Akshaya Tritiya is a Sanskrit term in which Akshaya means no decay and Tritiya means third. This day is believed to bring good fortune to one’s life and most of the people begin their good work on Akshay Tritiya. People generally buy properties, jewellery and invest on this day
Akshaya Tritiya is an important day in Hindu astrology. According to mythology, the sun and the moon become equally bright on this day. Though, there are several stories related to this day, two are most common. According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva made Kuber the lord of riches and banker of heaven on Akshaya Tritiya.
Another story states that while Pandavas were living in exile, many dignitaries came to visit them. There was no food left in the home and this made Draupadi sad. One day, Lord Krishna came to visit them. He was received very warmly by five brothers but Draupadi didn’t come out to greet him. Lord Krishna saw her weeping in the kitchen in front of an empty pot. There was just a single grain of rice in that pot and Krishna ate it. At that time of the day, the whole universe was satiated. He also blessed her with the Akshaya Patra (vessel which could supply food non-stop every day).
Facts about Akshaya Tritiya
– Akshaya Tritiya is an annual springtime festival of Hindus and Jains.
– The day also marks the birth of Lord Parshuram(sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
– Veda Vyas and Lord Ganesha started writing the Mahabharata on this day.
– Beginning a new venture on this auspicious day brings success and good fortune.
– It is believed that the sun and the moon are at their brightest on Akshaya Tritiya.
– Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of the Treta Yuga (2nd epoch).
On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya if you are not able to buy gold, which actually is very expensive on this day, you can still bring luck,says Celebrity Spiritual Healer Shweta Bisht. According to her. “If you are not able to buy gold on this auspicious day you can buy food items like Legume, Rice, Wheat flour and specially Ghee which will bring prosperity in your life and home.”