India through the ages. In the Puranas , he was born in north Indian hermitage to Anusuya and her husband the Vedic sage Atri traditionally credited with making the largest contribution to the Rigveda. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dattatreya. Shri Dattatreya Dnyankosh Prakashan. The Ajmer art work is a free statue where Dattatreya is standing, has one head and four hands.
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In the Puranashe was born in north Indian hermitage to Anusuya and her husband the Vedic sage Atri traditionally credited with making the largest contribution to the Rigveda. A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Dattatreya’s iconography varies with region.
In these interpretations, Dattatreya is that yogi Guru teacher who has perfected all these, rules them rather than is ruled by them, and is thus the Guru Dattatreya is beyond them.
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The two substitutions involve Balarama, Krishna and Buddha is considered the avatar of Vishnu. Yogi Heroes and Poets: His three heads are symbols of the Gunas qualities in Samkhya school of Hinduism.
The self is the infallible guide of the self: The Immortal Guru, Yogin, and Avatara. Part of a series on. Thursday February 11,p. Essays on Religion in Maharashtra. Retrieved from ” https: India’s Philosophy of Meditation.
He is described in the Mahabharata as an exceptional Rishi sage with extraordinary insights and knowledge, who is adored and raised to a Guru and an Avatar of Vishnu in the Puranas.
Hindu deities and texts. K P Gietz; et al. Icon with three heads; Right: A sculpture similar to Badami, but with some differences, has been discovered in Ajmer Rajasthan.
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: Steadfastly productive, does its dharma, gets abused, heals and is steady in giving nourishment. Dattx Datta temples exists in Maharashtra; Mahur, Nanded district.
Studies in a Devotional Tradition of India. Elements of Hindu iconography.
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Many older medieval temples of Dattatreya show him with just one head, such as the one in Mahur and another in Pandharpurboth in southern Maharashtra. Dattatreya painting by Raja Ravi Varma.
Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism. In MaharashtraAndhra PradeshGoaTelanganaKarnataka and Gujarathe is a syncretic deityconsidered to be an avatar incarnation of the three Hindu gods BrahmaVishnu and Shivacollectively known as Trimurti. A typical icon for Dattatreya, particularly popular with Marathi-speaking people in India, has three heads corresponding to Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, and six hands; the lowest two hands carry rosary mala and water pot kamandalumiddle pair of hands hold hourglass mini-drum damaru and trident trishuland top two hands have conch shankh and spinning wheel chakra.
Dattatreya as the archetypal model of syncretism: Song of the Avadhut: Dattatreya is said to have his lunch daily by taking alms at a holy place PithapuramAndhra Pradesh, where he was born as Sripada Sri Vallabha his first avatar.
In western parts of Maharashtra, the syncretic six armed and three faced iconography is more common. Dattatreya’s sculptures with alternate iconography have digambag identified in 1st millennium CE cave temples and archaeological sites related to Hinduism.
The historic Indian literature has interpreted the representation of Ratta symbolically.