Datta Jayanti or Sri Dattatreya Jayanthi which falls on Suddha Chaturdashi in Margasira masa is an auspicious event in Sri Deval Gangapur Dattatreya temple, Karnataka.
It falls in December as per English Gregorian calendar. In 2016, Sri Datta Jayanthi date is 13 December. It is the first appearance day or birthday of Lord Dattatreya swamy.
Cradle ceremony of Lord Sri Datta marks the beginning of Datta Jayanthi celebrations in Gangapur temple. All the incarnations of Sri Dattatreya swamy are worshipped with Shodashopachara puja. Nirguna Paduka puja is observed on this day.
Rathothsavam or chariot festival on Margasira Poornima marks the conclusion of Datta Jayanti puja in Gangapur temple.