Source :Twitter thread of @veejaysai
Today is the auspicious day of Vaishakha Sukla Tritiya, also celebrated as #AkshayaTritiya on the traditional Hindu calendar. A short thread on the many significant holy events connected to this day
According to the ancient Nilamata Purana (679-83) written in Kashmir, it was on #AkshayaTritiya that the holy river Ganga descended to the earth.
Image from 10th century AD Nepal showing the Gangavatarana Karana as described in the Natyashastra.
According to several ancient texts, Lord Parashurama was born to princess Renuka and Sage Jamadagni on #AkshayaTritiya. He was the 6th Avatara of Vishnu in the Dashavatara pantheon. Image shows a rare Chaturbuja Parashurama from the famous Rani ki Vav in Patan in Gujarat.
Several sources mention #AkshayaTritiya was the beginning of Treta Yuga. It was also the day Sage Vyasa commenced dictating the Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha.
Lord Krishna met his childhood friend Sudama on the holy day of #AkshayaTritiya and blessed him with endless riches!
Image of Krishna washing Sudama’s feet by ISKCON
According to the Vanaparva of Mahabharata, lord Surya blesses the Pandavas, in Agnathavasam, with the Akshaya Patra on the day of #AkshayaTritiya. Image of a rare sculpture of Pandavas receiving Akshaya Patra from Ambatheertha in Kalasa in Karnataka.
मङ्गलम्@veejaysai·Replying to @veejaysaiToday is the day of worshipping Lord Kubera. The lord of the Yakshas and the treasurer of the Devas. He was blessed by Shiva that anyone who worships him on #AkshayaTritiya will be blessed with wealth. Image of red sandstone Kubera from Kushana Era @NMnewdelhi.
It was on #AkshayaTritiya that little Shankara went for his regular Bhikshaatana and composed the Kanakadhara Stotram for the poor lady who couldn’t afford to give him anything except for an Amla fruit. Chanting this today brings the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi
As a symbolic gesture, purchasing any gold, silver or jewelry on #AkshayaTritiya is supposed to bring good luck and wealth as both Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped today. Ppl also buy rice, pulses etc. Feeding the poor will bring you good luck and blessings.
Adding something to this old thread on #AkshayaTritiya. Those of you obsessed with buying gold, it might be a good idea to check on the Archaka in the temple near you and donate something. Thousands of poor Brahmin priests have been suffering due to the lockdown.