May 14, 2021, 6:27 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 277 views)
Every year, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated with a lot of enjoyment by the Hindu and Jain community. In Sanskrit, Akshaya means eternal and Tritiya refers to the third day of the Shukla Paksha or Full Moon phase. The day is known by different names in different parts of the country. In Chhattisgarh, it is known as Akti while in Rajasthan and Gujarat, it is known as Akha Teej.
This auspicious day is also associated with Shri Krishan. On this day, Shri Krishan’s poor Brahmin friend Sudama visited his palace with a fistful of fattened rice. Shri Krishan whole-heartedly accepted his humble offerings and showered his friend with riches. Therefore, it is the day when Sudama’s fortune changed, and he became a wealthy man.Also, Ved Vyasa narrated the Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha on this day.
On Akshaya Tritiya, people who observe the vrat prepare Akshate. Grains of unbroken rice are smeared with haldi or turmeric and kumkum. Akshate is offered to Lord Vishnu on this day. This is believed to bring good luck for the family.
Traditionally, on Akshaya Tritiya just like Dhanteras before Diwali, people buy gold for prosperity. Besides these materialistic comforts, people seek spiritual enlightenment. Hence, some people give away food or essentials in charity to seek Almighty’s blessings.
parashurama Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Parshuram Jayanti coincides with the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya and According to religious beliefs, Parashurama was born during Pradosh Kala. Therefore, Parashurama Jayanti celebrations are done on the day when Tritiya prevails during Pradosh Kala.
Hindus believe that Lord Parashurama continues to live on the Earth, unlike all other avatars. Therefore, in contrast to Lord Rama and Krishna, Parashurama is not worshipped.
According to the Kalki Purana, Parashurama will be the martial guru of Shri Kalki, the tenth and final Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Ramayana states that Parashurama came to the betrothal ceremony of Sita and Lord Rama and met the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu.