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Datta Jayanthi is on Thursday 27th December 2012

Discussion in 'Pujas Prayers & Slokas' started by saras123, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. saras123

    saras123 IL Hall of Fame

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    Om Ganesha


    This year Datta Jayanthi (Birthday of Lord Dattatreya) falls on Thursday the 27<SUP>th</SUP> December



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    Lord Dattatreya had descended into this world as progeny of Atri and Anusuya, a sage couple of the Vedic age. Anusuya became very famous for her devotion to her husband.

    She was the embodiment of chastity. Such was her spiritual power that hard, uneven earth turned soft and smooth for her as she walked about. This pious woman induced jealousy and envy in Trishakthi Devis (Devi Laxmi, Devi Parvathi Devi Saraswathi), however the three Gods Vishnu, Shiva And Brahma Deva decided to prove these doubting elements how wrong they were.

    They transformed themselves into mendicants, approached the hermitage of sage Atri and begged for alms. At that time sage Atri was away at the river offering his daily oblations. Anusuya came out and offered food to them. They made a strange request; the food be prepared and served to them by Anusuya, in the nude.

    In the Indian tradition any 'athithi' (guest) cannot be turned away, as they are considered to be an aspect of God. Hence she was placed in a dilemma. She smiled to herself and reflected thus: ‘I am totally purified by the long association with the holy sage Atri. What harm can the god of lust ever do to me? So I do fear nothing. As they have sought food from my hands, I look upon them as my own children and not as strangers and grown up men!’ Her thoughts – the thoughts of a pious and chaste person – instantly became reality; the elderly guests became babies!

    Sage Atri on his return to the hermitage saw his wife Anusuya fondling three babies. Anusuya said "These children are the gift of God to us who have been childless so far". Sage Atri was overjoyed and named them Datta, which means 'given'.

    At this the three Gods reverted to their real forms and disclosed the truth. They extolled the power of chastity and purity of Anusuya which vanquished the combined and colossal powers of all three of them.

    Sage Atri and Anusuya prayed that they should remain as their sons. They consented and the three and gods merged into one body. This is how Shri Dattatreya incarnated. He was born in the month Margasiram on a pournami day.

    Lord Dattatreya was called Shri Gurudeva Datta – the Guru of all Gurus. Deva of all Devas.

    Datta Jayanthi is celebrated with fervor in all Sri Datta Kshetrams. They start the special poojas from a week before.

    Saptaah (7 days) parayana of Sri Guru Charithra or Sri Padavallabha Charithra or Sai Satcharithra or any Guru Charithra is done thru out the week. Namajapam/Namasmarana/Sahasra Archana/Abishekam & Annadanam is done.

    In Pitapuram ,the birth place of Sri Padavallabha Swami the Datta Jayanthi celebrations have started from 21<SUP>st</SUP> Dec onwards and in Shree Kshetra Pitapuram & Shree Kshetra Kuruvapuram, Sri Datta Jayanti is celebrated on Thursday, 27<SUP>th</SUP> December 2012.


     
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  2. saisameeraj

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    hello saras,
    thanks for sharing nice info
    om sai ram
     
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    That was a nice message,tanx
     
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    Onesweetlife Gold IL'ite

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    thanks a lot Saras ma'am.

    Wish i had known about this last week, i could have planned for the saptah of guru charitram.

    May Satguru Sairam bless us with peace and abundance.

    Cheers.
    Sweetlife
     
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    Dear Saras,
    Thanks or sharing this information with all of us. May Guru Datta shower his blessing on all of us.
     
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    Dear saras sister
    Thanks for sharing information with us.
    may the god shower his blessing to us
     
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    Dear Saras Sister,

    Om sairam, This morning after the post of Saisatcharitra Parayan for 2013, I was just thinking about Datta Jayanthi and felt no post so far has emanated from you and It was a blessing that before I could mail you on that, I was blessed to read it.

    Thanks for sharing, Divine Call to Gangapur is yet to come, probably in 2013 begining..

    Thanks for enlightening us with your posts about Guruparampara.. May Baba bless us and guide us always.. Om sairam
     
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    Dear Saras Sister,

    What is not there in our Mythologies? The Attri, Anusuya and Dattatreya is an excellent example of our diversity of thinking, in which we see Gods within human limitations.

    Thanks for this excellent post on the most appropriate occasion and sharing.

    May Lord Dattatreya bless you and your family in abundance.

    Om Dattathreya Vidmahe

    Atri putraaya dhimahi

    Thanno Datta prachodhayat!​
     
  9. saras123

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    Dear saisameeraj

    You are welcome

    Sri Padarajam Saranam Praapdheye
    Sri Padarajam Saranam Prapadheye
    Sri Padarajam Saranam Prapadheye

     
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    Dear seethavarma

    You are welcome.

    May Lord Dattatreya bless us all.

    Sri Padarajam Saranam Prapadheye
    Sri Padarajam Saranam Prapadheye
    Sri Padarajam Saranam Prapadheye

     

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