Welcome luck on Akshay Tritiya
According to the Hindu mythology and Vedic scriptures, the third day of the bright fortnight in the lunar month of Vaishaka is celebrated as Akshaya Tritya or Akhateej. It falls on May 9 on 2016. (It comes once a year with an exalted sun and the third waxing moon shining at their brightest).
Legend has it that on this day, Sage Vyas began writing the great hindu epic Mahabharata. Kubera (the God of wealth) prayed to Goddess Lakshmi who in turn bestowed him with great wealth and position, Goddess Anapoorna Devi was born, the Treta Yuga commenced and Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Parashurama.
On this day, pennilessSudama visited his wealthy friend Lord Krishna to ask for financial help. Not wanting to go empty handed, he carried poha (rice puff) for Krishna. As he walked into his friend’s grand palace he felt ashamed of his humble offering. Sensing his discomfort, Krishna put him at ease by telling him how much he loved his gift. Sudama was shy and could not ask for the help he so desperately needed. To his surprise, when he reached home, his hut had transformed into a magnificent house and his family was dressed in royal robes.
The word Akshaya means endless or never diminishing. It’s believed that any investment you make on this day will give you very good returns. Money attracts money, so acquiring assets like land, gold and property are considered auspicious on this day.
In fact, the very act of sealing the deal/ booking a space is considered auspicious for it is equivalent to invoking goddess Lakshmi in action and deeds. Business endeavours will bear fruit and investments undertaken on this day are free from any malefic influence and will prosper in perpetuity. This ‘mahurat’ is considered sarva siddhi and comes only once a year, so go ahead and make the most of it!