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Temples & Legends Of Maharastra
Index Of Maharastra Preface
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Morgaon - Moreshvar

Kolhapur - Mahalakshmi

Tuljapur - Bhavani Ganagapur - Dattatreya
Pedhe - Parashurama Bhimashankar - Bhimashankar
Tryambakeshvar - Trymbak Khandoba - Jejuri
Pandhapur - Vitthal Glossary
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GANGAPUR - DATTATREYA

Accordingly, in due course Anasuya gave birth to a number of children, the number being variously stated to be either ten or three, Any way, three of her children were the amshas or parts or part incarnations of the three gods. The first son, Soma, was an avatar of Brahma, the second Datta that of Vishnu and the third Durvasa that of Shiva. In the best traditions of those days Atri devoted great attention to the education and training of his sons, and soon all the three were proficient in various vidyas, branches of knowledge.

Dattatreya, a chip of the old block. undertook a penance equal in severity with that of his father for the attainment of true knowledge.’ He made the banks of the river Gomati his abode and after hundreds of years of tap acquired satya-jnyana. He was now ready for the mission of his life. Here it is to be noted that Datta is represented as the amshavatar, a partial incarnation of Vishnu alone and not of all the three gods of the Trinity.There is another story of how Atri and Anasuya got Datta. Atri was a great tapasvin. The power of his tapa was great and it increased as each day passed, to the great discomfort of the gods. 

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