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Did Lord Shiva first teach Tripura rahasya to Lord Vishnu or his avatar Dattatreya?

Tripura ( Three cities) + Rahasya ( Secret or Mystery) or the trinity. The three cities or states of consciousness are waking (Jagrut), dreaming (Svapna) and deep sleep (Shushupti). The underlying ...
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Why Dattatreya is shown surrounded by 4 dogs and cow?

1. Starting with Cow: CC Madhya 14.223 ananta kāma-dhenu tāhāṅ phire vane vane dugdha-mātra dena, keha nā māge anya dhane “In Vṛndāvana there are cows that fulfill all desires [kāma-...
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Was the Avadhut and Yogi Lord Dattatreya married & did he have a son?

Yes, Lord Dattatreya did have a wife. She is mentioned in Chapter 16 of the Markandeya Purana. Dattatreya sported with his wife and drank liquor with her in front of the Munis to test their loyalty to ...
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Under what circumstances god take an incarnation?

Though always present as a witness, the supreme Brahman (God) incarnates explicitly when there is a decline in Dharma & increase in Adharma. BG 4.7 - O scion of Bharata, whenever there is a ...
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Guru Dattatreya Parayan

I have just now downloaded the book Sri Guru Charitra. At the last section, the rules of properly reciting it are given and which are as follows: Namdharak- "Kindly tell me the procedure of week-...
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Vande smartrgami Sanovatu in Datta Stavam

The complete stotra, translated into English, is available on the Hindupedia.com website. Quoting from there: Dathathreyam Mahathmanam, Varadam Bhaktha Vathsalam, Prapannarthi haram vande, ...
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Books on Datta Sampradaya

"Tripura Rahasya" is an important work on Lord Dattatreya.There is an Upanishad by name ‘Dattatreya Upanishad'. When rishis approached God Vishnu for initiation,God Vishnu advised them to recite "I ...
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Lord Dattatreya's avatar Padvallabh?

Although in your question you mentioned the name as "padvallabh "(typo error?) I am assuming it as Shripad Shri Vallabha, who is considered as the first avatars (incarnations) of Dattatreya. He was ...
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In which yuga was lord Dattatreya born?

According to Suta Samhita (of Skanda Purana), Lord Dattatreya was born in Satya Yuga (Krita Yuga). This Kamakotimandali article mentions that: There are other incidents described in the Puranas ...
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Which scripture contains sri datta stavam?

According to this blog article Shri Datta Stavam is composed by Shri Vasudevanand Saraswathy (Tembe swamy 1854–1914).This stotra is also having another name as "Jaya Laabhaadhikara Shree Dattastavam"....
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Vande smartrgami Sanovatu in Datta Stavam

Vande- I bow down to this revered Lord Smaṛtṛgāmi sano’vatu- May that Lord who responds instantly when thought of! Datta indicates gifting. Atri and Anasuya did austerities to beget son, for the ...
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Guru Dattatreya Parayan

Yes you can read. I am reading gurucharitra from 3 years it also gave me so much peacefulness and benefits in my life.
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Books on Datta Sampradaya

Shree Datta-Sampradai -: Dattatreya or Dattā (दत्त) is a Hindu deity considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of the three Hindu gods Brahma , Vishnu and Shiv collectively known as Trimurthy(त्रि...
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Books on Datta Sampradaya

Today, I was having discussion with my family regarding this topic. Here is the answer what I was seeking it is Datta Mahatmya(दत्त महात्म्य) written by Sri Vasudevananda Saraswati Swami(Tembe Swami) ...
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Who created Datta Bavani?

Yes It is Ranga Avadhoot Maharaj. His samadhi is at Nareshwar(near vadodara) in Gujrat. He was disciple of Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati. Source : Blog on Rangavadhoot Maharaj
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Is the Nath Sampradaya mentioned in Hindu scriptures?

Haṭhayogapradīpikā, one of the foremost surviving śāstras of Haṭhayoga, is composed by Svātmārāma, who belonged to the lineage of Nātha Yogins, as stated here. haṭhavidyāṁ hi matsyendragorakṣādyā ...
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Dogs with Dattatreya

A lot of deities have dogs. They is even a prayer to the dogs of Rudra. To Rudra's howling dogs, who swallow their food without blessing, who have wide jaws, I have made this obeisance. Through the ...
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Does Ramayana have any explicit mention of Dattatreya?

According to texts, wherein the birth of Sri Dattatreya was mentioned, Anasuya and Atri are his parents. Anasuya and Atri appear in the fag end of Ayodhya Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. However, Sri ...
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Under what circumstances god take an incarnation?

Krishna tells Arjuna when he manifests himself. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m06/m06028.htm Whenever, O Bharata, loss of piety and the rise of impiety occurreth, on those occasions do I create ...
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Under what circumstances god take an incarnation?

The questions are: What is the condition or circumstance that god take an incarnation of Earth? And on what basis does he decide the place of his incarnation? I would like to supplement the answer ...
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Who created Datta Bavani?

The original Marathi Datta Bavani was created by Sree Paramahansa Vasudevanand Saraswati Shree Ranga Avadhoot Maharaj's Guru
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