According to the Hindu calendar, Akshaya Tritya is one of the most auspicious days. There are two stories behind the celebration of the day.
This year it is celebrated on 14th May 2021. The Tritiya Tithi, Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month.
Akshaya Tritiya Date & Muhurat:
If Akshay Tritya falls on two days, then the second day is considered. Some Pandits say that the second day will be considered only when Tritiya Tithi lasts for more than 3 Muhurats.
If the day falls on Monday or Wednesday, then it becomes more auspicious.
It is the only day that has three Mahurats. So, one can start something new.
You can even bathe in the holy Ganga.
Perfect day to buy gold.
This day is also called- Akti or Akha Teej. It is observed as the spring festival according to the Jains and Hindus.
People who are fasting on this day should wear yellow clothes.
Early in the morning, you need to bathe Lord Vishnu with holy water and offer him yellow flowers.
Light a Diya and make sure you are seated on a yellow cloth or mat when you worship.
Chant Vishnu Chalisa, remembering the Lord and seeking his blessings.
Try to help the needy and donate.
You can consume yellow rice, banana, or halwa for those who cannot fast all day.
The story revolves around the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishu Shree Krishna. It mentions the Dwapar Yuga. When Sudama, a poor friend of LordLord Krishna who had been suffering for a long time, decides to visit him. If we look back at the history during the adolescent age of Lord Krishna, Sudama used to share his food and spend most of his time with him. To honor his love and care, Sudama wanted to extend his offering to the Lord. Looking at his pious gesture, Shree Krishna showered him with blessings and fortunes without letting him know. This way, all the miseries that made Sudama’s life difficult ended, and he became a wealthy man. This incident took place on Tritiya Tithi, Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month and thus observed as Akshay Tritya.
Another story that marks the significance of this day is that Lord Krishna saves Draupadi and the Pandavas from Sage Durvasa as he was supposed to come and visit their abode for a meal. Since they had no food to serve the sage, Lord Krishna helped them. He turned the empty pot into vessels with an endless supply of food. Those vessels were called Akshaya Patra.
As per other mythological books, on this very day, Goddess Ganga descended on the Earth to help her ancestors attain Moksha.