Akshaya Tritiya is a very important festival for both Hindu and Jain. This is also known as Ati or Akha Teej. The day is auspicious for new venture, marriage, investment in gold or property or any new beginning.
Importance of Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is considered a very auspicious because Sun and Moon are at their exaltation point. So this is considered best time to to perform any auspicious work.
Akshaya means imperishable or never diminishing and tritiya means third. It is believed that whatever we do on akshaya tritiya, it grows with time. So it’s the best day to start a new business.
Buying gold on this day is also a symbol of prosperity.
Birth of Lord Parshurama
Akshaya Tritiya is also celebrated as as birth of Lord Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Stories related to Mahabharata
It is believed that Ved Vyas began to write the Mahabharata. Ved Vyas wrote the epic with the help of Lord Ganesha
It is also believed that on Akshaya tritiya Sun God gifted Akshaya patra to Pandavas. It had never failing supply of food, each day it would get exhausted only when Draupadi will finish her meal.
Other Facts about Akshaya Tritiya
This day is marked as the beginning of Treta Yug.
This was the day when Goddesses Durga killed Mahishasura after a fierce battle.
Sudama visited Krishna on this day.
Doors of all the temples of 4 dham are open on this day.
Chanting of mantras, charity , yagna and offering to God and fasting on this day yields inexhaustible fruits.
Holy river Ganga was descended on Earth from Heaven on this day.
It is also believed that the couple who get married on this day are blessed with eternal prosperity and bliss by the god themselves.
In Odisha, annul construction of chariot begins on this day. for Puri Rath yatra.