This year Akshaya Navami, also known as Amla Navami, Amalaka Ekadashi and Amalaki Ekadashi will be celebrated on November 12, 2021. Akshaya Navami is specially celebrated by women so, that they can have children.
According to the Hindu calendar, Akshaya Navami is observed on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Women rejoice on Akshaya Navami because this day is dedicated for the women to have children who are not able to get it.
Amla which is an important deciduous tree is known as Indian gooseberry in English. Also, it is pronounced as Emblica Officinalis and Amalaka (Sanskrit), which is worshipped on this day.
It is believed that Lord Krishna went from Vrindavan to Mathura on the day of Akshaya Navami. Hence, on this day, he has entered his field of work. Women believe that goddess Lakshmi will shower blessings on them on the holy day of Akshaya Navami.
To have children, women worship Amla Navami with their belief and dedication to accomplish their devotion. This time Amla Navami is being celebrated on 12th November because according to Hindu belief, many festivals are celebrated in the month of Kartik. The Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is known as Amla Navami or Akshaya Navami.
Let us know about the auspicious time for the worship of Akshaya Navami.
What is the Muhurat (time) for Akshaya Navami 2021?
- Kartik month Shukla Paksha Navami date starts – 12 November 2021, from 05:51 am on Friday.
- Kartik month Shukla Paksha Navami date ends – 13 November 2021, till 05:31 am in the morning on Saturday.
- Akshaya Navami from morning till evening time – 06:41 AM – till 12:05 PM.
What is the Puja Vidhi of Akshaya Navami?
On Amla Navami, women bathe in the morning and sanitise the area where the Amla tree grows. After cleansing that area, devotees stand under the Amla tree in the east direction and offer water and milk to the Amla tree.
After the puja, devotees perform the circumambulation by wrapping cotton around the tree. Finally, the Amla aarti is done, and the family wishes happiness and prosperity to each other. Devotees fast on this day and gifts are offered to the Brahman priests for prosperity, health and wealth.
What is the Significance of Akshaya Navami?
It is believed by the Hindus that, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva inhabit Amla on Akshaya Navami. Devotees believe that worshipping the Amla tree will bring prosperity and health, also eating under the Amla tree on this day will fulfil the devotee’s wishes and remove poverty from their life.
According to the Hindu belief, Goddess Lakshmi was the first woman who started the practice of worshipping the Amla tree and eating that too on Akshaya Navami.