Dattatreya Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Lord Dattatreya, a combined form of deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Margashirsha month of the Hindu Calendar throughout the country, especially in Maharashtra.
Dattatreya Jayanti 2021 Date: December 18 (Saturday).
Tithi Begins – 07:24 AM on Dec 18, 2021.
Tithi Ends – 10:05 AM on Dec 19, 2021.
On Dattatreya Jayanti, devotees take bath early in the morning in holy rivers and observe fast.
A puja of Dattatreya is performed with flowers, incense, lamps, and camphor. Devotees meditate on his image and pray to Dattatreya.
Dattatreya Jayanti is celebrated with much fanfare in temples dedicated to Lord Dattatreya located throughout India.
The most important places of his worship are in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat like Ganagapur in Karnataka near Gulbarga, Narasimha Wadi in the Kolhapur district, Pithapuram in Andhra Pradesh near Kakinada, Audumbar in Sangli district, Ruibhar in Osmanabad district and Girnar in Saurashtra.
Some temples like Manik Prabhu Temple, Manik Nagar host an annual 7-day festival in honour of the deity in this period. In this temple, Datta Jayanti is celebrated for 5 days from Ekadasi to Poornima. People from Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana come here to have darshan of the deity.