Akshay Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus. As per the Hindu traditions and culture, Akshay Tritiya is considered as the most significant day to perform sacred deeds. In Sanskrit, the meaning of Akshay is never diminishing. As the meaning says, on the day of Akshay Tritiya people never feel the dearth of happiness or bliss.
Akshay Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the first half of the Hindu month of Vaishakha . In 2009, the date to observe or celebrate Akshay Tritiya is April 27, Monday.According to the Hindu Astrology, especially in terms of Muhurtas, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the three most auspicious Muhurtas . One is the first thithi of the Chaitra Month, second is the tenth thithi of the Lunar month Ashwin or Aswayuja masam and the third one is the third thithi of Vaishakha masa, the Akshaya Tirtiya Day. It is also referred as Unboojha Muhurat.
Akshay Tritiya festival is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Worship of Lord Vishnu on Akshay Tritiya eradicates and removes one’s sins and makes him free from all sorrows. Puranas described that Devotees who perform Sri Maha Vishnu Puja on Akshay Tritiya may attain salvation.In some regions, devotees keep fasts on Akshaya Tritiya. As per the Puranas, charity of food, clothes and other edible material on Akshaya Tritiya is also considered as most important ritual of the festival. There is a ritual to perform Goddess Tulsi Puja on Akshay Tritiya in some regions of India.