Akshaya-tritiya, Chandan-yatra begins

Date: 
Fri, 2014-05-02

Chandan-yatra is a twenty-one day festival observed in temples—especially in India—during the summer season. During Chandana-yatra, devotees anoint the Deities of the Lord with cooling sandalwood paste.

Akshaya tritiya, according to the Vedic calendar, is a day considered to be conducive to success in any significant endeavor. Traditionally, those aware of Akshaya tritiya's benefits schedule major life events—marriages, initiations, business ventures, establishing a new place of residence—on this day.

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(Picture shows the Deities of Radha Giridhari at Mumbai's Mira Road temple during Chandan-yatra.)

*note: In the video, the date of Akshaya-tritiya is given as May 16th. During 2013, according to the Mayapur Vaishnava Calendar, Akshaya-tritiya falls on May 13th.

Why we're following the Mayapur Vaishnava Calendar

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