Importance of Akshaya Tritiya:
Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej. Akshaya Tritiya is a Hindu and Jain holy day month of Vaishakha and one of the four most important days for Hindus. Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the Vaishakh month (April-May). When
the Sun and Moon are in worship, they are all together at their peak of brightness which happens only once every year. The meaning of the word Akshaya is endless that which never move away. Akshay tritiya is one day which is never absent from the lunar Calendar.
The word “Akshaya” means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success People perform special poojas on this day, bath in holy rivers; make a charity, offer barley in a holy fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day. It is an important day of the birthday of Lord Parasurama who is the sixth appearance of Lord Vishnu. On this day Veda Vyas and Lord Ganesha began to write Mahabharata. It is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed. On ‘Akshay Tritiya’ ‘Mrutika’ also worshiped The day is considered good for starting new work. The legend is that any work initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya continues to grow and bring prosperity.
The new ventures like starting a business, construction, buying gold is initiated on Akshaya Tritiya. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune. Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the last symbol of wealth and prosperity. Indians celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures. The most famous of the Akshaya Tritiya stories is the legend of Lord Krishna and Sudama, his poor Brahmin childhood friend. Akshaya Tritiya is connected with material gains and wealth achievement. It is also believed that people born during this time shine bright in life. Many famous people were born during this period like Basaveshwara born on May 4, Ramanujacharya and Adi Shankaracharya on May 6, Swami Chinmayananda on May 8 and Lord Buddha on May 16.
Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on 13th May, 2013.