Sunday 26th April

Shri Mataji blesses us on Akshaya Tritiya

Today on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, a small puja was offered to Shri Mataji. An auspicious day in the Vedic calendar, Akshaya (signifying eternal) Tritiya is marked as a day to begin new undertakings which bring success and fortune.

In the evening, a small group of yogis gathered to celebrate this occasion by offering puja at Her Holy Feet of Shri Mataji. A beautiful garland was laid at Mother's Lotus Feet. Fruits, dried dates and some sweets were later offered while performing puja to our most Divine Mother.

After the brief celebration of this day, the yogis quietly bowed and exited the room; Thank You Shri Mataji for this auspicious moment and opportunity to celebrate this day by offering Puja at Your holy Feet.

The auspiciousness of this day:

The day of Akshaya Tritiya is considered auspicious as per the Indian calendar for many reasons. This day is also believed to be ideal for initiating new ventures; a popular date in the Indian calendar for marriages and starting new businesses. Commoners in India purchase valuables like Gold and Diamonds.

Sun and the Moon are evidently the most radiant on this day. Astronomically it is believed to enlighten the earth with maximum light on this day.

There are numerous legends associated with ‘Akshaya Tritiya’. A widespread one being that of Sudama visiting Shri Krishna in Dwarka. The poor Brahmin and school mate of Shri Krishna, Sudama reaches the palace of Shri Krishna at Dwarka. Sudama is ashamed to have brought a handful of puffed rice ‘poha’ for his friend as a token of his love. However, the ever playful leeladhara Shri Krishna noticed the small bag in his hand and soon grasps it off him and eats up the entire poha. The stunned Sudama witnesses such honor bestowed by a king in accepting his humble gift. Overwhelmed with Shri Krishna’s love and hospitality, the poor Brahmin forgets to ask Shri Krishna for financial aid - for which he had come; thus returning empty handed.

But on reaching his village Sudama sees a palace standing where there used to be his hut; his wife and children adorned in rich cloths. Hence the day of Sudama and Shri Krishna’s meeting is observed as ‘Akshaya Tritiya’.



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