May 14th 2021
Akshaya Tritiya is an important celebration in Sanatan Dharma. It falls on the third tithi or lunar day of bright half (Shukla Paksha) of Vaisakha month. In Sanskrit, the word “Akshaya” means imperishable, eternal, and never-ending. The word Tritya means three. According to the Hindu calendar, this day is one of the three most auspicious days in a year, along with Vijaya Dashami and Ugadi.
This auspicious day is celebrated for abundance, prosperity and wealth to be bestowed on all devotees who dedicatedly observe this day with piety. It is believed that on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, the good luck never fades. Devotees believe that whatever is done on this day, its fruit gets manifold and it never decreases. This is the reason why Yajnam (Homam) – propitiating the divine through sacred fire rituals, Yaajanam – enabling the performance of auspicious activities, Dhaanam – donating to poor and needy and Pratigraham – acquisition or accumulation of assets are performed on this day.
The Sun and the Moon are the most prominent energies stimulating our body, mind and soul. The Sun is significator for the soul and the Moon is for the mind. The Sun is the dispenser of light, energy, vitality and the Moon stimulates our thought vibrations. Ancient yogis have identified the Akshaya Tritiya period is very important to develop a consciousness that stimulates growth, success, prosperity and discourages hatred, anger, negative thoughts. The bright light of the Sun and the Moon clear blockages in the mind created due to one’s karma, so that one can easily manifest his or her dreams and desires. It is said that if one meditates on the concept of non-declining wealth on this day, it will sink deeper in his or her consciousness and make a permanent link with the divine archetypes.
Significance of Akshaya Tritiya
• Akshaya Tritiya is also Parashuram Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Parasurama who is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu.
• Sage Vyasa began reciting the Hindu epic Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha on Akshaya Tritiya.
• Akshaya Tritiya is when the mighty and heavenly river Ganga descended from the hair locks of Lord Shiva onto earth at the behest of King Bhagiratha to help his ancestors attain Moksha (salvation).
• This auspicious day is also associated with Shri Krishna. On this day, Shri Krishna’s poor Brahmin friend, Sudama, visited his palace with a fistful of flattened rice. Shri Krishna whole-heartedly accepted his humble offerings and showered his friend with riches. Therefore, it is the day when Sudama’s fortunes changed, and he became a wealthy man.
• When the Pandavas were in exile in the forest they were visited by many people. As the visitors were increasing, Draupadi found it difficult to offer food for all the visitors including Sage Durvasa. One day, Lord Krishna visited the Pandavas, where Lord Krishna was received with utmost dignity by all the five brothers. Draupadi did not step forward to invite Lord Krishna, instead, she was hiding inside the kitchen. Lord Krishna immediately understood the situation, and asked Draupadi, to bring the vessel in which she cooked the food. There was only one grain, found inside the vessel. Lord Krishna ate that single grain and blessed her with the Akshaya Patra, a vessel that could give an unending supply of food every day.
• According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva made Kubera as the lord of richness and the banker of Heaven. This day of Akshaya Tritiya is said to be highly blessed and many people use this day for new beginnings or endeavors. Buying assets, gold, investing in properties is done on this day.
• Another legend that is associated with the holiness of Akshaya Tritiya is the birth of Goddess Annapoorna Devi. Annapoorna Devi is a form of Goddess Parvati. She is the Goddess of nourishment and food. It is said that Goddess Annapoorna was born on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.
Therefore, Akshaya Tritiya is of great significance. It’s an important day to develop wealth consciousness. People buy gold or other precious metals or start a new venture on this day to keep growing and lead a prosperous life. Besides these materialistic comforts, people also seek spiritual enlightenment. Hence, some people perform japam, homam and donate food or essentials to charity to seek Almighty’s blessings.
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