Dattatreya Images: Lord Dattatreya (दत्तात्रेय), Dattā or Dattaguru or Gurudev Datta, is a charismatic Sannyasi (or monk). Lord Dattatreya is considered one of the lords of Yoga in Hinduism.
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In many parts of India, Lord Datta is considered to be an avatar of Trimurti (Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva).
According to Hindu verses such as Garuda Purana, Brahma Purana, and Sattvata Samhita, Lord Datta is assumed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Numerous Datta temples exist in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telungana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Lord Dattatreya Iconography
The iconography of god Datta differs from place to place within India. For example, in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, he is portrayed with three heads and six hands, one head each for Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively. All six hands hold the weapons of all three mentioned gods.
In other parts of India, he is typically dressed as a simple monk, located in a forest depicting his renunciation of worldly pleasure and the pursuit of a meditative yogic lifestyle.
In many paintings of Lord Datta, one can notice four dogs and a cow which symbolizes the four Veda of Hinduism (Righ, Yagur, Sama, and Atharvana) and the mother Earth (Bhuma Devi).
The devotees of Lord Datta celebrate Datta Jayanti every year in the month of Margashirsha (November/December).
24 Gurus of Lord Dattatreya
According to the Hindu scripts, the young Dattatreya began with nothing and without any gurus to teach him the concept of Sannyasin or Yogic life.
Still, he attained the self-awareness by observing nature which he considered as his 24 teachers or gurus.
The 24 gurus are as follows namely Earth, Wind, Sky, Water, Fire, Moon, Sun, Pigeons, Python, Bumblebee, Beekeeper, Hawk, Ocean, Moth, Elephant, Deer, Fish, Courtesan, Child, Maiden, Snake, Arrowsmith, Spider, and Caterpillar.
Each of these elements teaches a particular life lesson.
Lord Dattatreya Images
Bala Dattatreya Images
Here is a collection of Lord Dattatreya images in younger form.
Dattatreya Temple Images
Here are some of the Dattatreya temple images.
Lord Dattatreya Mobile HD Wallpapers
Here are the Sri Dattatreya images for your Android/iOs mobile devices.
Lord Dattatreya Desktop HD Wallpapers
Here are the Sri Guru Dattadev images for your desktop devices.
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