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Jai Shri Krishna.
The very word Akshaya means “that which never diminishes”. Any service or charity one performs on this day will be paid back many times over. On this day, Sudama gave the Lord a tiny portion of chipped rice and was rewarded with untold opulence. Draupadi was protected by Krishna twice on this day, once when He provided her an unlimited sari at the dice game in return for a tiny piece of cloth, and later, when she needed to provide food for Durvasa muni, the Lord took a single grain from her pot and satisfied the hunger of all the sages.
If the devotee offers something to the Lord, it acts for his own interest because whatever a devotee offers the Lord comes back in a quantity a million times greater than what was offered. One does not become a loser by giving to the Lord; one becomes a gainer by millions of times.
- Krsna Book Ch. 81, The Brahmana Sudama Blessed by Lord Krishna
Traditionally, this is the best day for starting important endeavors. Vyasadeva and Ganesa chose this day to start writing the great epic Mahabharata, for example, and every year construction of the huge Ratha carts in Puri also starts on this day.
People buy gold, make investments, and start new businesses on this special day. This will help increase the material prosperity. However, to increase the spiritual wealth, one must donate or perform religious activities. This will make one eligible for the grace of Krishna.
This Akshay Tritiya, Saturday, April 22, 2023, please consider donating to Shri Mangal Mandir. May Lord Krishna bless you and your families with good health, everlasting happiness and unlimited prosperity.