Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar May 9:
As the fervor of agrarian Odia festival of Akshaya Trutiya set in, people took to Twitter to share greetings and wishes making #AkshayaTrutiya trend top on today. Several twitteratti contributed to the trend, rehashing old stories and factoids about the multi-faceted festival, which is also revered and celebrated by Jains as Akha Teej. Hence, many non-Odias were seen actively tweeting the Akshaya Trutiya hashtag with hundreds of other Odias. Below are a few instances:
#AkshayaTrutiya is a festival of Hope to Produce Gold from Paddy field wait it’s not gold as rumored it’s Golden Rice Grains…
— ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ନାରାୟଣ ସାହୁ (@suryasahu) May 9, 2016
The true spirit of #AkshayaTrutiya can be found at two places.. Villages and Puri Jagannath Temple
— Ashwas Priyadarshan (@lubuiaf) May 9, 2016
Akshaya Tritiya (Akshaya Trutiya) or Akha Teej is an auspicious and holy day for both Hindus and Jains. It is a very fortunate day to buy new property or start a new venture; a day when farmers start tilling their lands and sow the seeds for the next season. In Puri, preparations for the Rath Yatra begin today and so does Chandan Yatra.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also used the hashtag #AkshayaTrutiya and greeted all the Odia’s on the auspicious ocassion.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 9, 2016
While the frenziness for gold ornaments has slightly overshadowed the traditional and socio-cultural aspect of this festival, we are glad that Twitter has added another dimension to the festival.
— Amar Jyoti (@ajmahapatra) May 9, 2016
#AkshayaTrutiya The word “Akshaya” means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success
— ବଡ ଅଜା (@sala_budha) May 8, 2016
— Akshaya Trutiya (@Proud_Odia) May 9, 2016
ଅକ୍ଷୟ ତୃତୀୟା ସୁନା କିଣିବାର ନୁହେଁ, ସୁନା ଫଳେଇବାର ପର୍ବ । #AkshayaTrutiya
— ନିଧି ଅଜା (@nidhi_budha) May 9, 2016