Gifting gold jewellery is always considered to an auspicious and integral part of many festivals in India. One such festival is Akshaya Tritiya which is considered to very auspicious for gold buying and bring good luck and prosperity. After all, Akshaya Tritiya is the day of prosperity and the day the God of wealth, Lord Kubera received his riches from Lord Shiva. Unlike Dhanteras, which is also an auspicious occasion to buy gold, Akshaya Tritiya is considered an ideal day for both buying and gifting gold.
Akshaya means immortal or something that is indestructible and Tritaya means third lunar day. So anything that we do on Akshaya Tritiya grows with time and cannot be destroyed. Hence it is recommended to begin auspicious things on this day such as purchase of house, land or jewellery etc. Any new investment like real estate or stock, starting a company or website, starting a new relationship or anything that you want to be with you for ever can be initiated on this day
How is gold related to Akshaya Tritiya? Why gifting gold is important than buying it, during this occasion? After all, people also buy gold in Dhanteras. Why is there a need of another festival for buying gold? If you want to know why gifting gold is important than buying it, you have to know the importance of Akshaya Tritiya. 'Akshaya’ means “no decay”. It means this festival signifies the eternity of everything. Gold is a metal that symbolises eternity. How? In your family, you must have inherited some gold jewellery which belonged to your great grandmother. Thus, it stays in your family and shows the richness of every generation. To know more about why gifting gold is important than buying it, go through the importance of the festival of Akshaya Tritiya.
You may go for various buying options right from gold coins to different jewellery sets i.e earrings, pendants, necklaces and bangles, your choices are endless.
The jewellery you gift on Akshaya Tritiya doubles as investments, so it is better to choose something with high resale value, such as plain gold ornaments.
Choose Religious Pendants and Rings to Match the Festive Mood
Akshaya Tritiya is a religious festival and hence a pendant or a ring with religious motifs is the ideal gift. From the Om symbol to Krishna’s flute, there are a number of religious motifs that are used for making jewellery. Apart from pendants, most jewelers also offer a range of rings with religious motifs. These motifs not only suit the occasion but also act as reminders of one’s faith in difficult times. For many people, religious jewellery is also a source of strength. When you buy religious themed jewellery for someone else, do not buy jewellery designed around the God you worship the most. Think about the person who will be wearing the deity they worship.
For instance, are you looking for a gift for a devotee of Lord Ganesha? Go for gold rings and pendants that feature motifs associated with Ganesha. For a devotee of Lord Shiva, something that features trishool or damaru will be an ideal gift. Most online jewellers have exclusive collections of religious rings and pendants. You just need to browse through their collection and pick something that best fits the religious interests of the receiver.
The above-mentioned tips will surely help you choose the perfect gift for your loved ones.