Datta Jayanti (Dattatreya Jayanti) is the first appearance day of Lord Dattatreya, the avatara of Trimurthi (Brahma, Vishnu & Maheshwara). In 2015, Datta Jayanti date is December 24.
Datta Jayanti is observed on Margashirsha Purnima, Full Moon day in Margashirsha Month of Hindu calendar. In some places it is also celebrated on a day prior to Margashirsha Purnima, Margashirsha Shukla Chaturdasi.
Datta Jayanti is celebrated with utmost gusto in all Temples dedicated to Sri Dattatreya Avatara and Avadhutas. Akkalkot in Solapur district of Maharashtra, Gangapur in Gulbarga district of Karnataka, Pithapuram Sripada Srivallabha Temple in Andhra Pradesh, and Shirdi Saibaba Temple in Maharashtra.
Read this post to know about Datta Jayanti puja procedure and the Vrat Vidhi for Dattatreya Jayanti.
Panchang, Datta Jayanti – 24 December 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:09 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:43
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 17:00 Chandrastama (Moonset) 30:36
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 18:27
Nakshatra Rohini – 13:24
Yoga Shubha – 21:45
Karana Vanija – 18:27
Skipped Karana : Vishti – 29:31*
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 13:45 – 15:05
Gulika Kalam: 09:47 – 11:07
Yama Gandam: 07:09 – 08:28
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 24:46:54*
Amrita Kalam 27:52* – 29:23*
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:47
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 18:44 – 20:15
Durmuhurthams: 14:54 – 15:36