Akshaya Tritiya 2016 Gold Offers: The Best Gold Deals And Offers Across India

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej – falling on May 9 this year is one of the holiest days of the year for Hindus and Jains, and the date is upon us, bringing in Akshaya Tritiya 2016 gold offers by the dozen.

Falling in the month of Vaishakha, Akshaya Tritiya is one of the four most important days in the calendar for Hindus and a very auspicious date that celebrates the birthday of Lord Parasurama – the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu the preserver.

Akshaya Tritiya: Significance, Symbolism And Importance

The Hindu calendar is a lunar calendar, and as such is divided into tithis or 1/30 th of a lunar month. Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third tithi or lunar day of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Vaishakha.

  • Akshaya means eternal and tritiya means third, signifying the third lunar day .
  • Apart from being the birthday of Lord Parusurama, this auspicious date is celebrated by the Hindus for also being the day that Veda Vyas began to write the Mahabharatha – by having the first ever recital in front of Lord Ganesha.
  • There is a reference made to Akshaya Tritiya in the Mahabharata – The Pandavas are presented with a Akshaya Patra (vessel) by Krishna on this day. The vessel would never run out of food and provided the Pandavas with the sustenance they needed during their exile.
  • Jains celebrate and commemorate the day Tirthankara Rishabhanatha broke his one year long fast by drinking sugarcane juice that was poured into his cupped hands.
  • Kubera, the treasurer, is believed to have prayed to the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, on this day. He was rewarded with perpetual prosperity (Akshaya or eternal) which is why the day is considered so auspicious for any new ventures and beginnings, including the buying of gold and marriage.
  • Kulesa, Lord Krishna’s childhood friend is believed to have visited him in Dwarka on this day – offering him a gift of poha (a popular breakfast and snack item in large parts of the country). Kulesa went to seek help for his abject financial situation and was initially ashamed to share his humble gift with Krishna, who forced him to give it anyway. As soon as Krishna tasted the poha, Kulesa’s poverty vanished and he became rich overnight. Vaishanavas (devotees of Lord Vishnu) hence fast on this day and eventually break their fast with poha.
  • All in all, the day is considered highly auspicious and people all across the land eagerly await the date to begin new ventures, buy property and to buy gold.
  • It is also one of the most auspicious days of the year to get married, and the time of marriage isn’t important on Akshaya Tritiya as the entire day is believed to bring prosperity and luck.

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Akshaya Tritiya: The Most Auspicious Date For Weddings

Akshaya Tritiya 2016 Gold Offers - The Most Auspicious Date For Weddings

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  • According to belief the wedding of Goddess Madhura and God Sundaresa (one of the many incarnations of Lord Shiva) took place on this day, and any who follow in their footsteps are blessed with eternal happiness and wealth by the gods themselves.
  • The other thing that makes Akshaya Tritiya such an auspicious and important day for weddings across the land is the fact that the sun and the moon are in their radiant phases and in an exalted state, astrologically speaking.
  • The combination of the above 2 factors sees an incredible rush amongst couples to get married on Akshaya Tritiya – wedding vendors are often swamped in both work and profit as a result.
    It is believed that couples who’s horoscopes are not aligned or are mismatched can erase any and all complications and negative energy surrounding their marriage just by getting married on such an auspicious date.
  • One of the most famous weddings that took place on this day is the Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan wedding back in 2007.
  • Some states have organized community weddings where a huge mandap sees multiple couples tie the knot on Akshaya Tritya – giving even those with limited financial means the enjoyment of a splendid community wedding.

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Purchasing Gold: A Most Auspicious Deed

While many in the business sector often wait for this date (which falls on May 9 this year) to kick start an ambitious business venture, the rest of the community with no such business dealings prefers to purchase gold.
The practice started from the belief that buying gold (a symbol of wealth) on this special day would mean perpetual prosperity as Akshaya means eternal. Hence those in the market for jewelry will make sure to purchase something on this very auspicious date, but for those who don’t have a need for jewelry, gold coins (often with Goddess Lakshmi embossed on them) remain a popular choice.

Property also remains a popular item for purchase on this day – however, this option is not available to most, of course. Many activities of daan (donation) are also practiced by the people on this day – giving milk to the poor is one such practice.

Akshaya Tritiya: Best Deals In The Metros

Most people however, know the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya mainly because of the excellent deals on offer and we have collected some of the best ones for you when it comes to buying gold. Here’s what you need to know about the Akshaya Tritiya 2016 gold offers:

Mumbai

Most of the city’s jewelers will stay true to tradition and offer up discounts up to 22-23 percent so be sure to walk into your local stores to check out the great deals. The standard is usually a 20 percent discount.

Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) has launched a new floral collection designed around the theme ‘Let Blessings Bloom’ which combines both tradition and contemporary designs to resonate the taste and preferences of the modern bride. Check out the Check out the TBZ site for Akshaya Tritiya offers.

Tanishq is also running discounts on exclusive designs as well. The company is offering 20-30% off on making charges specially for the occasion. You can check out their best sellers here: Tanishq akshaya tritiya offers 2016

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Hyderabad

The city of pearly sees its fair share of jewelry shopping on the auspicious date of Akshaya Tritiya, and the majority of the cities jewelers across Banjara and Jubilee Hills, as well as towards the Old City will have very lucrative discounts on offer.

Kalyan Jewellers, the renowned brand is showcasing a curated selection of exquisite jewellery which will include over 5,000 designs from different states of India from the company’s Tejasvi, Mudhra, Anokhi, Apoorva, and Antara collections. If you are a Gold Card customer, you are also entitled to special discounts from May 1 to May 7 like:

▪ Rs. 50 off per gram on every cash purchase of gold jewellery
▪ For every cash purchase of Rs. 25,000 worth gold ornaments, get Rs. 500 off plus Rs. 50 off per gm
▪ Get Rs. 50 per gram more on old gold exchange
▪ Offer not valid for package sale and special priced products and gold coins
▪ 5% flat off for diamond, uncut and precious jewellery
▪ For every purchase of Rs. 25,000/- worth diamond, uncut & precious jewellery, get Rs. 1,000 off plus 5 flat off
Customers can also pre-book jewellery in the sale offer period and take the delivery on AkshayaTritiya.
Go to the website for more details.

Delhi

The national capital region also sees all of the big jewelers pull out all the stops when it comes to Akshaya Tritiya discounts. Durga Jewelry Mall, Mehrasons Jewellers, PC Jewellers among many others are the names to look out for.

Bangalore

All of the city’s jewelers are ramping up the discounts for Akshaya Tritiya. The big names are Abaran Jewellers, P.C. Chandra, Joyalukkas and Davanam Jewellers, although you can safely expect the rest to be running quality discounts as well.

Joyalukkas

The showroom is offering free gold coin on every purchase of gold jewelry worth Rs.30000 and above. There is flat 15 percent discount on diamond jewelry. Check out Joyalukkas site for more details.

Chennai

Prince Jewelery, Lalitha Jewelery Mart, Khazana, Sri Kumaran, Jeyachandran Malabar Gold. The list is practically endless. Expect many great discounts here as well as across the various jewelery stores in Chennai on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.

Malabar Gold Special

Akshaya Tritiya 2016 Gold Offers - Malabar Gold

On Akshaya Tritiya, Malabar gold is offering assured gift with every jewellery purchase online. Customers can also enter the lucky draw contest and win a holiday package to Bangkok along other exciting prizes.Check out more details here.

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Kolkata

The best bets when it comes to getting the best prices on Akshayta Tritiya in Kolkata are Shaw Jewellers, D.K. Basak Jewellers and J.K. Chandra Jewellers.
Of course, great discounts will be offered by many more stores in and around the city.

Ahmedabad

Dharamraj Jewellers and Anjalee jewellers are staples of the Ahmedabad gold buying circuit. PC Jewelers, Kantilal Shivlal Zaveri, Zaverat among others will be running stellar discounts as well.

All India Great Deals – Online

If getting out of your house and making it all the way to the jewelery store seems like too much of a chore, then you can be sure to log onto your computer or mobile device and check out the great discounts. We have shortlisted some of them below:

1. Augrav: Starting out as a venture to personalize jewellery (Au – Gold, Grav – Engrave), Augrav has quickly become one of the best paces to get the best deals on one of a kind jewellery that you can customize to your liking. They will also ship to you anywhere free of cost. For Akshaya Tritiya, they are offering upto 9% off on photo and name engraved on gold and siliver coins. Check out the details here.

Akshaya Tritiya 2016 Gold Offers - Augrav

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2. Flipkart Akshaya Tritiya Offers 2016

Avail special discounts and free gold coins on purchase of jewelry from Flipkart. **Assured gold coin on every purchase along with 50% discounts on top brands like  Asmi, Gili, Nakshatra, Maya Diamond, Nirvana, Parineeta, Sangini and Shuddhi.

3. Carat Lane Akshaya Tritiya Offers 2016

Carat lane is offering upto 20% discount on gold coins, gemstones, necklaces, pendants and more. Check the site for more offers.

Happy Shopping!

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