What is Akshaya Tritiya ?
Akshaya tritiya is one of the 3 and a half auspicious muhurtas as per hindu calender. It is regarded as one of the most auspicious day and a very good muhurta for everything. It is also the day when Rishi Ved vyas and lord ganesha began to write mahabharta and lord parshurama the 6th Incarnation of Lord vishnu was born on this day. The birth or devi Annapurna is also said to have happened on this day. Kubera the god of wealth got wealth and position on this day as per hindu scriptures.
Akshaya means Undecaying, Imperishable/never diminishing.
Tritiya means 3rd tithi or lunar day.
It is the 3rd day of bright half of the lunar month of vaishakh which comes around the month of april and may, It is the tithi which occurs in 3rd day of bright half of lunar month (shukla paksha) when moon is on its way to become full moon. Interestingly this is the day when both Sun and Moon are in their signs of Exaltation. Sun is exalted in Aries and moon is exalted in the sign Tauras. Akshaya tritiya 2013 falls on 13th may in 2013.
Both sun and the moon are the rulers of 12 zodiac signs in forward and reverse order. The signs from Leo to Capricorn come under the rulership of sun in forward order and The signs from Cancer to Aquarius come under the Rulership of Moon in Reverse order.
This day is said to be the best day to choose for undecaying success and achievements as the word Akshaya means imperishable/never diminishing and undecaying.
The demand for gold increases on this day tremendously as their is a belief that buying gold on this day increases the value of gold and gives wealth and riches. Actually people selling gold and jewelers sure become rich on this day :P.
So if you are going to start a new venture or purchasing a new house, vehicle or anything you wish, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the best muhurta to start something new.
Wishing you good success, prosperity and happiness on the coming Akshaya tritiya 13th May, 2013.