesting story related to Amla tree
According to the legend, once Goddess Lakshmi came to the earth to visit. On the way he had a desire to worship Lord Vishnu and Shiva together. Mata Lakshmi thought about how Vishnu and Shiva can be worshiped together. Tulsi is dear to Lord Vishnu and Bel leaves to Lord Shiva. Mother Lakshmi thought that the quality of Tulsi and Bel is found together in the gooseberry tree. In such a situation, considering the gooseberry tree as a symbol of Vishnu and Shiva, Goddess Lakshmi worshiped the gooseberry tree. It is said that pleased with the worship, Vishnu and Shiva appeared. Goddess Lakshmi prepared food under the gooseberry tree and fed it to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. After this he himself had food, on the day when Goddess Lakshmi worshiped Shiva and Vishnu, that day was Kartik Shukla Navami Tithi. Since then, the Navami date of Kartik Shukla was celebrated as Amla Navami or Akshaya Navami.
Donation has special significance on Akshaya Navami
Donation after bathing in rivers on the day of Akshaya Navami has special significance. On this day people go to the temple and give various types of donations. On this day, by worshiping, offering bath, donating food, and doing charity, one gets renewable virtuous fruits.
These measures are beneficial on Akshaya Navami
Worshiping husband and wife together on this Navami brings ultimate peace, good fortune, happiness and best children and also gives freedom from the bondage of rebirth. On the day of Akshaya Navami, husband and wife should jointly plant five gooseberry trees along with five other fruit trees to get the best results. After worshiping, offering Kheer, Puri, vegetables and sweets etc. with great reverence gives benefit. On this day all the wishes are fulfilled by worshiping the Amla tree and circumambulating it 108 times. After worshiping Amla, Brahmins also offer banquet in the shade of the tree and themselves also take prasad.
– Pragya Pandey