“Akshaya” stands for something which never diminishes and “Tritiya” stands for third day. Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the Vaisakha. On this day the Sun and the Moon are at the height of their brightness simultaneously.
Legends of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej
- Treta Yuga: According to Puranas, this day marks the beginning of Treta Yuga. The Treta Yuga is the second Yuga and is important for the births of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations in the form of Vamana, Parasurama and Ramachandra or Lord Rama.
- Parasurama: AKshaya Tritiya or Aksha Teej is the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
- Mahabharata: According to the legend, on this very day sage Veda Vyasa, along with Lord Ganesha, began to write the great Hindu epic Mahabharata.
Ganga Devi: It is also believed that Mother Ganges descended to earth on this day.
Akshaya Tritiya is popularly known as Akshya Tritiya, Akshaya Trutheeya, Akshaya Tritiiya, and Akshaya
Trithi and also called Akha Teej. The day is believed to bring good luck, eternal prosperity and success. Any activity, which commences on this day, is regarded to be very auspicious in every form. This day is so auspicious that any moment of the day can be considered to be beneficial for starting something new like a new business etc.
Chandana Yatra also starts on Akshaya Tritiya. This is the day when Chandana or
Sandalwood Paste is applied on the idols worshipped—in Madhwa’s it is done on the idols
Lord Hanuman and Shri Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana.
Chandana is applied on the body of Lord Jagannatha and then the Idol is taken for a
The Grand Day of Generous Giving(dhaana)
‘The hand that gives is— the hand that gathers’ – is a timeless truth. Universe is a mysterious place and has its own secret laws. One of the important secrets to manifesting material success is to first donate/give with a clean heart. Those who have made it really big clearly understand this power of giving with a pure heart.
This act according to the Vedas —brings back the money manifold”.