Datta Jayanti is observed to celebrate the birth of Guru Dattatreya, the Trimurti Avatar – the united and single incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dattatreya was born as the son of Atri Maharshi and Anasuya. Datta Jayanti 2016 date is December 13. It is observed on the full moon day in the month of Margasheersh as per traditional Hindu calendar.
Sri Dattatreya remained an Avadutha throughout his life – a sage who remains in pure nature. He was a supreme yogi. Dattatreya narrated the secrets of Vedanta to Lord Subrahmanya and this teaching later came to be known as Avadhuta Gita.
The twenty four gurus that Dattatreya found in Nature and Society became very famous and is part of several scriptures.
Dattatreya is worshipped in many places in
. The day is marked by special pujas and satsangs. India
You can read more about the story of the divine birth of Adi Guru Dattatreya in this article.
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