WHAT: Kshaya means destruction and when we add prefix “A” in front of it, it means indestructible or something that is everlasting. So anything we do on Akshaya Tritiya grows with time and can never be destroyed. Hence it is recommended to begin auspicious things, projects, purchases or relationships on this day.
WHY: On Akshaya Tritiya, both Sun and Moon are exalted. This happens only once a year. Sun and Moon are two luminaries (light givers). Sun gives light during the day and Moon gives light during the night. With both these luminaries in their exalted position, we are bound to receive light throughout the life of our project or undertaking begun on this day.
WHEN: Exact window of Akshaya Tritiya falls between 6:34 AM Pacific time on April 20, 2015 (Monday) until 4:39 AM Pacific time on April 21, 2015.
So what specific things can you do on Akshaya Tritiya? Here are some examples:
- In India this is a big day for purchase of Gold.
- Purchase of a new House.
- Any new investment – real estate, stocks etc.
- Starting a new relationship. Committing yourself in your mind to a new relationship on this day will bring growth and will never destroy that relationship.
- Starting a company or website.
- Accepting a new job offer.
STORY OF AKSHAYA PATRA: In Mahabharata, Pandavas and Draupadi ate out of Akshaya Patra (vessel which never exhausted). One day they needed food for a visiting sage and Draupadi prayed to Krishna for food. Krishna appeared and ate the last grain of rice which was stuck on Akshaya Patra. That one grain of rice satisfied Krishna’s belly. Krishna being the Supreme Being himself, this one grain in turn satisfied all living beings, including that visiting sage. Thus Draupadi’s problem of having to feed the sage was solved.