The word Akshaya means never diminishing. Hence, the benefits of performing Jap, Yagya, Pitra-Tarpan, Dan-Punya on this day never diminish and remain with the person forever.

Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. Many people purchase gold on this day as it is believed that buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth in future.

Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by God Vishnu who is the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity. According to Hindu mythology, Treta Yuga began on Akshaya Tritiya day.

Usually Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, birthday anniversary of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, fall on the same day. But depending on staring time of Tritiya Tithi Parashurama Jayanti might fall one day before Akshaya Tritiya day.

Vedic astrologers also consider Askshay Tritiya an auspicious day free from all malefic effects. As per Hindu Electional Astrology, three lunar days, Yugadi, Akshaya Tritiya and Vijay Dashami don’t need any muhurta to start or perform any auspicious work as these three days are free from all malefic effects.

On this auspicious day, one may perform madhusudhana ritual, with tulasi archan and also chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam. Also, one may perform charities during this day which will certainly bless the donor.

Following are the charities and daanam, one can undertake:

Jala Daanam:
One can offer jala, water to Brahmins with betel nuts and donate to them dakshina, offerings in one's capacity.

Shayana Daanam: One can donate beds to the needy or the underprivileged.

Vasthra Daanam: Vasthra means clothes. One may donate clothes to the needy and seek blessing with a long life.

Kumkum daanam: Donating kumkum blesses the donor with higher status in life and the women are blessed with their husbands getting a longer life.

Chandana daanam:
Just like others mentioned above, donation of sandalwood protects the donor from untimely accidents and inauspicious.

Giving thamboolam, betel leaf, brings prosperity into one's life. Thamboolam epitomizes spiritual strength and prosperity. It is believed that the betel leaf was produced during the churning of the ocean aimed at extracting amrita, nectar and the leaf is also the abode of all the demigods.

Naarikela daanam:
Donating naarikela and coconuts to Brahmins relieve our ancestors from agonies.

Butter milk daanam :
Offering butter milk as a charity blesses the donor with vidya prapti, attainment of knowledge.

Udakumbha daanam :
Giving water contained in a bronze or silver vessel along with camphor, saffron, basil leaves (tulasi) and betel nut assures one of having their desires fulfilled soon. Those who seek a suitable life partner, want to have a child and to get rid of ancestral curses (pitru shraap), must perform this charity on Akshaya Tritiya.

Donating padaraksha, slippers, shoes, chappals or any footwear will ensure that the donor's life gets purified and is never subjected to entering Hellish planets after death.

Chatra daanam:
Offering chatra, an umbrella to the needy removes unexpected obstacles from one's life.

Holy Bath:
Taking bath in the holy river rids inauspicious and bad karmic reactions. One may take bath before sunrise in one of the holy rivers; Ganges, Yamuna, Godavari, Sindhu, Saraswati, Narmada, Krishna, Bhagirathi, Gandaki, Gomathi, Kaveri and Phalgu.

Apart from the above donations, one can also donate wheat which is believed to please the King of Heaven, lord Indra who is in charge of rains. And the sufficient rains help grow plants and vegetation on the Earth.

You may select the donation of your choice or may do all of them. The end results would be cessation of bad karma's impacting the existing life which a gift from the Lord to realize one's own self and their relationship with the creator.


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