Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious observances for Hindus and Jains.
The word Akshaya means ‘never diminishing’ and is a propitious day for making new beginnings. Any venture that is begun on Akshaya Tritiya is thought to bring much prosperity. Lord Parshurama – Lord Vishnu’s sixth incarnation – was born of this day and Shri Veda Vyasa began writing the Mahabharata on this day as well.
Akshaya Tritiya is also the day the Pandavas received the ‘Akshaya Patra’ – an inexhaustible vessel of food.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, named after this ‘Akshaya Patra’ from the Mahabharata, through its Mid-Day Meal Programme, feeds over 1.6 million children through its ‘unlimited food for education’ initiative.
Akshaya Tritiya is the perfect occasion to make a difference to the lives of school children with your contribution towards the cause.
Today, gift plenty to the children of India. Secure their futures with a hot school lunch every day with your donation!
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