Also known As Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej, Akshaya Tritiya falls on the lunar day of Shukla paksha during the Indian month of Chitra or Vaisakha. The name Akshaya Tritiya connotes eternal or never ending prosperity, success, luck, wealth and joy on the third day of the brighter half of moon.
Vedic texts say that Treta Yuga began on this day and also the sixth incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu manifested on the same day. It was also a day when Draupadi received an ever-brimful vessel called Akshaya patra from lord Krishna. The incident of Lord Krishna transforming poverty-stricken Sudama’s life also takes place on this day. This day is also dedicated to Lakshmi and Kubera as they symbolize wealth in profusion and abundance.
Akshaya Tritiya is a day of spiritual upliftment and desire upliftment that conveys the message that even material needs can flow when one’s devotion is very intense. Therefore the day must be spent on spiritual activities like puja, japa and homa to the Gods for their kindness in the form of windfalls.