Why is Akshaya Tritiya so important

Updated: May 7, 2019

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as ‘Akha Teej’, is an auspicious day for the Hindus and the Jains. It is celebrated on the third lunar day of the bright moon of Vaishakha/ Baisakh month and this year it is falling on 7th May. On this day the sun and moon, both are exalted, they are at their peak of brightness on this day. The Sun is the signification of soul and Moon represents the mind. 

The word Akshay means ‘eternal’ which means never demolish, it is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed. The day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures, as anything initiated on this day will grow and bring prosperity. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is recommended that one should do charity on this day without expecting any returns. 

Akshay Tritiya 2019 Significance explained by Astrologer Ridhi Bahl

Scriptural Origins of Divine Wealth Events on

Akshaya Tritiya

Kubera was made the Lord of riches and banker of heaven by Shiva, according to Shiva Purana.

Lord Krishna blessed his childhood friend Sudama with material riches, according to scriptures.

Divine vessel miraculously produced food- according to Mahabharata, on this day Lord Krishna gifted a divine vessel called ‘Akshaya Patra’ to Draupadi, wife of 5 Pandava brothers, during their exile period. This vessel miraculously produced food as and when required for any number of people.

Goddess Parvati incarnated as Goddess Annapurna to feed the entire universe

The holiest river Ganga came down to the earth plane on this day to make mother earth fertile and to quench the thirst of mankind.

The great sage Veda Vyasa began the narration of Mahabharata, and Lord Ganesha captured it in written form on Akshaya Tritiya dayParasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born to Sage Jamadagni and his wife Renuka on Akshaya Tritiya during Pradosham time.

Akshay Tritiya 2019 ceremonies explained by Astrologer Ridhi Bahl

Kubera Hawan for prosperity on Akshay Tritiya

Shodashakshara Kubera Hawan

According to sacred text, performing a sacred Hawan, Kubera, the banker of heaven, can fulfill desires, help overcome financial challenges, and grant wealth, abundance, victory, and good fortune.

Laxmi Hawan for prosperity on Akshay Tritiya

Aishwarya Lakshmi Hawan

As per the sacred text, performing a fire ritual to the enchanting wealth Goddess Aishwarya Lakshmi can put an end to your financial constraints, grant boons of wealth, happiness, knowledge, progeny, abundance, and deliver you from poverty, enmity, and diseases

Royalty Rituals for Ever-Increasing Wealth (Cows, Horses, and Elephant Pooja)

Elephant is a symbol for Jupiter and also represents Lord Ganesha, who can remove all obstacles. The horse represents the Sun, which represents royalty, wealth and strength. Cow represents Venus, Lakshmi and also ever-giving love. Sacred rituals performed to honor these divine animals can invoke abundance, royalty and power, and magnanimity blessings.

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Kumkum Archana (Pooja with Red Vermilion Powder) to Maha Meru (Three- dimensional, geometrical form of the Supreme Goddess) by Chanting Lakshmi Ashtottaram (108 Names of Goddess Lakshmi)

Maha Meru is the three-dimensional form of Sri Chakra- the Meru is the embodiment of Goddess energies that are arranged in nine layers with Supreme Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari residing at the Bindu (top). It is believed that special light and sound ceremony to sacred Maha Meru by chanting 108 divine names of Goddess Lakshmi can invoke Goddess blessings for financial abundance, affluence, prosperity, and desire fulfilment

Donation of Umbrella, Sandals and Clothes to Poor and Needy

It is believed that donating umbrella and sandals to the poor and needy can help remove obstacles blocking wealth accumulation. Also, donating clothes on Akshaya Tritiya gives great returns and blessings.

Chandan Daanam (Sandalwood Donation)

Donating sandalwood on this day, will keep you safe and prevents accidents.

Thamboolam Daanam (Betel Leaf Donation)

Donating betel leaves on this auspicious day will enhance your overall personality. It is believed that the betel leaf was produced during Samudramanthan, and is an abode to all demigods. 

Shayana Daanam (Bed Donation)

Donating bed on this day will give you all the happiness you ask for.

Donation of Fruits, NoteBooks, and Pens

According to tradition, donating fruits can give you a high position and improve your status in life, and donating notebooks and pens can help you receive the blessings of planet Jupiter, who can grant knowledge and wealth


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