Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akhateej, is a highly auspicious and holy day for Hindus. It falls on the 3rd tithi (Lunar day) of bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Indian month of Vaishakha and this day is one of the brightest and luckiest day for Hindus. In 2018, Akshaya Tritiya falls on the 18th of April. As per Hindu calendar, Kritika Nakashtra and Sarvardhsidhi Yoga also fall on this day, which makes this Festival very auspicious. It is one of the four most important days for Hindus.
Akshaya Tritiya means “Endless” that which never diminishes. As per Hindu Astrology, the Akshaya Tritiya do not need any Muhurta to start any new ventures and this day is free from all malefic effect. So there is no need to check the auspicious time to do any good deeds because each and every moment of this day is propitious.
It was on this day that Goddess Annapurna devi was born. There are many reasons which makes this day very important as per Hindu Mythology.
Akshaya Tritiya is considered the day when Tretha Yug commenced. The River Ganga, the most sacred river of India, descended to the earth from heaven on this day. It is on this day that poor Sudama, the best friend of Krishna visits him to greet him after he became the King. It traditionally observed as the Birthday of Parsurama, the sixth incarnation of God Vishnu. Ved Vyas and Lord Ganesha began to write Mahabharat. This is also believed that Pandavas discovered weapons under the earth which made them victorious against the Kauravas. It was on this day Kubera received his wealth and the position as custodian of wealth and property along with Goddess Lakshmi.
As per Hindu culture, one can perform any auspicious ceremony like marriage, house inauguration ceremony etc. on this day. It is also believed if one purchases gold or other precious items, Land and Property or Vehicle, it will be very beneficial. Thus, any auspicious activity started on this day has a long lasting effect.
It is believed that if the wishes are not being fulfilled even after proper remedies and those who are having constant losses in their business, if they start any new activity on this day it will give auspicious result.
On this auspicious day, one may perform Madhusudhana ritual with Tulsi archan and also chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam Stotra. Also, one may perform charities during this day which will certainly bless the donor.