Akshaya Tritiya, a.k.a. Grand Royalty Wealth Day, is the powertime of non-depleting wealth. Scriptures reference it many times with stories of wealth blessings, a non-diminishing gift of food, and other tales.
In 2019, this special 3rd Moon phase powertime is on May 7. We consider it the ultimate powertime for Lakshmi, the Wealth Goddess, and for the Ultimate Wealth Mantra, Shreem Brzee.
On Akshaya Tritiya, our Vedic priests will perform prayer offerings to invoke divine archetypes within horses, elephants, and cows. Tradition states that they are auspicious for prosperity blessings and for removing negative thinking and circumstances.
Read on to find out more about these important animal archetypes and the blessings they can bestow in great abundance on Akshaya Tritiya.
Gaja (Elephant) Pooja to Invoke Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles
According to Indian tradition, elephants are symbols of power, knowledge, respect, honor, and kind-heartedness. They also symbolize the elephant-headed archetype, Ganesha, who is known for removing obstacles to material, social, and spiritual goals.
During Gaja Pooja, trained priests decorate one or more elephants in honor of Ganesha while chanting special mantras and hymns. This is believed to bestow intuition, remove obstacles in life, raise social status, and attract wealth for participants. Gaja Pooja offerings are very elaborate and precise, so only well-trained priests can perform them properly.
Gho (Cow) Pooja to Invoke Wealth Goddess Lakshmi and Kamadhenu the Wish-Fulfilling Cow Archetype
Cows are considered sacred in India. Vedic agriculture recognizes and uses five sacred substances that come from cows:
Milk – fertilizer, food for humans
Urine – insect repellent, pesticide, fertilizer (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), multi-purpose medicine
Ghee (clarified butter) – fertilizer, coating for seeds before planting,
Dung – fertilizer, fuel for heating
Yogurt – fertilizer, food for humans
To make fertilizer, Vedic farmers have mixed all of the above with coconut water, bananas, and jaggery (traditional cane sugar). The ingredients are said to work wonders for the health and nutritional value of crops, and even the poorest farmers can use them.
During Gho Pooja, trained Vedic priests honor cows by making special offerings and reciting special prayers. This is believed to invoke the blessings of Lakshmi, the Wealth Goddess Archetype, and Kamadhenu, the Wish-Fulfilling Cow Archetype. According to tradition, this prayer offering removes negativity and poverty consciousness, enables the fulfillment of your wishes, dissolves karma from ancestors, relieves debt, and bestows overall prosperity.
The best times to perform or sponsor these cow offerings are New Moons, Fridays during the Tamil month of Thai (mid-Jan through mid-Feb), and Akshaya Tritiya. Any Friday of the year is also considered auspicious, as Fridays are ruled by Lakshmi.
Ashwa Pooja to Invoke Horses, Vehicles of the Sun
A Vahana is an animal used by Gods as vehicles in Vedic mythology. The nine planets are considered Gods. The Sun is a God archetype named Surya in Sanskrit. In scripture, he is said to ride seven horses.
During Ashwa Pooja, horses are honored as the vehicles who carry the Sun. Ashwa Pooja invokes the Sun, which symbolizes your soul and your inner light.
There is an Indian festival called Ashwa Pooja, which is the main event during which these services are performed. Vedic priests also perform these offerings during Night 9 of the 9 Nights of the Goddess (Navaratri) festivals in spring and autumn. Akshaya Tritiya is also an auspicious time for horse invocations.
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