Datta Jayanti 2016 | Dattatreya Jayanthi

Datta Jayanti (Guru Dattatreya Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Dattatreya) is observed on Margashirsha Purnima, the full moon day in Margashirsha Month. In 2016, Datta Jayanti date is December 13.

In fact, Datta Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi in Margashirsh month. Dattatreya, the son of Anasuya and Atri Maharshi, is considered as Trimurti Avatar, an incarnation of Hindu Trinity – Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva.

Purpose of Dattatreya incarnation and Datta Jayanti

When Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati came to know about Anasuya’s pativrata dharma, they wanted to test her and requested their husbands Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to do so by asking her to give food with unclothed body. Anasuya made the Hindu trinity as small babies and fed them without any cloth on her body. Anasuya’s husband, Atri Maharshi came and knew the whole episode, created all three babies into one. This one form of Trimurti is Dattatrya Swamy. With their powers, Atri and Anasuya recreated Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Dattatreya Jayanti Celebrations

Datta Jayanthi is celebrated with lot of gusto in Sri Pada Vallabha Kshetram at Pithapuram in  East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. This kshetram is also known as Padagaya Kshetram, Datta Kshetram or Vallabha Kshetram. Dattatreya Jayanti is a major festival at Ganugapur Sri Kshetra Dattatreya temple in Gulbarga district in Karnataka.

Read this post to know about Datta Jayanti puja procedure and the Vrat Vidhi for Dattatreya Jayanti

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9 Comments

  1. vijaya kumar babu says:

    Jai Guru Datta, I would like to suggest few corrections in the above. Sripadavallabha Kshetram is located in East Godavari district of Andhrapradesh ( and not in Srikakulam). Gangapur is located in Gulbarga district of Karnataka but not in Maharashtra. Jai Guru Datta.

  2. mahesh says:

    as u told that sri pada kshetram in pitha purm .this is in east godavari district of andhra prades, not situated in srikakulam dirstrict please change this.
    regards

  3. srinivasa says:

    Datta Jayanthi is celebrated with lot of gusto in Sri Pada Vallabha Kshetram at Pithapuram in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh

    but Pithapuram was located in East godavari sitrict not in srikakulam district. please notify and update.