Akshay Tritiya is among the Holy and auspicious festivals celebrated by the Hindus all over India. It is believed that whatever is started on this day will always attain success and progress. This day is a symbol of good luck and success. In 2021, Akshay Tritiya is scheduled to fall on Friday, May 14.
Akshay Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. Usually falls in the month of April or May according to the Georgian calendar. The sun and the moon is said to be the best on their respective planets. This day is also known as ''Akha Teej.''
Lord Ganesha and Ved Vyas started writing the Epic Mahabharata on this day.
Let me tell you that this day is celebrated also as the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Goddess Annapurna was born on this day.
On this day, Lord Krishna gave his poor friend Sudama, money and other benefits who came to him for his help.
According to the Mahabharata, on this day Lord Krishna during his one day was given Panda as the 'Akshaya Patra' as a gift. He blessed them with this bowl that would continue to produce unlimited food that would never let them starve.
On this day, the river Ganga was descended from heaven to earth.
In Jainism, this day is celebrated in the memory of Lord Adinath, who is believed to be their first God.
On this day the devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a fast and worship him. Later on, food items such as rice salt ghee, vegetables, fruits and clothes are distributed among the poor and the needy people. As the symbol of Lord Vishnu, the Tulsi water is sprinkled around the four directions.
In the eastern parts of India, this day marks the beginning of the first flowering day for the upcoming harvest season. Also for the businessman, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped before starting a new audit book for the next financial year. It is known as 'Halkhata'.
Many people buy gold and jewellery on this day. As gold is the symbol of good fortune and wealth, and buying it on this day makes it very auspicious.
On this day people start making their plans about marriages and long Journeys.
New business Ventures or construction works are all started on this day.
Other rituals of Akshay Tritiya include taking a holy bath in the river Ganga, offering Barley in the sacred fire and making Prasads.
Performing the rituals, meditating and chanting the sacred mantras are considered to be very important and auspicious in order to ensure good luck for the future.
The devotees of Lord Krishna emit or decorate the deity of Krishna with sandal paste. It is believed that by doing this, a person is bound to reach heaven after his/her death.
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