Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is a holy day for Hindus and Jains. It falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the Indian month of Vaishakha and one of the most important days for Hindus. It is said that when the Lord wanted to create this world, the first word He uttered was Akshaya which means unlimited. Many people start their new ventures on this day. It is believed any new work done on this day will flourish and grow exponentially. This is the primary reason why people buy gold, as gold is believed to be the purest form of wealth.
Kubera, the treasurer in Heaven received his wealth on this day from Shiva. It is on this day Lord Shiva blessed Goddess Lakshmi with wealth. In fact Lord Shiva made Kubera as Lord of wealth and Lakshmi as Goddess of wealth.
It is believed that Sri Vyasa started the composition of great epic Mahabharata.
This day is symbolized by god Vishnu. It is traditionally observed as the birthday of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of god Vishnu.
According to Hindu mythology, on this day the Treta Yuga began and the river Ganges, the most sacred river of India, descended to the earth from the heaven.
One of the most famous Akshaya Tritiya stories is the one of Lord Krishna and Sudama, his poor childhood friend. On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, Saudama came over to Krishna’s place looking for some financial help. As a gesture he wanted to give some gift to Krishna but sadly he only had a handful of poha(beaten rice). Krishna gladly accepted this gift from Sudama and really relished the poha. Krishna took great care of him and showered him with lot of respect. Sudama felt like a king. Overwhelmed by such hospitality Sudama was unable to ask for any favour and returned back. But to his astonishment when he reached home his home was converted to a palace and was filled with all the riches of this world. Sudama knew it was a blessing of Lord Krishna. Hence, Akshaya Tritiya became associated with wealth and material gains
Lord Sri Krishna visited Pandavas and blessed Yudishtar with the Akshaya Patram in which the food will never get over. They used to patram to feed all the needy poor.
“Akshaya Tritiya” or “Day of Gold“.
No, this doesn’t mean gold buying day. This day is the 3rd moon that falls during Mid-April and Mid May every year, is considered to be the single most powerful day for charities. This is also a day when the Sun and the Moon are at their most lustrous state, which is considered most auspicious for any charity and benevolent acts. Bless the money or material that you are going to give away today and you could see that it multiplies many times over. “Feeding a starved human being and helping the poor with needed items are keys to receive material and spiritual blessings”. Giving on this day, therefore, produces great returns (even if one does not expect anything in return). If you have been planning on giving, this day is the day.
Rituals one can perform on this day
The mantra of goddess laxmi is given below chant it minimum 108 times
Om shreem hreem shreem kamale kamale praseed praseed
Om shrim hrim shrim mahalakshmyaye namah
Saudas Shri Sukt path is a powerful pooja for wealth, happiness and overall prosperity. Performing it on Akshaya tritiya increases the effectiveness of this jaap. This pooja helps please Goddess Laxmi. It is chanted while praying on Shri Yantra, which is one of the most energetic yantra. It is known as king of all yantras. This pooja can be easily done at home and helps the person prosper all around and gain abundance. As a regular practice shri sukt path can be read once every friday.
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Dear Neeta Maám, Insightful ! and, such information really helps us in various ways 🙂
Thank you 🙂