>Datta Jayanti is celebrated on December 20 2010 (Monday). Adi Guru Dattatreya is Trimurti Avatar, an incarnation Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva.
Dattatreya is the son of Anasuya and Atri. The name Dattatreya can be divided into two words – “Datta” (meaning given) and “Atreya” (meaning sage Atri). Atri sage was given the boon by supreme lord that He will come as his son, hence the name Dattatreya.
Datta Jayanthi is celebrated with great devotion in Sri Pada Vallabha Kshetram (Padagaya Kshetram, Datta Kshetram or Vallabha Kshetram) at Pithapuram in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and Ganugapur Sri Kshetra Dattatreya temple in Maharashtra.
Guru Datta’s Avadhuta Gita and the twenty four gurus that Dattatreya found in Nature and Society are very famous.