‘Akshaya Tritiya’

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10th May 2024

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

Akshaya also means inexhaustible, that which never lessens or deteriorates,

while tritiya means “third phase of the moon.”

It is observed & named after the 3rd lunar day of the spring month of Vaisakha in the Hindu calendar.

Celebrated with great devotion and ardour, the religious occasion marks the birth of Lord Parasurama.

There are many lores & legends associated with this day.

One of the stories is that, on this day the Ganges came to Earth to purify mankind.

Akshaya Tritiya commemorates the day the Pandavas while in exile received an ‘Akshaya Patra’ from Surya Dev which ensured an endless supply of food for them each day till Draupadi finished eating.

This is also the day when Sudama received his unlimited blessings & gifts from his friend, Lord Krishna.

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

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

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.

It is considered to be the most auspicious day for new beginnings.

Start something new today, a new venture, a new investment, a new learning.

As we celebrate Akshaya Tritiya today, lets bow our head in gratitude & thank God for the umpteen blessings & wonderful journey ahead.

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