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Datta Jayanti 2020: Date, history and significance of competition marking delivery anniversary of Lord Dattatreya

Datta Jayanti or Dattatreya Jayanti is the delivery anniversary of a Hindu deity encompassing the trinity of Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar (Shiva), collectively is known as the Trimurti.

The competition is necessary on the pudgy moon night of Margashirsha in accordance with the Hindu almanac. In 2020, the date falls this day (Tuesday, 29 December).

Dattatreya, born out of the holy trinity in the Hindu pantheon of gods, develop into as soon as a epic who attained enlightenment and not using a guru. Some scriptures additionally is known as him an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

In accordance with Drikpanchang, the purnima tithi for Dattatreya Jayanti 2020 begins at 7.54 am on 29 December and ends at 8.57 am on 30 December.

Story has it that Lord Dattatreya develop into as soon as born to epic Atri and his wife Anasuya. She performed tapas to net a son with the qualities of the holy trinity. Seeing Anasuya invent such severe austerities, goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati grew to develop into jealous and requested their respective husbands, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, to envision her virtue.

The three seemed in front of her in the garb of ascetics and requested her to given them alms while naked. Anasuya uttered a mantra and sprinkled water on them, turning them into infants, whom she then breastfed while naked. When epic Atri returned, he transformed them staunch into a single youngster with three heads and six hands.

When the goddesses learnt of the jam of their husbands, they begged Anasuya for forgiveness and to shut their husbands. Anasuya heard their pleas and the Trimurti seemed in their honest invent, blessing the epic and his virtuous wife with a son Dattatreya.

On the occasion of Datta Jayanti, devotees wake up early and take a shower in holy water as effectively as explore a rapid. They provide flowers, incense sticks lamps and sweets to God Datta all over the puja ceremony.

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