On April 22, Eid was celebrated by Muslims all across the world and at the same time, Hindus and Jains in India and beyond celebrated the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
Grand celebrations were witnessed by people of different religions and members of the respective groups celebrated the occasions with tremendous passion and excitement.
Well, some people aren’t aware of the fact that Akshaya Tritiya is a Hindu festival celebrated on the third ‘Tithi’ or lunar day of the bright half of Vaishakha month.
On the other hand, Eid is a prominent Islamic festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is celebrated with prayers and feasting.
Despite the differences in their cultural and religious roots, both festivals are celebrated with excitement and joy by respective communities. These festivals provide an good opportunity for people to spend time together, share their happiness, and create lasting memories.
Nowadays, people are trying to create rifts between the people by creating differences between the festivals
One side asks people not to greet “Eid Mubarak,” others go one step ahead by dismissing the festival Akshaya Tritiya.
Indian liberals think that Hindus invented Akshaya Tritiya just to make fun of Muslims.
Even though there are several tales and auspicious festivals associated with this day, Indian liberals have now crossed all their limits. They are giving various absurd statements to dismiss Akshaya Tritiya.
Have a look at some of the tweets
Is not Akshaya Trithiya the festival where the good , rich upper country folks buy glitter .
Back home, nobody wished us and we did not wish either.
Now, Bhaktgan want to counter Eid with Akshaya trithiya!
— Mini Nair (@minicnair) April 23, 2023
How tf is he even comparing Eid with Akshaya Tritiya? 😂 A day for Hindus to chase gold? It should have been about rice but we don't care about rice.
And I've literally never heard of Parshuram Janmotsav. 😭 https://t.co/l7ha4MGpL1
— Vaan (inactive era) (@SavageLeeCooper) April 23, 2023
I swear to God this Akshaya tritiya is a made up festival, meant to coincide with Eid to make Hindus also buy more gold. I had never heard of it even a decade ago
— plumpernickel (@plumpernickel) April 23, 2023
A school friend wished me Akshay Tritiya yesterday, I wished him back alongwith wishing him Eid Mubarak. Still waiting for the response.
The hate has even ruined the friendships post 2014.
— phunnyRabia (@PhunnyRabia) April 23, 2023
Liberals are dismissing Akshaya Tritiya without knowing the importance of the festival
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, marked a special occasion for Hindus and Jains worldwide. This annual festival is celebrated on the third ‘Tithi’ or lunar day of the bright half of Vaishakha month when the sun and moon are believed to be most auspicious in the sky. The Sanskrit word “Akshaya” means imperishable, and the festival is observed with great reverence.
Hindus celebrate this day as the birthday or Janmotsav of Bhagwan Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu and also one of the Chiranjivis from Hindu mythology.
Moreover, It is also believed that Bhagwan Ganesha began writing the epic Mahabharata, narrated by Rishi Vyasa, on this day. Purchasing gold on Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be auspicious.
Hindu mythology has a lot of history and stories connected to this day. For instance, it is said that Lord Krishna satisfied the Pandavas’ hunger during their exile by using the “Akshaya Patra,” a food container that never runs out of food.
It is also said that during the Akshaya Tritiya, Sudama and Krishna met in Dwarka.
Treta Yuga, an important era in Hindu mythology, is said to have begun on this day. According to belief, the holy river Ganga descended to Earth on Akshaya Tritiya, making this day also known as Gangavatran.
Jains also observe Akshaya Tritiya, celebrating the birth of the first Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva, on this day
People who believe in Jainism are of opinion that performing good deeds on this day will bring eternal success and happiness. Jains typically observe a fast on this day.
Despite the various tales and the festival’s good fortune, some people have a totally different point of view. They think that Hindus created Parshuram Janmotsav and Akshaya Tritiya solely to disparage Muslims. However, these claims lacks a factual foundation and is unsupported by data.
However, what’s important is to commemorate each festival with equal fervor. The coming together of individuals from various religions and cultures to observe their traditions and beliefs during these festivals is a testament to the diversity and inclusivity of India. Observing these festivals on the same day serves as a reminder of the significance of harmony and solidarity in a multifaceted society.