Akshaya Tritiya also referred as Akha Teej, is considered as the most days of all by Hindus . The pious day of Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day (Tithi) of bright phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu of Vaishakha. The name Akshaya Tritiya describes the special planetary positions of Moon, Sun and Jupiter, as on this day all three unanimously come under Mrigshira Nakshatra. Moon and Sun both glow at their brightest level, indicating the auspiciousness of the day.
The day of Akshaya Tritiya is considered highly auspicious by Hindus as the day is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity for every one. The literal meaning of Akshaya in means imperishable or “never diminishing” and thus the day is believed to be time for beginning or precious metals and land.
Myths and Legends:
Akshaya Tritiya is also referred as a golden day of eternal success because the Golden Age or the first of the four Yugas, Satya yug is believed to have begun on this day. Akha Teej also marks the birthday of Sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu – Lord Parshuram. The auspicious day also holds a special importance as the holy river Ganga also descended down to earth from heaven on this very same day. Vedavyas along with Lord Ganesha started writing the great Hindu scriptures, Mahabharatha on the eve of Akshaya Tritiya. The first Tirthankar in Jainism- Bhagwan Rishabdev also broke his fasting spell of one year by taking on the day of Akha Teej.
- Akshaya Tritiya is also called Navanna Parvam. Akshaya Tritiya falling in a conjunction with Rohini star dayis considered more auspicious.
- The importance of Akshaya Tritiya is appreciated on a Monday.