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Dattatreya Jayanti

Dattatreya's birthday is celebrated all over India. Hindus rise early and bathe in sacred streams, fast, and spend the day in worship and prayer. They also meditate on sacred works that include the Avadhuta Gita and Jivanmukta Gita. Recently, Dattatreya is identified with the triad of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, for it is believed that portions of these deities were incarnated in him. He is usually depicted with three heads and six hands. More...
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Significance of Dattatreya Jayanti

It is believed that Lord Dattatreya possesses the powers of the Trinity. Lord Dattatreya provides the relief from the major problems of life and removes the obstacles from the path of success. The devotees are blessed with the powers of the trinity and achieve the success in life. The six hands of Lord Dattatreya holds Shankha, Chakra, Gada, Trishul, Kamandal and a bowl. The Shankh represents the divine sound; the Chakra stands for the time; Gada is considered as a symbol of pride; Trishul represents triple energies; Kamandal signifies that Lord Dattatreya is the carrier of life on earth; bowl signifies that the individual should donate his pride; negativity; ego and evil thoughts.

Celebrations and Rituals:

Seven days before Datta Jayanti, there is a tradition of recitation of the Shri Gurucharitra. The devotees wake up early, take a bath and observe fast for the day. Flowers, fruits, incense stick, lamp, and sweets are offered during the puja ceremony. Devotees sing devotional songs and read holy books such as Avadhuta Gita and Jivanmukta Gita. During the puja, devotees must apply sandalwood paste, Vermillion, and turmeric to the idol of the deity. After the completion of pua, devotees should take seven circumambulates around the Lord Datta’s idol.

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