Akshaya Tritiya

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22nd April, 2023

In Sanskrit, the word akshaya (अक्षय्य) means “never decreasing” in the sense of “prosperity, hope, joy, success”,

while tritiya means “third phase of the moon”.

It is named after the third lunar day of the spring month of Vaisakha in the Hindu calendar, when it is observed.

Often touted as ‘Akha Teej’, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar.

There are many lores & legends associated with this day & it holds many religious significances:

* It is believed to be the day Lord Parashurama (one of the ten Dashavataras of Lord Vishnu) was born.

* It is the first day of Treta Yuga that begins after Satya Yuga.

* On this day, after many years, Sudama visited his long-lost childhood friend, Lord Krishna. Sudama was suffering  from great poverty, instead of coming bare-handed, he offered the simplest form of food, Aval or puffed rice packed by his wife to Lord Krishna, who in turn blessed him with plenty of wealth and happiness.

* It is the day that the great sage, Veda Vyasa started writing the Mahabharata.

* This auspicious day is also celebrated as the day when Holy Ganges descended upon the Earth.

* The annual Rath Yatra in Puri Jagannath begins on this day.

* Goddess Annapoorna, the Goddess of Food & nourishment also appeared on this day and set up her eternal kitchen at Kashi.

* It is also believed that Lord Kubera recieved his wealth and position as the custodian of wealth on this day.

* Akshaya Tritiya is the day when the Pandavas received the gift of ‘Akshaya Patra’- the inexhaustible vessel of food, during their period of exile.

This Akshaya Tritiya, do something for the needy and let the pot of unlimited goodness and generosity work in your favour.

It is a great belief that making charity donations, feeding the needy and sponsoring education of children who are in need, relieves you from trouble and helps you walk on the path of prosperity and happiness.

People celebrate this day in the hope that their Wealth too will multiply during the year and their prosperity will never end.

It is thus believed that the festival of Akshaya Tritiya brings good fortune and success.

The entire day of Akshaya Tritiya is considered fruitful to invest in gold, silver and other investments.

We Wish your wealth too multiplies manifold and God grants and blesses you with an ‘Akshya Patra.’ & you stay blessed forever.