--> Skip to main content

Akshaya Tritiya Quotes and Thoughts – Hindu Blog

Today, talk about Akshaya Tritiya and the first thing that comes to the mind is Gold – not Kuchela and Sri Krishna. Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Sri Krishna proved to the world that what matters is Bhakti or Devotion. Not rituals, not costly pujas, not austerities not torturing the body but steadfast devotion is what makes the difference. The sweat and stone filled beaten rice (aval or poha) of Kuchela turned to gold because of devotion.

Today we don’t remember Kuchela and Sri Krishna, but clearly remembers the gold. Gold is worshipped not God.

What a clever marketing executive of a jewelry shop executed a decade ago became a craze and today Akshaya Tritiya has become a day to buy anything and everything from gold to safety pin.

Ardha (wealth) is an important aspect in Hinduism

But Ardha (wealth) is only one among the purushartha – aims of life. There is also Dharma, Ardha, Kama, and Moksha.

Even when dealing with religious scriptures we are choosy, we twist them according to our mindset like Ardha and Kama is okay but not Dharma and Moksha.

In fact, our seers had cleverly placed Dharma first because when Dharma is followed there will be balance in Kama and Ardha.

When Dharma is practiced there is no hoarding and there is Dhanam (donating). 

Akshaya Tritiya also gives importance to Dhanam. Sanatana Dharma teaches to prosper by giving.

Puranas and epics clearly mention about the importance of alms giving, donating, Anna dhanam (donating food) on the day. But we never see advertisement about this aspect of Akshaya Tritiya. All advertisement talks about buying and hoarding.

If possible do not fall for the advertisements and fake teachings. When the investment become worthless in future don’t go running to God saying You cheated me. God do not cheat anyone it is your ignorance that cheats you.

Cleverly invest in what is necessary for you always and for that you don’t need an Akshaya Tritiya day.