The third day of the bright half of Vaishakha (late April – early May), is called Akshaya Tritiya. This year it falls on May 9th.
During this period, the sun and the moon are in exalted positions. When the Sun and Moon are in exaltation, they are simultaneously at their peak of brightness. Such a phenomenon happens only once a year and is one of the most auspicious days.
The word “Akshaya” means ‘the never diminishing’ in Sanskrit and so Akshaya Tritiya is considered the perfect time to start any meaningful endeavor.
There are 4 interesting mythological legends that are linked to the day, and all happened on this day
- Sacred river Ganga descended onto the earth from heaven
- Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Shiva being born,
- While on exile, Pandavas were gifted ‘Akshay Patra’ by Lord Krishna, the bowl of food that would never go empty. This was the day of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej.
- Sudama getting blessed by Lord Krishna more than he could have asked for;
How To Celebrate Akshaya Tritiya
Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune.
Goddess Mahalakshmi is considered to be associated with wealth and prosperity. Mahalakshmi is worshiped on Akshaya Tritiya, Hence, the day of Akshay Tritiya, signify a never-ending good fortune of prosperity and well-being.
On this auspicious day, listen to Enthralling Lakshmi song by Aruna Sairam,
Bhagyathalakshmi Baramma RTP- Aruna Sairam- Ragamalika
Sri – Bhagyathalakshmi Baramma
Kamboji- Aadi Lakshmi Baramma
Kurinji- Dhaanya Lakshmi Baramma
Sahana- Santhanalakshmi Baramma
Mohanam- Gajalakshmi Baramma
Atana- Dhairya Lakshmi Baramma
Bhairavi- Ishwarya Lakshmi Baramma
Renjini- Vijayalakshmi Baramma
Lalitha- Dhanalakshmi, Baramma
Embar S. Kannan – Violin,
Vaidyanathan – Mridangam,
Karthick – Ghatam