Traditional Significance Of Akshaya Tritiya
A row of vendees can be seen in front of gold shops; there is hardly anyone who has not got the possession of Gold and not to forget those who send India gifts entirely made up of gold on this propitious day of Akshaya Tritiya. Akti, Akha Teej or Akshya Tritiya, whatever you wish to call this lunar day of Shukla Paksha or Bright Half as, the fortunate success of this day cannot be veiled. Especially if you belong to a Jain or Hindu Community, you cherish Akshaya Tritiya as the day of prosperity, wealth and affluence. Your traditions surely speak of the colossal significance of this “never diminishing” Akshaya Tritiya.
The day of Akshaya Tritiya is not only the birthday of Lord Parashuram, but it is also among the four most important days of Hindus. In Indian tradition, this day is a “big day of good luck”. Every individual knows that if they initiate anything paramount on Akshay Tritiya then their unexpected fate will be filled with a lot of wealth and fortune. From ancient times, the day is regarded as the announcer of luck, wealth and success. The big projects like purchasing a property, buying a house, construction or any opening ceremony are initiated today. Even in the hearts of Indian people who are living abroad this festival holds a crucial place and they send gift to India to their relatives and friends. Their gift to India not only overwhelms their loved ones but also retains the value of their sacred traditions.
Being a native, you very well know that the culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present here. India gifts its citizens with a diversity of unique religions, culture, beliefs and traditions. Moreover, the tourists from all across the globe are also bewitched by the art, culture, traditions and beliefs of India. All religious communities have an exclusive way to honour the rituals of any festival, and Akshaya Tritiya is no exception. This felicitous day is celebrated by the the Jain and the Hindu communities differently but with the same motive of luck and prosperity.
While the Jain people associate this sacred day of Akshaya Tritiya with the legend associated with Lord Adinath and Varshi Tap, the Hindus view this day as the birth anniversary of the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Parshuram. It is believed that the Treta Yuga began on this day. The Hindus worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on this day. According to the Hindu Traditions, to get the maximum benefit of “Lakshmi Tattva”, Lord Vishnu is worshipped first and then Goddess Lakshmi, as She is the divine energy of Shree Vishnu. However, most of the Jains hold a fast to be broken with sugarcane juice. They take it as a day when the yearlong fasting, Varshi Tap, is vowed to be taken.
Doing charity, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and purchasing gold are the most sacred aspects of this day’s traditions. To make the day more enlivening, Akshaya Tritiya gift ideas are sent that include a wide range of appealing attires, traditional and antique statues, gold jewelleries and traditional sweets.