‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is a famous festival of Hindus. It is also known as ‘Akha Teej’. According to Hindu Calendar, it falls on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month. It is celebrated across all over India.
Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day of the birthday of Lord Parasurama. Parasurama is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology, Akshay Tritiiya was the day when Ganesha, the god of wisdom and obstacle removal, started writing the epic Mahabharata to Ved Vyas’s dictation.
The word ‘Akshaya’ means infinite and ‘Tritiya’ means third. Therefore the day is believed to bring good luck and success. On this day, people conduct special Puja. Nowadays, this day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures. On the day of Akshaya Tritiya buying gold is considered auspicious.