Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is very important days for Hindus and Jains. It falls on the third day of Shukla Paksh in the Hindu month of Vaishakha; this year Akshay Tritiya is on 21st April, 2015. It is observed to celebrate the birth of Lord Parshuram the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Maharishi Ved Vas and Lord Ganesha also began writing the epic Mahabharata from this auspicious day making it more important.
The meaning of Akshay in Sanskrit is never diminishing and it is believed that this day brings good luck and success. Doing charity on this holy day is considered blessing. On Akshay Tritiya, Mrutika is worshiped. The day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures. The legend is that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya continues to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, new ventures, like starting a business, construction, etc. is performed on Akshaya Tritiya.
It is most beneficial for performing meritorious (Punya Karma) deeds such as recitations penance, donations ritual bathing, sacrifices, burnt oblations to fire. However initiation / conducting of activities like wearing sacred thread, ending of fast, house construction and entering thereof, traveling and plantation is prohibited in certain communities, while most look forward to start/restart relationships, purchases and commitments on this auspicious day.
Aspirants are cautioned against using this Tithi blindly for initiating and conducting all types of life activities. Auspiciousness of the Tithis for specific activity depends upon simultaneous presence of Panchangam Shuddhi, Muhurt Yogasand host of other elements of Hindu electional astrology.
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