Kruta Yugadi or Satya Yugadi, the beginning of kruta Yugam or Satya yugam, is observed on Akshaya navami, Kartik Shukla Navami day. In 2016, Kruta yugadi date is November 9.
Kruta Yugam, also known as Satya Yugam, is considered as the Golden age as per Hinduism. This Yuga (era) is also known as the era of truth. This is the first yuga according to Hindu beliefs.
Akshaya Navami or Kartik Shukla Navami is considered as the day during which Satya Yuga has begun. It is believed that during Kruta Yuga, Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Matsya, Kurma, Varaha and Narasimha.
People celebrate Kruta Yugadi worshipping Lord Vishnu. Vishnu Sahasranama stotra is chanted during Kruta Yugadi. Akshay Navami is also celebrated as Amla Navami and Kushmanda Navami. Goddess Lakshmi is also worshipped during Kruta yugadi.