Glimpse of Datta Jayanti 2017

Source: TV Asia Bureau

Arti Lotlikar organized Datta Jayanti - a Singer, Musician and Music Teacher settled in Greater Seattle, USA. This event was hosted on 3rd Dec 2017 at Lakshmi Venkateswara Temple located in Redmond, WA. This was the 5th year of celebrating 'Datta Jayanti,' and the event was all about the various groups and people performing on different devotional songs like bhajans, abhang, and Dattatreya stotram. A bhajan means "sharing" and also refers to any song with a religious theme or spiritual ideas, in a regional South Asian language. Abhang or abhanga is a form of devotional poetry sung in praise of the Hindu god Vitthala, also known as Vithoba.

Datta Jayanti, also known as Dattatreya Jayanti, is a Hindu holy day, commemorating the birthday celebration of the Hindu god Dattatreya (Datta), a combined form of the Hindu male divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. All the participants thoroughly enjoyed the spiritual event and it, was indeed an event for all the music lovers as it embraced them into melodies.