Know about Gurus of Lord Dattatreya and their prominent place on earth

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Dattatreya Jayanti

Dattatreya Jayanti 2020: There were 24 Gurus of Lord Dattatreya, know about their prominent place on earth

Dattatreya Jayanti 2020: The scriptural belief is that worship of Lord Dattatreya leads to the worship of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, the three Gods. Lord Dattatreya appeared on the earth in the form of the child of Tridev. When Tridev Devi came to take the examination of Anusuya, she was made a child by her penance. In this way Lord Dattatreya was born on earth.

Lord Dattatreya had twenty-four gurus

Lord Dattatreya has brothers Chandra Dev and Rishi Durvasa. Moon is considered as Brahma, Sage Durvasa as Shiva and Lord Dattatreya as Vishnu. Lord Dattatreya once asked King Yadu regarding his Guru, then he said that the soul is my Guru and I have studied twenty four persons as Guru. These twenty-four gurus are earth, water, air, fire, sky, sun, moon, sea, python, capot, kite, fish, deer, elephant, bee, honey extractor, courier bird, virgin girl, snake, child, pingala, Hooker, arrowhead, spider, and beetle moth.

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Disciples of Lord Dattatreya

Lord Dattatreya had three major disciples and all three were kings. Two of them belonged to the warrior caste and one belonged to the Asura caste. The name of Lord Parashurama is likewise taken from his followers. It is believed that Dattatreya bestowed Shrividya-mantra to Parashuramaji. It is also said that Dattatreya gave many teachings to Shivaputra Kartikeya. Dattatreya is also credited for teaching the devotee Prahlada the teachings of Anasakti-Yoga and making him Kulshrestha king. It is also believed that Sankriti Muni had received knowledge of Avadhoot Marg, Kartaviryarjuna from Tantra Vidya and Nagarjuna had knowledge of Alchemy from Lord Dattatreya. Guru Gorakhnath also got knowledge of many disciplines from Lord Dattatreya.

Shriadatta lord's paduka

It is believed that Dattatreya used to bathe the Ganges in Kashi daily. For this reason, Dutt of Manikarnika Ghat in Kashi is a place of worship for the Paduka worshipers. Apart from this, the main foot-place of Lord Dutt is located in Belgaum, Karnataka.

Mantra of Lord Dattatreya

Ado Brahma Madhyay Vishnurante Dev: Sadashiva
Murthitrayasuparaya Dattatreyaay Namastu Te.
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Pragyanaghanbodhay Dattatreya Namastu Te.

Those who are Brahma in the beginning, Vishnu in the middle and Sadashiva in the end, are repeated greetings to Lord Dattatreya. Brahm Gyan, whose pose is the sky and the surface, whose clothes are there and the real nature of knowledge, is a repeated greeting to Lord Dattatreya.