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5 Things to do Today That Are as Auspicious as Buying Gold

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India is celebrating Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej is an auspicious day according to the Hindu scriptures. The day is celebrated by worshipping Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Ganesha. As per traditions, this day is considered as one of the best days of the year to start something new. People often indulge in purchasing things that can bring prosperity and luck to the family. However, this year, celebrations will be different on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns and social distancing guidelines have in fact curtailed other celebrations including Eid. Also Read – With 500 ICU Bed Facility, Delhi’s Iconic Ram Leela Maidan Turns Into COVID Care Centre

Across the country, the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 outbreaks is ravaging India. The pandemic has given us all a different experience of time. The situation is indeed heartbreaking. Also Read – Tamil Nadu Issues Fresh Lockdown Guidelines: How to Get E-pass For Interstate Travel? Step-by-step Guide Here

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During festivals, people usually meet, pray and celebrate with family and friends. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year, just like last year people are staying at home. Also Read – Madhya Pradesh Govt Cancels Class 10 Board Exams, Postpones Class 12 Exams | Details Here

According to official numbers, around 4,000 people are dying every day in India. Hospitals and front-line workers are overwhelmed because of which many people are dying who could have been saved. People across India are sharing their struggles of finding to find oxygen, beds, and medications. This year, instead of buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya, you can do your bit by helping people in need.

  • Pledge help to some COVID-19 relief project: The perennial question of disaster relief is what can you do to help the impacted? There are several organizations that are supporting Indians on the ground. Whatever savings you have earmarked for buying that gold, consider this the time to dip into the pot and put your money to a much-needed use.
  • Clean your house and do Lakshmi Puja: This time, rather than stepping out to buy gold on this festival, you should spend time at home and clean your surroundings. You can also do Lakshmi puja to calm your mind and soul at these trying times.
  • Spend time with family and give them some comfort in these difficult times of COVID-19
  • Chant Lakshmi Puja mantra, have the Shri Yantra placed in your Puja area and try to give yourself some mental peace
  • Make food in the name of the Goddess and distribute it among the needy following the COVID-19 protocols.

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