Datta Jayanti 2023

Why is Datta Jayanti celebrated ?

The birth of Shri Datta, Who incarnated on the full moon day (pournimā) of the Hindu lunar month of Margshirsha, is celebrated as Datta Jayanti. In the previous eras, the atrocities of demonic forces increased tremendously; hence, Shri Dattatreya incarnated in different forms and destroyed the demons.

Importance of Datta Jayanti

On Datta Jayanti, Shri Datta’s principle is 1000 times more active on earth as compared to any other day. By worshipping Shri Datta and doing the Datta chant with full devotion, one can derive maximum benefit of the Datta principle on this day.

Celebration of Datta Jayanti

There is no specific spiritual ritual for celebrating Datta Jayanti. Seven days prior to Datta Jayanti, there is a tradition of recitation of the Shri Gurucharitra (a Holy scripture which describes the glory of Deity Datta). Other prevalent types of devotions are – singing bhajans (Holy songs) and pūjā (ritualistic worship).

How to celebrate Datta Jayanti?

👉🏻 Chanting ‘Shree Gurudev Datta’ for at least 1-2 hours. If possible chant up to 4-6 hours.

👉🏻 Pray to Deity Datta as many times as possible.

👉🏻 Worship Deity Datta with utmost devotion.

👉🏻 Do Deity Datta arati.

👉🏻 Recite Datta stotra in the evening.

👉🏻 Draw rangoli designs that attract & emit Datta-principle.

Deity Datta Chant and Arti

To avail maximum benefit of the Deity’s Principle through chanting, it is essential to do its accurate pronunciation as per the spiritual science. Therefore let us understand how to chant the Name ‘Shri Gurudev Datta (श्री गुरुदेव दत्त ।)‘ correctly.


Datta Chant

Shri Gurudev Datta

Datta Arti

Trigunatmak traimurti datta ha jana


Rangolis to attract and emit Deity Datta tattva (Principle)

On Datta Jayanti, draw sattvik rangolis which attract and emit Datta Principle, at home or in the temple. Due to these rangolis, the environment is charged with the Datta Principle and the devotees benefit from it. Some examples of rangolis which attract and emit the Datta Principle are given ahead. Fill sattvik colours such as yellow, blue, pink in these rangolis.

History of Deity Datta’s birth

Once Brahma, Vishṇu and Mahesh together set out to test the purity of Anasuya, Sage Atri’s wife. Due to her purity, three sons were born to her; one each from the fractions of Brahma, Vishṇu and Mahesh. Deity Datta was born from the fraction of Deity Vishṇu. Most people know this metaphorical story from the Puraṇas (The eighteen sacred Holy texts compiled by Sage Vyas). From the spiritual perspective, the implied meaning of ‘Atri’ is as follows.

‘A’ (अ) means ‘absent’ (‘A’ is indicative of negation) and ‘tri’ (त्रि) means ‘tripuṭi (Triad of doer of the karma, the karma and the act of performing the karma that are inter-related)’. Hence, ‘atri’ is one who is devoid of triputi such as the states of wakefulness-dream-deep sleep, Sattva-Raja-Tama or one who meditates-goal-meditation. The intellect of such an ‘atri’ is without any asuya, that is, desire-anger and the six types of action, and is thus pure. This pure intellect itself is called ‘anasuya’. Deity Datta was born from the sankalpa (Resolve) of such pure intellect.

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Sattvik Products related to Deity Datta

Deity Datta (or Dattaguru) is the Deity who takes care of our departed ancestors. If you have reason to believe that your departed ancestors may be stuck in their afterlife, praying to and chanting Deity Datta’s Name helps. Deity Datta will provide the necessary energy to your departed ancestors to move on and protect you.

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