Shripad Shri Vallabha Antardhan Din is the Disappearance Day of Shripad Shri Vallabha. In 2019, Shripad Shri Vallabha Antardhan Din date is October 25. It is observed on Ashwin Krishna Dwadashi (Guru Dwadashi) as per Amavasyant Panchangam (Telugu Calendar | Marathi Calendar).
Shripada Shri Vallabha is an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya who was born and lived in Pithapuram, a town in present-day Andhra Pradesh. Shri Vallabha is considered one of the first complete Avatars (incarnations) of the deity Dattatreya in Kali Yuga.
Sri Sripada Vallabha was born in Chitra nakshatram, Simha (Leo) lagna, and Tula raasi (Libra zodiac) to Appalaraja Sarma and Sumati couple. Throughout his life, he distributed the divine words of Dattatreya and wrote many verses on the Lord. Most of his life he stayed at Kurvapur or Kuravapura in Karnataka.
Sripada Vallabha Antardhan Din utsavam is celebrated with lot of gusto in Sripada Vallabha kshetram in Pithapuram Dattadhamam and his other Dattatreya temples in Gangapur Dattadham, Akkalkot temple, Kurvapur temple, and Mysore Datta Peetham, etc.
It is believed that the Avatar Shripad Shrivallabh is ‘Chiranjeevi’ (immortal) and that he took ‘Jalsamadhi’ in Kuravapura or Kurugaddi, a river island on river Krishna near Raichur, Karnataka. He disappeared since then as a human but still exists in ‘Tejorup’ (in Pure energy form)
Sometime after Vallabha disappeared, a Brahmin named Vallabhesh vowed to go to Kuravapur and feed 1,000 Brahmins if he earned more than his usual profit. Near Kuravapur, he encountered bandits in disguise who robbed and beheaded him. Vallabha suddenly appeared from nowhere and killed the bandits with his Trishula; one, who appealed to the saint as Shiva, was spared. Vallabha asked him to reattach Vallabhesh’s severed head to his body and brought him back to life. Vallabhesh Brahmin completed his vow and became a disciple of Shripad Shri Vallabha.