Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, is an annual Hindu and Jain spring festival. It falls on the third tithi (lunar day) of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Vaisakha. It signifies the "third day of unending prosperity".
There are several events and occasions in Hindu scriptures that signify the importance of Akshaya Tritiya.
Parashurama, the sixth avatar of the god Vishnu. was born in TretaYug (त्रेता युग - रामायण काल) to Sage Jamadagni and his Kshatriya wife, Renuka on the third day of shukla paksh: the day of Akshay Tritiya.
The festival is also related the presentation of the Akshaya Patra to Draupadi by the god Krishna during the visit of numerous sages, including the sage Durvasa.
According to a legend, the sage Vyasa began reciting the Hindu epic Mahabharata to the god Ganesha on Akshaya Tritiya. While Another legend states that the river Ganga descended from heaven to earth on this day after the great tapasya by King Bhagirath.
Another event linked to the day is Sudama's visit to his childhood friend, Krishna in Dwarka, when he received unlimited wealth as a boon.
On this day, Kubera, the god-king of the semi-divine yakshas, is believed to have appointed the god of wealth on this auspicious day.
Particularly In Jainism, Akshaya Tritiya commemorates the first Tirthankara, (Rishabhanatha), ending his one-year asceticism by consuming sugarcane juice poured into his cupped hands. Some Jains refer to the festival as Varshi Tapa.
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Eid al-Fitr also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast" is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Ramadan is considered the sacred month of prayers and spiritual practices. It is mentioned that all scriptures of Islam were revealed during the month of Ramadan, the scrolls of Abraham, Torah, Psalms, Gospel, and Quran having been handed down (in divine revelation) on the first, sixth, twelfth, thirteenth (in some sources, eighteenth) and twenty-fourth Ramadans, respectively. Muhammed is said to have received his first quranic revelation on Laylat al-Qadr, one of five odd-numbered nights that fall during the last ten days of Ramadan.
May the festivals of Akshay Tritiya and Eid bring unending wealth, prosperity and happiness in your life..
With Best Regards,
Dr TP Singh
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