Dattatreya Jayanthi, also known as Datta Jayanti, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Dattatreya – the Trimurti avatar of the Supreme Gods of Hinduism – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The birthday of Lord Dattatreya is celebrated on Margashirsha Purnima the full moon day in the month of Margashirsh. In 2016, Dattatreya Jayanti is on 13 December, Tuesday.
Dattatreya Jayanti Celebrations
Dattatreya Jayanti is celebrated with much importance at Ganugapur Sri Kshetra Dattatreya Temple in Gulburga District of Karnataka. Dattatreya Temple in Dharwad is another popular temple dedicated to Guru Datta. Dattatreya temple Bhaktapur, Nepal also celebrates Datta Jayanti.
Dattatreya Stotram and Dattatreya mantras are chanted by Lord Dattatreya devotees during the festival.
Datta Jayanti 2017
Next year, Dattatreya Jayanti is on December 3, 2017.
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