Akshaya Tritiya is an extremely auspicious day. Its also known as Akha Teej. The word Akshaya in Sanskrit means unlimited or forever. The myth that buying gold on this day ensures one becomes wealthy is just a marketing ploy ! Whatever service, charity or new venture that commence on this day multiplies manifold.
Akshaya Tritiya – very significant
The first Jain Teerthankara, Shri Rishabh Dev ji Bhagwan gave up his 13 month long Upavas (loose translation “fast”) by drinking Sugarcane juice on this day.
Ma Ganga started flowing on Earth today, thanks to Sage Bhagiratha!
Maharishi Parashuram and Ma Annapoorna’s birthdays are also celebrated today.
Draupadi was saved from public humiliation by Bhagwan Sri Krishna today – the infamous “Cheerharan” by Dushasan.
Krishna and Sudama met today and the incident of Sudama bringing poha for Krishna happened. Its also because of this that everyone assumes that today is a “get-rich-quickly” day. We need to remember that Sudama never asked Krishna for anything, but took his favourite food as a gift for his friend.
The door to Shri Badri Narayan’s temple is opened today.
What an auspicious day !!!
Do read my blogpost from a few years back Sale Sale Sale. Please do not let the marketing gimmicks fool you. Increase your good karma by doing some service or giving to your favourite charity. During the pandemic, just staying home, wearing your mask, washing your hands and maintaining social distance itself is earning good karma.
Just praying for the whole world that may this day be the start of the end of the pandemic.
Happy Akshaya Tritiya !