Happy Akshaya Tritiyai! Dear all, How many of you purchased gold on this auspicious day? The word Akshaya imperishable or eternal- means that which never diminishes. Akshaya Tritiyai is deemed to be an auspicious day and it is believed new ventures started on this day grow successfully. There are many stories relating to Akshaya Tritiyai. Veda Vyasa started writing the epic Mahabharath on this day with the help of Lord Ganesha. The river Ganges brought to this world by Bhagiratha on this day for the salvation of his ancestors. During pandava’s vanavasa time Lord Krishna gave the Akshaya patram to Draupathi on this day is another story. Sudhama-Krishna’s gurukulavasa friend went to meet him on this day as for his wife’s request and when he returned home his house was transformed into a palace by Lord Krishna’s grace! The learning process for children which is known as Aksharabyasam is performed on this day. But the new trend of buying gold on this day and people going on a mad rush to jewelers is quite amusing. During our younger days we never heard of this. Only it started a few years back by some ingenious jewelers to promote sales. Happy Gold buying to all on this auspicious day!