Today, 10 December 2011 is Datta Jayanti (Dattatreya Jayanthi Utsavam). It is the first appearance day of Lord Dattatreya who is the incarnation of Trimurtis – Lord Shiva, Vishnu & Brahma. Datta Jayanti is observed on Margashirsha Purnima. Some people celebrated it yesterday i.e. Margashirsha Shukla Chaturdasi.
Datta Jayanti is celebrated with utmost fervor in Sri Datta Kshetrams like – Sripada Sri Vallabha Kshetram of Pithapuram in Andhra Pradesh, Gangapur Sri Dattatreya Temple (Nrusimha Saraswati Kshetram) in Gulbarga district of Karnataka, Akkalkot Niwasi Shri Swami Samartha Temple in Solapur district of Maharashtra.
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It is also auspicious that today there will be a Purna Chandragrahan (total lunar eclipse) on 10 December 2011.