Akshay Tritiya 

The word "Akshaya" means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed. On 'Akshay Tritiya' 'Mrutika' also worshipped. Nowadays jewellers have turned the purity into a marketing gimmick. The day is considered auspicious for starting new ventures. The legend is that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya continues to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, new ventures, like starting a business, construction etc. is initiated on Akshaya Tritiya. According to Hinduism, Akshay Tritiiya was the day when Ganesha, the god of wisdom and obstacle removal, started writing the epic Mahabharata to Ved Vyas's dictation. As per Hindus, this day is ruled by god Vishnu, the preserver-god in the Hindu Trinity. It is also traditionally celebrated as the birthday of the Hindu sage Parashurama, the sixth Avatar of the god Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology, on this day the Treta Yuga began and the river Ganges, the most sacred river of India, descended to the earth from the heaven. It was also on this day that Goddess Annapoorna devi was born. Kubera received his wealth and position as custodian of wealth and property along with Goddess Lakshmi on this day, by praying to Lord Shiva at Shivapuram.

It is also traditionally observed as the birthday of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of god Vishnu. The Puranic scriptures speak about how he reclaimed the land from the sea. In Mahabharata, Yudhishtira receives the Akshaya patra, which he uses to serve food for all the needy in his Kingdom. It is on this day that poor Sudama, the best friend of Krishna visits Him to greet him after He became the King. With nothing to offer due to his poverty, Sudama takes with him Poha and offers it to his friend and never discusses his poverty though he intends to. But on his return he finds his hut changed to a Palace. It is also on this day that Dushasana, Duryodhana's brother unveils Draupadi at the Royal Court where Krishna protects her providing the 'unending' veil... In most recent history, Adi Shankara recited the Kanaka Dhara Stotr on this day for the sake of the poor couple at whose house he stopped for Bhiksha on the day and was offered the only available gooseberry in the house. Goa and Konkan regions, even today, are referred to as Parushurama Kshetra. Akshaya Tritiya, the third day of the bright-half of the lunar month of Vaisakha is considered as one of the most sacred days of the year. In Orissa on Akshay Tritiya farmers start ploughing their land and construction of chariots for Rath Yatra begins at Puri. The day is generally observed by fasting and worship Lord Vasudeva with rice grains. A dip in the river Ganges on this day is considered to be very auspicious. The Vedic scriptures say that knowledge gained or charity done on this day is very fruitful. It is considered to be very lucky day to start new business or venture.

Many people buy gold or property on this day. Fasts are kept on this day and pujas are performed. In charity, fan, rice, salt, ghee, sugar, vegetables, tamarind, fruit, clothes, are given. Vishnu is worshipped on this day. Tulsi water is sprinkled in the nearby are of the idol while performing aarti. In Bengal, on the day of the Akshay Tritiiya, "HalKhata" - a ceremony to start the new audit book is performed - with the worship of Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi. Bengalis perform many rites and rituals on this day. This day is also most auspicious day for the Jat farming community. Early morning, a male member of Jat family goes to field with shovel. All the animals and birds encountered on the way to the field indicates omen and predictions for rains and crops. Akshay Tritiiya is also an occasion for weddings, which are conducted in mass marriage ceremonies. It is considered an unboojha muhurat. It is believed that god Kubera, the treasurer of the gods, is the richest deity.

Lakshmi Tantram says that even Kubera will pray to goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu, on this day. On this day, a day-long Kubera Lakshmi Puja is performed in which an image of Lakshmi is worshipped along with Sudarsana Kubera Yantra, symbolising Kubera. Importance of worshipping the picture of 'Vaibhav-Lakshmi' with Sree Vishnu, on the day of 'Akshay Trutiya : On the day of 'Akshay Trutiya', a king or those who have the responsibility of taking care of the subjects, should perform 'puja', with gratitude and devotion, of the picture of 'Vaibhav-Lakshmi' with Sree Vishnu as it helps to make the subjects happy and prosperous. We are not graced by 'Goddess Lakshmi' as she is the divine energy of Sree Vishnu. How can His 'divine energy' come here and bless us if Sree Vishnu is not invited? Therefore, before worshipping Sree Lakshmi in any of her forms, first invite Sree Vishnu and then invite Sree Lakshmi as the worshipper gets maximum benefit of Lakshmi-tattva
Parshuram :
Parasurama is the sixth incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. Prasurama killed the King Kartavirya, who had stolen the Holy cow Kamdhenu, which could fulfill all the desires. Parsurama had ...  Read More
Maha Laxmi :
Laxmi is the goddess of fortune, which usually and simplistically translates Her as wealth. He is the ruler of a fabulous hidden city in the Himalayas called Alkapuri, which ...  Read More
Laxmi Kuber :
Laxmi Kuber is the goddess of fortune, which usually and simplistically translates Her as wealth. But the actual Yaksha who supervise and does the security ...  Read More
Ganesha :
This Shila is very exotic, powerful, extremely attractive, brilliant, auspicious, emits very high radiance and has high energy levels. This Shila has perfect impressions ...  Read More
Laxmi Ganesha :
He, while facing whom, even the mighty army of the gods retreat and scatter away, is called as Vishvaksenah He is Ganesha. He is the Almighty and All-Powerful, and no army can stand ...  Read More
Keshav :
Keshava as described by Lord Krishna means "One who has long hair." But Kesas are the rays of the Lord that illumine the Sun, Moon and such other effulgent things of the ...  Read More
Samudra Manthan :
This first incarnation of Vishnu is Matsya or the Fish incarnation. In this form Vishnu saved the Saint Vaivaswata from demons. Worshipping this auspicious Shaligram ...  Read More
Laxmi Narayan :
Laxmi Narayan is one of the rarest Shaligram. One who worships this Shaligram gets immense wealth and very good health. The environment in his house becomes like "Vaikunth". ...  Read More
Dashavtara Sangraha :
The powerful Golden Dashavatara Shila comprises of ten Shilas which are ten Incarnations of Vishnu namely Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narsimha, Vamana, Parsurama, Rama, Krishna, ...  Read More
Jyoti Ratna Garbha :
There are few very curious Shaligrams which have very very special powers and extra-ordinary chracteristics. These Shaligram Shilas are extremely rare and are only few in ...  Read More
For More Details Please contact to :
Shri. Rajeev Krishna Dasa 
Address : 306, 'C' Wing, Neelkanth Business Park,
Nathani Road, Behind Vidyavihar Railway Station, Vidyavihar(W), Mumbai- 400086, Maharashtra, (INDIA).
Tel No. :   (00)-(91) 22-25109744, 9322646420/21
Mobile No : 00-91- 9322646420 / 9322646421
Email Id : saligram8@gmail.com , shaligram8@yahoo.com
Web Site : www.shaligram.com