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Questions tagged [dattatreya]

Dattatreya is considered a form of all the three deities. He is especially considered an avatar of Vishnu

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Does any scripture proclaim Shirdi Sai to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya?

I have heard many people claiming that shirdi sai baba was an incarnation of Dattatreya and thus is an Hindu God.Is there any reference in scriptures regarding shirdi sai baba being an incarnation of ...
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What is the Yoga shastra of Dattatreya?

Dattatreya, who is said to be avatar of Tridev, was born in 10th Treta yuga of the current Vaivasvara Manvantra and is believed to have acquired the knowledge of Yoga. In his history, there was no ...
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In which yuga was lord Dattatreya born? [duplicate]

In which yuga was Dattatreya born? Was it Dwapara yuga or Kali yuga?
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Guru Dattatreya Parayan

Being a woman, can I read the whole Sri Guru Charitra, which is known as GuruDatta Parayana, in the coming Datta Jayanti (Festival) ? In our home, my father used to read it every year by following ...
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Did Lord Shiva first teach Tripura rahasya to Lord Vishnu or his avatar Dattatreya?

Tripura Rahasya is considered as one of the important books that expounded advaita vedanta philosophy. As per the introduction given in the book "Tripura Rahasya" by Sri Munagala S. Venkataramaiah ...
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Why Dattatreya is shown surrounded by 4 dogs and cow?

Simple google search with word "Dattatreya" shows many images of lord Dattatreya. but 1 important point to note is in most of those images, lord Dattatreya is shown surrounded by 4 dogs and cow. And ...
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Was the Avadhut and Yogi Lord Dattatreya married & did he have a son?

As mentioned in the answer to this question according to the Mahabharat, Lord Dattatreya, the son of Rishi Atri, had a son called Nimi. I have never come across any mention of Datta guru as a ...
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Under what circumstances god take an incarnation?

Under what circumstances god take an incarnation? How does GOD decide that this the time for his incarnation. Like if we consider Sai Baba: people consider him incarnation of Lord Shiva or Lord ...
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What is the story of Dattatreya defending the Vedas?

The Sankalpa Suryodaya is an allegorical play composed by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan. In this excerpt from the Sankalpa Suryodaya, a character representing Vedanta Desikan tells a ...
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What should be done on Datta Jayanti?

Datta (Dattatreya) Jayanti falls on Decmber 13th this year. Can you tell me how should this day be observed? What rituals or prayers should be done on this day?
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Books on Datta Sampradaya

Lord Dattatreya is considered as the united form of trinity i.e. Brahma Vishu Mahesh.There is sect in India which worship him which is called Dattatreya. Do anybody know good book on Lord Dattatreya ...
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Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya?

Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya? Any incident involving both?
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Is Vishnu's incarnation Dattatreya quoted in the Brahma Sutras?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Who created Datta Bavani?

Who created Datta Bavani? Please provide some introduction of the creator.
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What is the story behind Lord Dattatreya giving spiritual guidance to Parshurama?

I have heard that Lord Dattatreya has given liberation or spiritual guidance to Parshurama. What is the story behind that?
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How many people were brought back to life by Lord Dattatreya?

I have heard "Datta Bavani" many times. In this there are verse "Kidho sajivan te nirdhar" Means Lord Datta brought someone to life back after death. I would like to know, how many people were ...
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Lord Dattatreya's avatar Padvallabh?

Is padvallabh avatar of Lord Dattatreya? Are there any other avatars of Lord Dattatreya? I have heard that there are four avatars. Please give story of them.
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Why is lord Dattatreya called Pisacha

Lord Dattatreya is referred to as बालोन्मत्त्पिशाच in many scriptures. The word itself is made up of three words 1) बाल- Literally meaning the child (It is a jeevanmukta lakshana) 2)...
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How did Lord Dattatreya acquire the knowledge of Yoga?

Is there any story about how Lord Dattatreya acquired the knowledge of Yoga?