Akshaya means ‘that which does not diminish or perish’. Every year, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the 3rd day of bright half of lunar month of Vaishakha. This year it is falling on 07 May 2019. Akshaya Tritiya, according to the Vedic calendar, is a day considered to be conducive to success in any significant endeavour. Those aware of Akshaya tritiya’s benefits schedule major life events like marriages, initiations, business ventures, establishing a new place of residence on this day. It is a day bereft of all inauspiciousness. So even checking muhurthas is considered unnecessary. It is auspicious because Akshaya Tritiya day is the birthday of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Parashurama. According to description in Puranas, performing Shri Maha Vishnu Pooja on Akshaya Tritiya removes sin and helps in attaining salvation. It would be interesting to note that several historical events occurred on this day. It was on Akshaya-tritiya that Sudama, a poor brahmana, went to Dwaraka and met His childhood friend, Lord Krishna. Mother Ganga descended to Earth Lord Parashurama (an incarnation of Lord Krishna) appeared on Earth as did the sacred grain Barley. Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas also received the gift of Akshaya Patra on this day from Vivasvan, the Sun God. The great sage Srila Vyasadeva began composing the Mahabharata…. Read full this story
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