Akshaya Tritiya is regarded as one of the most auspicious days for new beginnings. This festival occurs on the third day (Tritiya) of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Vaishakha every year.
The word ‘Akshaya’ in Sanskrit means inexhaustible, that which is unlimited or everlasting. Thus this festival is a celebration of unending happiness, peace and prosperity.
Akshaya Tritiya is linked to a number of historic events. It was on this day that Sudama, a poor brahmana, went to Dwaraka and met His childhood friend, Lord Krishna. Though Sudama never asked the Lord for any help, Lord Krishna blessed him with unlimited prosperity in return for his most humble offering of chipped rice. In spite of possessing great riches, Sudama remained a great devotee of the Lord and never forgot Him till the end of his life. Consequently, he attained the supreme perfection. Thus Akshaya Tritiya is also a festival of Lord Sri Krishna’s blessings for prosperity and devotion.
There is no better way to ensure eternal prosperity than to make a spiritually charged beginning on this day. At ISKCON Bangalore, the intimate meeting of Krishna and Sudama is commemorated through an event titled Sudama Vaibhavam on this day. It celebrates Lord Krishna’s love for His dear devotee Sudama.
ISKCON Bangalore offers you a unique opportunity to participate online in the Sudama Vaibhavam on this auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
- Mahalakshmi Sahasranama Homa and Sri Sukta Homa:
Chanting of one thousand auspicious names of Goddess Mahalakshmi along with fire sacrifice.
- Krishna Sudama Katha:
A narration of the wonderful story of Sudama brahmana being blessed by Lord Krishna.
- Shayana Arati and Pallakki:
The final grand arati of the day, offered to Their Lordships.
Sponsor for this festival and receive special blessings of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra along with the following privileges.
- Sankalpa via phone call
Every sponsor may provide their and their family member’s name, rashi, and nakshatra. Sankalpa will be done for the family before the homa.
The names of all the sponsors will also be announced during the event and they will receive special blessings of the Lord.
- Suvarna Mudra (3gram Gold Coin)
Special Suvarna Mudra offered to the Lord will be delivered to the sponsors as soon as the lockdown due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic is relaxed.
- ‘Higher Taste’ Prasadam Coupons
Avail special feast in Higher Taste restaurant at ISKCON Bangalore with the coupons valid for six months as soon as the lockdown due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic is relaxed.
Watch the festival celebrations online on