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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

DATTATREYA'S MISSION

Dattatreya, with his inimitable virtue of Kshma - mercy essential for such mission started his noble mission -lifting the adorable vedic knowledge from the depths and reestablished the Sanathana Dharma. Soon he and his followers released the Dharma from the grip of several sects, who with the grace of kshudradevatas and tamasika poojas made the land a burial ground littering with bones and blood of animals and humans, sacrificed according to the tenets of their cult. He was recognized and his cult honoured. He became a Guru - the guru with great following engaged in preaching Dharma which took deep roots this region. An interesting phenomenon! He settled down at Mahur, the famous Saktipitha of his day and freely indulged in the five 'Ma' kar rites of the Sakteyas to teach them the worthlessness of their cult through final result. 

The Nath Sampradaya and the Mahanubhavas more than Sakteyas joined in claiming him as their guru, though he preached the Satdharma, contrary to their cherished Sanyasa marga. In course of time, with his magnetic personality and superiority of his cult he changed the other sampradays. The change that came over was very rapid and the old religion once again reached the apex. Many eminent followers not only preached, but wrote master pieces explaining the glory of this Dutta cult. Gurucharita, an authoritative work, besides giving the origin and impact of Dutta cult, gives an exhaustive account of the history of his avatars like Shri Sripada Shri Vallabha and Sri Narasimha Saraswati, the immortal disciples who immortalized their Guru through propagation and construction of Mandirs for uplifting the Sanathana Dharma, and proferring relief to the afflicted through many ministrations, from the principal shrine at Ganagapur. Among the many Shri Shripada Shri Vallabh, the first incarnation of Dattatra deserves close perusal.

 

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About Guru Dattatreya Of Ganagapur
The Preceptor...Pg1
The Preceptor...Pg2
Uniqueness....
Origin Of Data....
Birth Of Dattatreya
Another Legend Pg1
Another Legend Pg2
You are Here! 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
Pujas And Festivals Pg2
Thirthas
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