(Girl named Akshaya, born on 16th May 1999)
The pandavas had akshaya patra, what have I got…….?
Akshaya means that which never ends. ( Hunger and Poverty)
The word “Akshaya” means imperishable or eternal – that which never diminishes. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune.
Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune. (Jewellary shops sponsor the day\’s celebration)\’
Indians celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day.
The day also marks the beginning of the “SatyaYug” or the Golden Age – the first of the four Yugas. It is also believed that people born during this time shine bright in life. Many luminaries were born during this period:
How to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya
Make a donation to a worthy cause. It is believed that by doing a good deed on Akshaya Tritiya one can earn Punya (merit) for life.
Give Annadanam – donate food as a service to humanity.
Facts you may not like
Some 18,000 children die every day because of hunger and malnutrition and 850 million people go to bed every night with empty stomachs- U.N. food agency- because of a greedy and selfish world that cares not for the poor.
“He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.” â€”Proverb 14:31
Always teach your kids to Give