Dattatreya Avatara (3rd Dattavatara)

Dattatreya Avatara is the third of Lord Dattatreya’s 16 incarnations. Bhagwan Shri Hari appeared before Atri as a boy on the Kartik Vadya Dwitiya, Mrugashirsha Nakshatra, Friday at sun-rise on the first muhurta.

Dattatreya looked bluish as Indranil in colour. His face was pleasant as the moon, his four hands possessed shankha, chakra, gada and padma. Vibhuti was applied on his body and he had locks of hair on his head. He appeared saying, “Dattoham”.

Atri and Anasuya said, “We shall not be content till you take birth from us.” Being pleased with their speech, he entered in the heart of Atri as a spark of lightening and afterwards took birth as a son of Anasuya.

First Appearance

Sri Digambara Avadhuta was appeared on Kartik Krishna Dwitiya (Karthika Bahula Vidiya), Friday, in Mrigashira Nakshatra, at Suryodaya vela (time of sunrise).

Dattatreya Dhyana Shloka

Dattatreyam Shivam Shantam Indraneelanibam Prabhum,

Aatma Maaya Ratham Devam Avadhutam Digambaram.

Bhasmoddhulitha Sarvangam Jataajhootadharam vibhum,

Chaturbhahu mudaarangam Dattatreyam Namamyaham

Arghya Mantras:

Dattaya Divya Roopaya, Thejoroopa Nivaasine, Bhakta Santhaana Naashaaya, Karmanaargyam Dadaamyaham

Kaayena yatkrutam tatsarvam shree guru dattatreyaarpanamasthu

Avyakthaadvaitha Roopaya, Nirgunaaya Gunaatmane, Parabrahma Swaroopaya Karmanaargyam Dadaamyaham

Vachasaa yatkrutam tatsarvam shree guru dattatreyaarpanamasthu

Moksha Beejaaya Mukthaaya, Mukthaa Naadhaayathe Guro, Sachidaananda Roopaya, Karmanaargyam Dadaamyaham

Manasaa yatkrutam tatsarvam shree guru dattatreyaarpanamasthu

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