Lord Dattatreya is Guru of all Gurus considered as Incarnation of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma born to the great Saint Atri and his devoted wife Anusuya . This is Datta meaning ‚¬ to give Gift ¬ because a pure saint always gives back what he has to this world. In the Natha tradition, Dattatreya is recognized as an Avatar or incarnation of the Lord Shiva and as the Adi-Guru (First Teacher) of the Adi-Nath sampradaya of the Nathas. Although Dattatreya was at first a “Lord of Yoga” with Tantric traits, he was adapted and assimilated into the more devotional cults; while still worshiped by millions of Hindus,Ã‚Â he is approached more as a benevolent God than as a teacher of the highest essence of Indian thought.
Dattatreya is usually depicted with three heads, symbolising Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva; past, present, and future; and the three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and dreamless sleep. He is portrayed sitting in meditation with his shakti beneath the audumbara (wish-fulfilling) tree. In front of him is a fire pit, and around him are four dogs. These are sometimes said to symbolise the four Vedas.
Sri Mahasidh Dattatreya yantra is also known as Drishti yantra. It protects from Drishti too ( ie Evil eye , Negative energy) .Sri Dattatreya yantra is the only Yantra in the Dutta Sampradaya. It is very potent & a highly revered Yantra. Sri Dattatreya yantra is useful for prosperity, knowledge and wealth
Mantra -“OM SRI DATTATREYA NAMAH”
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