This festival is considered highly auspicious as it is believed that on this day Lord Ganesha and Veda Vyas started writing Mahabharata.
*It is believed that the God of wealth – Kubera prayed to Goddess Lakshmi and then he was granted with wealth and prosperity. People believe that starting any new activity including business, getting married, buying gold or any property will definitely bring wealth and prosperity to them.
*Akshaya Tritiya is related to Lord Krishna and his childhood Brahmin friend Sudama, when he visited Dwarka and asked Krishna for some financial help. Soon Krishna came to know that his childhood friend came to meet him he welcomed him with a huge warmth as he believed the principle of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’. Further Krishna also washed his friends feet and asked what did he get for him? Sudama was ashamed to offer his gift to Krishna after seeing his richness and considered it to be of no value. Sudama offered Krishna rice flakes (poha) as a gift and Krishna relished this gift of his dear friend which was a tribute of pure love, close friendship and deep care. Further Sudama did not ask for financial favour and returned back to his home with a contented heart, but as soon as he reached his old house was transformed into a beautiful palace.
*On this day, the Moon will be in the star Mrigasira, ruled by Mars. This star holds the energy to give fulfilment and joy. The Moon will be in his exalted sign in Taurus. Mars, the star lord, is along with Saturn in Scorpio, and will be receiving the aspect from the Moon.
*Mrigasira star is related to searching. Hence, this is the right day to search for your destination and destiny. It is also a good day to start spiritual seeking. The star lord, Mars, in his own sign along with Saturn will help you persevere in your passion and drive.
*The day is filled with the energy of Mars, the planet of passion, so you can seek to reach your ambition and overcome all challenges to your best ability. This is also the best day for you to be assertive and determined to reach your goal and ambition.
*The association of Mars and the Moon is called Chandra Mangala yoga. This is a wealth-creating yoga. By offering prayers to Goddess Mahalakshmi on this day, you can receive divine favour from her in respect to wealth.
Chanting the below mantra 7 times will help you increase your wealth:
OM MAHALAKSHMI CHA VITH MAHE
VISHNU PATHNI CHA DHEEMAHI
TANNO LAKSHMI PRACHODAYATH