Akshaya Tritiya

Festival Description

According to Hindu mythology, There are many important incidents that implicates Akshaya Tritiya. It marks the birth date of Lord Parasurama who is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Annapurna. Also, it is believed that Lord Ganesha who is known as the God of wisdom began writing the Mahabharata. On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Sun and the Moon are at their highest brightness. It is believed that Lord Krishna bestowed wealth and prosperity to his visiting poor friend Sudama. While the Pandavas were in exile, Lord Krishna presented them with Akshaya Patra. The patra would produce unlimited food so that the pandavas would never go hungry. It also marks the day when the River Ganges descended from Heaven to Earth.