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Datta Jayanti on 16’th december – 2013, A brief Story of Lord “Dattatreya”

Datta Jayanti, is the birth day of Lord Dattatreya said to be a Trimurthi avatar, viz., Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma, Combined. The celebrations are done on the Full moon day of Margashira masam (Generally happen to be month of December/January in english calender).

The birth of Lord Dattatreya happend in a most interesting spiritual way. The Atri maharshi couple had no children for a long time. Anasuya devi, wife of Atri, is a holy woman innocent and a archetypal chaste. She is very powerful with the way she leads her life, by treating his husband as GOD, and does all the spiritual activities. Our puranas say even Sun is afraid to have more shine towards her because she may give them shapam. One day being jealous, Lord Indra along with other had headed to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. They said, what all they can to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu about Anasuya Devi. Godesses Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathi were found jealous of Anasuya devi and asked their husbands, Trimurthulu, Brahma, Lord Sri Maha Vishnu and Lord Shiva to get a bad name for her and reduce her power of Chaste.

On the Full moon day of Margashira masam, when Atri maharshi is gone out of his ashram, Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma wore Sanyasi vesham and headed towards Anasuya Devi in Atri ashram. Atri and Anasuya offer prayers and food to all who come to their house with atmost interest, and it is known that no one in the world left dis-satisfied after leaving their house.

Now Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma arrive at Anasuya devi house and ask for food. Anasuya Devi welcomes Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma, with great pleasure. They ask for food in a formal way … “Matha Bhikshan Dehi”. Asnasuya devi asks to wait for Atri Maharshi to offer prayers before offfering food. Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma rejects the offer and asks her if you can then serve us now and we can’t for any one! Anasuya devi accepts and gets the asanas for them. Then Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma tells Anasuya devi that they have one wish that you should serve us naked. Then Anasuya devi says to herself that “these people doesn’t look like Sanyasi’s, they may be Trimurthulu! My mind and heart are very clear so, how can kamam affect me?”.

She goes inside and takes her saree off and prayes her husband, and Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma will become children. She goes to them and take them into her hands. Milk flows from her breast and she feed them with milk. She arranges Uyyala for them and make them sleep.

After some time Atri maharshi arrives at his ashram and will be delighted to see three children at his house. He ask Anasuya for the reason, and he gets to know that they are the Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. Then Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma appear to them in original avatar and gives them a wish. Then Atri and Anasuya prey that you three should be our children.

Trimurthulu Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma are the three children that Atri and Anasuya got. They are Parashurama, Datta and Chandra. After some time Parusharama and Chandra give their spirit to Lord Datta to make him “Trimurthy” swaroopam as Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. Lord Dattatreya is said to have one head and six hands.

From then Lord Dattatreya moved on to different parts of Indian to promote Hindu culture and spirit in Hindu religion.

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