AKSHAY TRITIYA, “Akshaya” is a Sanskrit word which means “never-ending or never depreciates” and “Tritiya” means “the third phase of moon” in the sense of “prosperity, peace, happiness, and good luck” in our life. Akshay Tritiya falls on the “third lunar day” of spring month of Vaishaka. This festival is also known as Akti or Akha Teej. This is a popular festival of Hinduism and Jainism. But they both have a different perspective to celebrate this day. This festival is observed as an auspicious day regionally by Hinduism and Jainism in India and Nepal.
According to the Jainism thesis, their first Tirthankara’s Shri 1008 Adinathji (Rishabhdevji) after completing his penance for 6 months went on to accept Aahar(food). It also takes 6 months to search for Aahar because no one knows the correct procedure of providing Aahar. On the way of his search for Aahar, he went to Hastinapur which is ruled by King Somprabh and Shreyansh Kumar. They both welcomed him and do three Prikrama of him. Suddenly King Shreyansh recalled his past that he was a queen (Rani Shrimati) in his previous birth and lord Adinath was his husband in his previous birth named Vajranabh. He also recalled that in his previous birth they used to give Aahar to so many saints in the correct way. By recalling the same King Shreyansh gave Aahar to Lord Adinath in form of Sugarcane Juice. From that day, the same practice is followed by the devotees of Lord Adinath of giving Aahar to saints.
And by following the Hindu thesis, on this day a Sixth incarnate of Lord Vishnu was born whose name was Parshuram. He was the son of Jamndagni and Renukadevi. That is the only reason he is also worship on the same day along with the Lord Vishnu.
BELIEF FOR AKSHAYA TRITIYA
Devotee’s accreditation of this day is that there is no need to calculate almanac for any work such as a wedding, inauguration, house warming, startup of new business, etc. They believe that whatever the work is to be
done on this day, they got a handful of success. On the other hand, there are many more rituals without them Akshaya Tritiya is about to incomplete like; buying Gold, distribution of sweets and clothes among the needy ones, and many more. Devotees used to buy Gold, Property, and other wealthy things on this day because they believe that the result of activity on this day does not mitigate rather they multiply itself. It is also believed that on this day Kuber attained the post of quaestor, thus buying and worshipping of gold pleases him.
There are so many other reasons why Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated and why this day is considered as the most auspicious day. Some of the reasons are as follows:
- From this day Treta Yug is started, when Lord Vishnu took his two Avatars of Parshurama and Rama. This is the reason why Hindus worship Lord Vishnu on this day.
- On this day Lord Surya gave Akshaya Pathra (Bowl) to Pandavas which contains food that will never end so that they can get enough food during their deportation.
- It was also believed that Lord Ganesha started writing Mahabharat, narrated by Ved Vyas.
- On this day Maa Annapurna was born who used to feed every person on this earth.
- It was believed that on this day Sudama went to his friend Krishna for seeking their help and gave a present of paddy (rice) to Krishna, because of this, his house and his life are full with indefinite wealth and prosperity.
What is to be done on Akshaya Tritiya?
Akshaya Tritiya is the most auspicious day of the year. People used to perform Charity and good work. Many people buy gold and worship their wealth so that they will never diminish and always appreciates it. Camphor of Cow Ghee is placed on the right side of the main entrance of the house to invite prosperity and harmony in the family. It is also proved beneficial to feed cows and calves on this day.
By reciting these mantras on Akshaya Tritiya will improve your financial status:
‘ॐ श्रीष शरिया नम:।।’
‘ॐ कमल वासिन्यै श्रीीं सश्रयै नम:।।’
‘ॐ श्रीीं ह्ीीं श्रीीं कमले कमलालये प्रिीद-प्रिीद श्रीीं सश्रयै नम:।।’
May this Akshaya Tritiya brings happiness to your life.