This day also has to events from Lord krishna’s life associated with it:
While the five Pandavas and their wife draupadi were in exile, a sage once came to them and said he would eat his meal with them. Since they had all eaten and kept their pots away, there was only one grain of rice left on the plate. Draupadi prayed to Lord Krishna for help , at that instance Krishna enters and says that he is very hungry and eats that grain too from the ‘Akshay Patra’ which means ‘One that never diminishes’ . When the saint came with 400 people, Draupadi could feed all of them from the same pot. The more she took from the pot, the more would come from it. It would never go down.
The other story is that of Krishna and is poor friend Sudama who visited Krishna for help with 3 puffed rice laddos made by his wife because he did not want to visit empty handed. When Krishna sees him and gives him a warm welcome by washing his feet and showering him with love, Sudama is overcome with emotions and cannot ask him for a favor. He also forgets to give Krishna the ladoos. As the time comes to leave, Krishna tells him, I know your wife has sent something for me, why don’t you give it to me. He then takes one ladoo and eats it.
Then he takes the second one and eats that too. When he is about to eat the third one his wife Rukmani comes and stops him. After Sudama finally returns home he is amazed to see his old hut is transformed into a beautiful house and is full of riches.
Krishna gives him all he had and if Rukmani would not have stopped him from eating the third laddoo, he would have given away everything with that.
The belief with this day is that the more you give, the more you receive, people buy gold on this day, they give food and money to help the poor and pray to god for prosperity in return.
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