Articles — Dattatreya

Guru Dattatreya

Oct 17 2018 1 Comment Tags: Dattatreya, Deity

Guru Dattatreya  is a Hindu God who is an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. One can say that Guru Dattatreya is - Creation, Preservation, and Destruction, all in ONE. The word Datta means "Given", Datta is called so because the divine trinity have "given" themselves in the form of a son to the sage couple Atri and Anasuya. He is the son of Atri, hence the name "Atreya". In the Natha tradition, Dattatreya is recognized as an Avatar or incarnation of the Lord Shiva and as the Adi-Guru (First Teacher) of the Adi-Nath sampradaya of the Nathas. The creative,...

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Shri Dattatreya stotram in Sanskrit ( श्री दत्तात्रेय स्तोत्र )

May 30 2017 0 Comments Tags: Dattatreya, sanskrit, stotram

Lord Dattatreya is the incarnation of the Holy Trinity consisting of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dattatreya is a saint well known in Puranas. He was the son of Anasuya and Maharshi Atri. The name Dattatreya can be divided into two words, Datta (means Giver) and Atri (Sage Atri). Lord Dattatreya considered as guru of environmental education, gained enlightenment by his observation from surrounding, which provided him 24 gurus. These gurus explain the problems of mundane attachments, and teach the path towards the spiritual self-realization of the Supreme.Chanting of Shri Dattatreya Stotra also helps to calm one’s mental state and prevent nervousness.   श्री...

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Story of Lord Dattatreya

Jul 03 2016 0 Comments Tags: Dattatreya, mythology, stories

The story of Dattatreya is told in many Puranas. The story from Markandeya purana, chapter 15, is as follows:A brahmin named Kaushika was enchanted by a courtesan and lost his wealth, health etc. However, his wife, Shandili was faithful to him. She even carried him on her shoulders to the courtesans place. Once, by mistake, she stepped on Sage Mandavya and the sage cursed both of them to die by sunrise. Shandili prayed and appealed that the sun may never rise so that her husband would live. Her prayer was answered and the devas were in an uproar seeing the...

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