Akshaya Tritiya was celebrated today in Jammu city with religious fervour. The devotees organized bhandaras (feasts) in different parts of the city.
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is a holy day for Hindus and Jains. As per the religious beliefs, Veda Vyas and Lord Ganesha began to write Mahabharata on this very day.
The word “Akshaya” means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is believed that if you do charity on this day you will be blessed. The day is also considered auspicious for starting new ventures.
By Kunal Mahajan