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Hundreds of devotees throng Vrindavan temple to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya

May 6, 2011 - Vrindavan

Hundreds of devotees thronged the Banke Bihari Mandir in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan town on Friday to mark the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.

Akshaya Tritiya, known as Akshay Teej in Uttar Pradesh, is the third day of the lunar fortnight of 'Vaishakh', which is considered one of the most sacred days of the year.

The day is marked with great festivities and people come all parts of the nation to have a peek of Hindu god Krishna's feet, which is allowed only on this day in the year.

"We have come here to seek blessings of lord Krishna. Here, Akshay Teej holds great importance. Only for once in the year, on the occasion of Akshay Teej, feet of lord Krishna are being shown to public. That is why we have come here today," said Pooja Singh, a devotee from Amritsar, Punjab.

Meanwhile, Gopi Goswamy, a priest, said that the wishes of devotees who worship lord Krishna today are fulfilled.

"Today is the special occasion of worshipping lord Krishna. One, who performs it, is always rich. All the wishes come true and get prosperity. All the good work done today in the name of devotion will not go in vain and one will definitely achieve something," he said.

The day is considered auspicious for people to buy gold and other valuables, as it is believed that investments made on this day bring prosperity.


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