Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sri Datta Jayanti Celebrations at Shri Kshetra Ganagapur Dattatreya Temple (Nirgun Math)

The Most Celebrated Festival of the Datta Sampradaya “Shri Datta Jayanti” is celebrated with Great Devotion and Enthusiasm at Shri Kshetra Ganagapur. This Occasion particularly attracts a large number of Devotees from all over the Country as Ganagapur is considered to be the headquarter of the Datta Sampradaya. Lord Dattatreya is the 1st Incarnation of the Trinity God viz., Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Story of Datta Avatar can be seen in the 4th Adhyay of Shri Guru Charitra.

The Datta Jayanti Celebrations takes place at Ganagapur for  Two Days.

On the First Day (Margashirsha Shuddha Chaturdasi), the Cradle Ceremony will be Celebrated in the Nirgun Math (Datta Mandir) Premises at around 12pm. Crowds of Devotees gather in the Temple Premises since Morning to have a Holy Glimpse of Lord Dattatreya. After the Celebrations the Routine Activities are carried on.

The Second Day (Margashirsha Pournima) is the Day of Rathotsava and the Utsav Murti of Lord Dattatreya mounted on the Rath (chariot) will be taken out in a Procession till the Hanuman Temple at the East of the Nirgun Math and after Performing Mangala Aarti to Lord Hanuman the Rath is taken back to the Nirgun Math.
There will be Annadan and Distribution of Prasadam on both the Days.

As this is the Most Important Festival of the Datta Sampradaya , there will be a huge crowd of Devotees at Ganagapur. Devotees visiting must therefore ensure that they book the Accommodation and Pooja well in advance.

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