Akshaya Tritiya: The Auspicious Day of Eternal Wealth
Akshaya Tritiya is a highly auspicious day that falls on the third day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha. Also known as Akti or Akha Teej, this day is celebrated by Hindus and Jains across the world as a day of eternal prosperity and wealth.
The word "Akshaya" means "never diminishing" in Sanskrit, and on this day, anything started or bought will bring unlimited prosperity and good fortune. The benefits of any good deed done on this day will multiply manifold.
There are many pastimes associated with Akshaya Tritiya. Sun-God gave the Akshaya Patra (a vessel that always remains full) to the Pandavas on this day, ensuring that they would never go hungry during their exile in the forest.
Vyasadeva began dictating the epic Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha. It is believed that any new venture started on Akshaya Tritiya will have the blessings of Lord Ganesha and will be successful.
Mother Ganges begin descending on earth this day. Lord Parashurama appeared on earth to punish the sinful Kshatriyas. Sudama visited Krishna today at Dwarka. Annapoorna Devi appeared today. Kubera received his wealth and position as custodian of wealth on this very day. This day is full of most auspicious giving's.
In many parts of India, buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya is considered highly auspicious. Performing charity on this day brings eternal wealth and prosperity. So, many people also perform special pujas and offer donations to temples.
In addition to its religious significance, Akshaya Tritiya is also a day to celebrate the beauty and abundance of nature. In many parts of India, farmers begin sowing new crops on this day, and it is also a popular day for tree-planting and other environmental initiatives.
In conclusion, Akshaya Tritiya is a day of great significance and hope. It reminds us of the eternal nature of wealth and prosperity, and the importance of giving back to society and the environment. So, celebrate this day with joy and gratitude, and strive to make the world a better place. Please, support the temple construction generously.