Know everything about Lord Dattatreya Jayanti 2022

Every year Lord Dattatreya’s birth anniversary is celebrated on the full moon date of Shukla Paksha in the month of Marshish i.e. Agahan. This year Dattatreya Jayanti will be celebrated on 7 December 2022, Wednesday. Lord Dattatreya is considered to be the incarnation of all the three gods. It is said that the powers of all the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh are contained in Lord Dattatreya. He has six arms and three faces. His father is Rishi Atri and mother Anusuya. It is believed that Dattatreya is present to help the devotees just by remembering them. Special prayers are offered in the temples on the birth anniversary of Lord Dattatreya. In such a situation, let us know the special things about Lord Dattatreya…

Dattatreya’s birth story is interesting
According to the mythological belief, the discussion about the husband’s religion of Maharishi Atri Muni’s wife Anusuya started happening in all the three worlds. When Narad ji praised Anusuya’s husband Dharma to the three goddesses. After hearing the praise of Anusuya, Mother Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati decided to test Anusuya. On the request of the Trideviyas, all the three gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva reached the earth to test Sati Anasuya’s pativrata dharma.

In the absence of Atri Muni, all the three gods reached Anasuya’s hermitage in the guise of sages and expressed their desire to have food in front of Mother Anasuya. Devi Anusuya, considering guest hospitality as her religion, obeyed him and served him a plate of food with love. But the three deities put a condition in front of the mother that she should feed them naked. The mother got suspicious on this. To get out of this crisis, when she meditated and remembered her husband Atri Muni, she saw Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh in the form of sages standing in front of her.
Devi Anusuya took out water from Atri Muni’s Kamandal and sprinkled it on the three sages, they became six months old babies.

Then the mother fed them according to the condition. At the same time, the three goddesses were distraught over the separation from their husbands for a long time. Then Narad Muni told him the story of Prithvi Lok. All the three goddesses reached the earth and apologized to Mother Anasuya. The three gods also accepted their mistake and requested to be born from the mother’s womb. After this all the three gods took birth as Dattatreya. After getting all the three gods together in the form of Dattatreya in child form, mother Anusuya sprinkled the water of the feet of her husband Atri Rishi on all the three gods and gave them the previous form. PLC/GT


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