Dattatreya | Shri Datta | Datta Guru

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Dattatreya, Datta or Dattaguru, is a Guru and a saint in Hinduism. In India and Nepal, he is considered as a god. In some parts of India, he is considered to be an incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, collectively known as Trimurti.

The most important text Avadoota Gita is attributed to Sri Dattatreya. An annual festival called Datta Jayanti is celebrated during November/December of every year in India.

LIFE

According to the Puranas, he was born in north India to Anusuya and Atri. They are believed to be lived in Maharashtra. He is described in the Mahabharata, as a sage with very good knowledge, and considered as an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

AVATARS

Guru Sri Datta took 16 avatars, which are as follows:

1. Yogiraj

2. Atrivarad

3. Dattatreya

4. KalaAgnishaman

5. Yogijan Vallabh

6. LilaVishwambar

7. Siddharaj

8 .Dnyanasagar

9. Vishwambharavdhoot

10. Mayamuktavadhoot

11. Mayayuktavadhoot

12. Adiguru

13. Shiva Guru Dattatreya

14. Devdeveshwar

15. Digambar

16. Sri Krishna ShyamKamalnayan

TEMPLES

Lot of Datta temples exists in Maharashtra and in several parts of India and in Nepal. The list of temples are as follows:-

1. Temple of Lord Dattatreya in Devgad of Ahmednagar district.

2. Temple of lord Dattatreya, at the village of Pathari, Gujarat.

3. LordDattreya in Pulgaon in Wardha district in the Indian state of Maharashtra on the bank of the Wardha River.

4. Dattatreya temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

5. Shri Dattatreya Temple (DattaBardi), Hadgaon, Nanded, Maharashtra

6. Chandannath Temple – Jumla, Nepal

7. Sri Dattatreya temple – Gulbarga, Karnataka.

8. Sripada Srivallabha temple – Pitapuram, Andhra Pradesh.

9. Datta Mandir NarasobaWadi, Maharshtra

10. Shri Datta Mandir – Garudeshwar, Gujarat

11. Shri Datta Mandir – Nareshwar, Gujarat

12. Sri Kalagnishamana Datta – Mysuru, Karnataka

13. Sri Datta Mandir – Hingoli, Maharashtra

14. Sri Yogiraja Vallabha Datta – Prodduturu, Andhra Pradesh

15. Sri Yogiraja Vallabha Datta – Bangalore, Karnataka

16. Sri GnanaSagara Datta – Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

17. Sri Syama Kamala Lochana Datta – Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

18. Sri Atrivarada Datta – Machalipattanam, Andhra Pradesh

19. Sri Sivaroopa Datta – Jayalakshmipuram, Andhra Pradesh

20. Sri Jagadguru Datta – Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

21. Sri Adiguru Datta – Chennai, Tamil Nadu

22. Sri Digambara Datta – Rishikesh, Uttarakand

23. Sri Viswambara Avadhoota Datta – Akiveedu, Andhra Pradesh

24. Sri Deva DevaDatta – Nuzivedu, Andhra Pradesh

25. Sri Avadhoota Datta – Hyderabad, Telangana

26. Sri Digambara Datta – Gandigunta, Andhra Pradesh

27. Sri Siddaraja datta – Cochin, Kerala

28. Sri Mayamukta Avadhoota Datta – Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu

29. Sri LeelaViswambara Datta – Surat, Gujarat

30. Sri Kshetra NaradaGadde – Raichur, Karnataka

31. Shri Dattatreya Temple, Bijalpur, Indore, M.P.

32. Shri Dattatreya Temple – Dharwad, Karnataka

33. Shri Datta Mandir Sansthan Ruibhar, Osmanabad Maharashtra

34. Shree Datta Mandir, Pulgaon, dist Wardha, Maharshtra

35. Datta Mandir, Gangapur, Karnataka.

36. Datta Mandir, Salaquin

37. Shripad Shrivallabh Datta Mandir, Karanja, Amravti, Maharstra.

CONCLUSION

Dattatreya, who is the union of three gods, Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva and who is having divine power and spiritual knowledge, and also a yogi, will give pleasantness and happiness in our life. Let him remove all the evils in our life, and show us the correct path. Let him lit a lamp in our life, and show us the way to live a sin free life. Let him protect and safeguard us from our enemies, and give a prosperous and a healthy life. Let him give us SALVATION at the end of our life. Let us praise his glory and chant his name continuously for ever.

“OM SREE DATTA BHAGAVANE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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