Shiva Guru Dattatreya Avatara is thirteenth of Dattatreya’s 16 incarnations. Shri Datta’s Shiva Guru Dattatreya Avatara was first appeared on Shravan Shuddha Ashtami, Monday.
Shiva Guru Dattatreya Avatara is also referred to as ‘Samskara Heena’, ‘Shiva Swarupa Dattatreya’ or ‘Shivarupa Datta’.
Pingalnag, a pious brahmin knowing Vedashastra lived at Mahur. He saw a lustrous youth under a black awala tree. The youth had a naked young woman. He knew Vedas.
Pingalnag asked him, “Who are you ? You do not look to be pious; but you say Vedas. You have not the ‘dand ’ of a brahmachari agnihotra of a grihastha. Your age is not due for preceding a sannyasin. Then which is your ashram ?” The youth said, “All the universe is Atmaroop. Mine is the fifth ashram, who sees Atma everywhere.”
Pingalnag recognised him as Shri Dattatreya, the son of Anasuya and so bowed to him humbly and prayed to bless him and give proper advice.
Shiva Guru Dattatreya Dhyana Shloka
Samsaara Dhukh Naashaaya
Shiva Guru Dattatreya Arghya Mantras
Samsaara Dhukha Naashaaya, Shivaaya Paramaathmane, Dattatreyaaya Devaaya, Karmanaargyam Dadaamyaham
Kaayena yatkrutam tatsarvam shree guru dattatreyaarpanamasthu
Kheda Thaapa Vinaashaaya, Mukhya Bimbaaya Chaatmane, Shivaaya Gurave Thubhyam, Karmanaargyam Dadaamyaham
Vachasaa yatkrutam tatsarvam shree guru dattatreyaarpanamasthu
Sarvathraa Kheda Roopaya, Sarvatva Vimalaathmane, Sarvadaananda Roopaaya, Karmanaargyam Dadaamyaham
Manasaa yatkrutam tatsarvam shree guru dattatreyaarpanamasthu