AKSHAYA TRITIYA 2017: Grand Royalty Wealth Day Mythology of Ever-Increasing Wealth.
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The significance of Akshaya Tritiya day dates back to Treta Yuga, the second oldest epoch of mankind. The day of ever-increasing wealth is noted in various sacred texts and scriptures.
Kubera, the Banker of Heaven – According to Shiva Purana, on Akshaya Tritiya day Kubera was made the Lord of riches and banker of Heaven by Lord Shiva
Birth of Goddess Annapoorni – It was on this day Goddess Parvati incarnated as Goddess Annapoorni and Lord Shiva received biksha (alms) from her. By feeding Lord Shiva, Goddess Annapoorni feeds the entire universe
Birth of Parasurama – Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born to Sage Jamadagni and his wife Renuka on Akshaya Tritiya during Pradosham time
Gift of Akshaya Patra – Lord Krishna gifted a Divine vessel to Draupadi, wife of 5 Pandava brothers, during their exile period. This vessel miraculously produced food as and when required for any number of people
Descend of River Ganga – The holiest of the rivers, Ganga came down to the earth plane on Akshaya Tritiya day to make mother earth fertile and to quench the thirst of mankind
Composition of Mahabharata – The great sage Veda Vyasa began the narration of Mahabharata and Lord Ganesha captured it in written form on Akshaya Tritiya day
Sudama – Poverty to Riches – It was on Akshaya Tritiya day Lord Krishna blessed his childhood friend with material riches. According to the scriptures, Krishna’s childhood friend Sudama approached Krishna who was the King of Dwaraka to seek financial help. He managed to take a fistful of Poha (flattened rice) as he could not go empty handed. Krishna welcomed Sudama and treated him so well that he could not ask for any favor. Sudama returned empty handed from the palace and on reaching home, he saw that all his poverty had left him with the wealth blessings of Lord Krishna, who consumed the Poha filled with the love of Sudama.