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- Dattatreya is the lord of the Nath sect, his child form is worshiped on the full moon
Every year Purnima of Margashirsha month is celebrated as Prakatya Divas of Lord Dattatreya. People of Shaiva sect consider him as Lord Shiva. At the same time, people of Vaishnava sect consider him as the form of Lord Vishnu. At the same time, some people consider Lord Dattatreya to be the form of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva only. Dattatreya is also considered to be the pioneer of the Navnath tradition of the Nath sect. It is believed that his incarnation on Earth took place on the full moon day of Margashirsha during Pradosh Kaal, which is on Tuesday, 29th December.
Educated with 24 Gurus
Lord Dattatreya has three heads and six arms. Their child form is worshiped on Dattatreya Jayanti. They are counted sixth in the 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lord Dattatreya is also revered as Mahayogi and Mahaguru. Dattatreya is one such avatar who got education from 24 Gurus. Maharaj Dattatreya had been Brahmachari, Avadhoot and Digambara all his life. It is believed that they are omnipresent and very kindly bless the devotees in some kind of crisis. The worship of Dattatreya has the message of dropping ego and making life successful by knowledge.
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According to the legend, once Goddess Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati became very proud of their husband’s fasting religion. Narada ji went to the three goddesses in turn to break their pride and started celebrating the fasting religion of Goddess Anusuya’s husband.
Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh’s husband of the three Anusuya ji arrived with the intention of breaking the fast due to the stubbornness of the jealous ladies. Goddess Anusuya, on the strength of her husband’s fasting religion, realized her intention and sprinkled the water of the sage Atri on the three gods, bringing the three into childhood.
Devi Anusuya lied in her cradle and started rearing her with love and affection. After regretting their mistake, the three apologized to Goddess Mata Anusuya. Mata Anusuya said that these three have drunk my milk, so they will have to remain in Balrup. Hearing this, the three gods combined their parts and created a new part, which was named Dattatreya.