Akshay tritiya or Akha teej is largely celebrated in Jain communities.
There is a dispute between different sects of Jain community regarding this auspicious day. Some sects will be following Akha Teej on the first date i.e. April 17 and some on the second i.e. May 16.
Lord Rishabhdev, Adinath, broke his year long fast (Varshi Tap Parna) on this day in Hastinapur. Jain community celebrates this auspicious day to commemorate Parna of Lord Rishbh Dev. Large numbers of Varshi Tap Tapaswi go for Parna on this day to Palitana and Hastinapur.
(Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)