Akshaya Tritiya is known as Akha Teej or Akha Trij in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other parts of North India. Akha Teej is observed on the third day of bright half (Shukla Paksh Tritiya) in Vaisakh month. Akha Teej 2011 date is May 6, Friday. Akha Teej 2011 or Akha Trij 2011 is even more auspicious as it falls on Friday.
Akha Teej is one of the Sade Teen muhurat in Hindu Astrology. The whole day is considered as auspicious time during which the most of the Hindus start their new businesses, buy gold, purchase home appliances, perform grihapravesh (house warming function),etc. But Akha Teej 2010 was not auspicious for marriage ceremonies as per all standard Hindu calendars followed in North India, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Mithila Panchang says it is auspicious for marriages. Other Panchangs consider this Akha Teej as inauspicious because of irregular planetary positions.