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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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GURU DATTATREYA OF GANAGAPUR

BIRTH OF DATTATREYA

It happened - Atri, one of the celebrated luminaries of the Saptarishimandala was doing penance for Santanaprapti, a son with divine powers in benign form, sharing all the traits of the Trimurthis. And he propitiated the TRIO. It was a severe penance that culimnated in the emergence of flames from his matted locks. And happily it ended with appearance of the Trio before him. Elated sage expressed his long cherished ambition, which met with 'Thadastu' by the three in unision; but to be materialized in the Vaivaswat Manvatar. As blessed, his wife, Anasuya, a by-word for chastity delivered three redoubtable sons partaking the amsas of the Trio and were christened Soma, an avatar of Brahma, Durvasa of Maheswar and Dattatreya of Vishnu. The divine couple imparted all the holy knowledge in the best traditions and they too blossomed into brilliant sons each in a characteristic way. Dattatreya born with Mahavishnu amsa metamorphosed himself into another superb edition of his venerable father, began penance for true knowledge, selecting his abode on the banks of river Gomati. And attained Satyajnana in no time and then began the work for which he was born into this world. Here Datta is represented as the amsa of Vishnu alone, but elsewhere in some other legends he is the incarnation of all the amsas of the Trio. Its origin is no less interesting, rather it is fantastic as the one narrated.

 

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The Preceptor...Pg1
The Preceptor...Pg2
Uniqueness....
Origin Of Data....
You are Here! Birth Of Dattatreya
Another Legend Pg1
Another Legend Pg2
Dattatreya's Mission
Shri Shripada...Pg1
Shri Shripada...Pg2
Narashima Saraswati Pg1
Narashima Saraswati Pg2
Narashima Saraswati Pg3
The Temple Complex 
Pujas And Festivals Pg1
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Thirthas
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