AkshayaTritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is a holy day for Hindus and Jains.It falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (ShuklaPaksha) of the pan-Indian month of Vaishakha and one of the four mostimportant days for Hindus.

It is an auspicious day ofthe birthday of Lord Parasurama who is the 6th incarnation of LordVishnu.

On this day the grate Veda Vyas and Lord Ganeshabegan to write Mahabharata. Jains celebrate this day to commemorateTirthankara Rishabha's ending of one-year fast by consuming sugarcanejuice poured into his cupped hands.

Isidered auspicious forstarting new ventures. The legend is that any venture initiated onthe auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya continues to grow and bringprosperity. Hence, new ventures, like starting a business,construction, etc. is performed on Akshaya Tritiya.


Hinduism

InHinduism, Akshay Tritiya was the day when Sa
Jains celebrateTirthankara Rishabha's first 'ahara'

Followers of Jainismconsider Akshaya Tritiiya to be a holy and supremely auspicious day.It is associated with Lord Adinatha, also known as Rishabhadeva,first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras. On this day people who observethe year-long alternative day fasting known as Varshi-tap finishtheir Tapasya by doing parana by drinking sugarcane juice.

Theday of Akshaya Tritiya is worshiped and said to be auspicious inJainism because it is said to have established the very first "aharacharya": a methodology to prepare and serve food to Jain monks.Lord Rishabhadeva denounced the worldly pleasures after dividing hisvast kingdom amongst his 101 sons, prominent of whom areGommateshvara Bahubali (whose world's tallest monolithic statuestands at Shravanbelgola and Chakravarti Bharata; it is known todayas "Bharat").

Lord Rishabhadeva meditated withoutany food and water for six months and after that set out to acceptfood (ahara). He was the first monk of this era. Jain monks do notown anything. They do not even cook food for themselves. When hungryor thirsty, (maximum once in a day), they set out to accept ahara.They do not ask for it and accept where it is offered. TīrthankaraRishabhadeva went to people to accept food. However, the people ofthat time did not know anything about the lives and disciplines ofmonks, as he was the first monk of Avsarpinī. The people of Ayodhyaoffered him gold, jewellery, gemstones, elephants, horses, expensivegarments and even their daughters to honour their beloved king.

ButRishabhadeva was not in search of these things. He sought only amorsel of food, but nobody offered it to him. Nobody understood thattheir king was looking for food to ensure that the monks who wouldcome after him get food and water in the purest form needed to leadan ascetic life. As there was no choice, he had to fast for one yearuntil King Shreyansa understood his need due to his"purva-bhava-smarana" (previous life). Shreyansa Kumaroffered him sugarcane juice and thus Rishabhadeva ended his fast.This was on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. Hence, sugarcane juice isconsidered by Jains to be one of the best offerings. On this day,Jains observe a fast to commemorate their first TirthankaraRishabhadeva and end their fast with sugarcane juice.

InHastinapur, there is a fair held on Akshaya Tritiya. Jains arrivefrom all over India in large numbers to end their fasts. The ritualending of a fast by Jains is called parana.


Specialitiesand Rituals to be followed on Akshaya Tritiya

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1.After taking bath early morning on the Akshaya Tritiya Day, chant theholy names of Sri Vishnu then start all your daily rituals.

2.Atcharabhyasam (first Teaching to kid) will be done on this holyday.

3. The boon to stay in the holy chest of Sri Vishnu byGoddess Sri Lakshmi was sought on this day, so this is special dayfor
Goddess Lakshmi.

4. The last rites done on thisholy Akshaya Trityiya day will reach our ancestors. So it isconisdered as special to do last rites (yearly rites) on thisday.

5. Annadhanam (providing free food) on this day willbring good boon to the provider.

6. Taking bath on RiverGanges on this day is considered as special.

7. Doing KuberaLakshmi pooja on Akshaya tritiya is belived to bring more wealth asthis holy day he got all his wealth praying Goddess Sri Lakshmi.

8.Doing Vishnu Pooja, Chanting Vishnu Sahasranama on this holy day willbring good wealth to you.

9. Chanting the holy names ofGoddess Sri Lakshmi will also bring wealth.

10. In WestBengal, on this holy day, they start writing the new accounts prayingGoddess Lakshmi and God Vinayaga.

அட்சயதிருதியை அன்று பின்பற்றவேண்டியவைகள் ...

1.
அட்சயதிருதியை அன்று அதிகாலையில்நீராடி ஸ்ரீமந்த் நாராயணனின்நாமங்களை சொல்லி புதிய செயல்களைதொடங்க வேண்டும்.

2.
குழந்தைகளுக்குகல்வி கொடுக்கும் அட்சராயப்பியாசம்செய்யும் சடங்கு 'அட்சயதிருதியை'நாளில்செய்யப்படு கிறது.

3.
மகாலட்சுமிதிருமாள் மார்பில் நீங்காமல்இருப்பதற்காக அட்சய திருதியைதினத்தன்றுதான் சிறப்பு வரம்பெற்றாள்.

4.
அட்சதிருதியை தினத்தில் செய்யப்படும்பித்ரு தர்ப்பணம் பல தலைமுறைக்குமுந்தைய நமது மூதாதையர்களுக்கும்போய் சேரும் என்பது ஐதீகம்.எனவேஅட்சய திருயை தினத்தன்றுசெய்யப்படும் பித்ருகடன்மிகமுக்கியத்துவம் வாய்ந்ததாககருதப்படுகிறது.

5..
அன்னதானம்செய்வதும்,

6.
கங்கையில்குளிப்பதும் அட்சய திருதியைநாளில் கூடுதல் பலன்களைதரும்.

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பெரியபணக்காரனான குபேரன் அட்சயதிருதியை தினத்தன்று மகாலட்சுமியைமனம் உருகி வணங்கி செல்வத்தைபெருக்குவதாக ஐதீகம்.எனவேஅட்சய திருதியை தினத்தன்றுகுபேர லட்சுமி பூஜை செய்வதுசெல்வம் தரும்.

8.
அட்சயதிருதியை தினத்தன்று அதிகாலைவிஷ்ணு பூஜை செய்வது அளவிடற்கரியபலன்களைத்தரும்.

9.
மகாலட்சுமியின்அருள் பெற வேண்டுமானால்,அதிகாலைபிரம்ம முகூர்த்த நேரத்தில்எழுந்து குளித்து,பூஜைஅறையில் விளக்கு ஏற்றி வணங்கி,மகாலட்சுமிபெயரை உச்சரித்தாலே போதும்.செல்வம்தானாக தேடி வரும்.

10.
மேற்குவங்காளத்தில் அட்சய திருதியைதினத்தன்று தான் விநாயகரையும்,லட்சுமியையும்வணங்கி புது கணக்கு தொடங்குகிறார்கள்.