Akshaya Tritiya - Part 2

posted May 17, 2011, 5:56 PM by Alok Sharma   [ updated May 23, 2011, 6:47 PM ]
There are many stories related to Akshaya Tritiya. One of them is that a Vaishya (trader) performed some charity on this auspicious day and in his next birth became a great king of Kushawati. And in his subsequently was born as Chandragupta Maurya.

Also, this is one of the greatest religious festivals in Jain religion. Aadinathji broke his year long fast on this day itself by having sugarcane juice. People who observe alternative days of fasting end their fast on Akshaya Tritiya. Jainis celebrate this day in huge numbers. In huge gathering they take oath of forgiveness, non-violence and charity.

This occasion is also celebrated greatly in Bundelkhand, Maalva, and in Rajasthan with various rituals and customs.

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