• Srīpāda Srīvallabha
  • Narasimha Saraswati
  • Swamī Samartha

Srīpāda Srīvallabha

Mine is a comprehensive yogic incarnation. Great yogis and great siddhas constantly meditate upon Me. Blessed are the people who know that everything is in My hands.

Narasimha Saraswati

The significance of Datta incarnation is to achieve evolution and development in people without those people being aware of it.

Swamī Samartha

All your prayers reach Me. My grace is transmitted to you through the Form of Deity you worship or through your guru.

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Overview: Incarnations

“I will incarnate whenever dharma touches bottom most level.”
- Srīpāda

Srīpāda Srīvallabha

Srīpāda In fulfilment of the promise given by Lord Dattatreya to a group of sages, he decided to incarnate in the present Dark Age as Srīpāda Srīvallabha.

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Srīpāda On the Eastern side of India, in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, there is a town near Rajahmundry called Pithapuram. In this place Lord Dattatreya took birth in the year 1320 as Srīpāda Srīvallabha.

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The Name

Srīpāda He was given the name Srīpāda because he carried the most sublime symbols of a conch and a wheel under his feet. These are symbols of the divine presence in that form.

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Father and Mother

Srīpāda The name of the mother of Srīpāda is Sumatī. ‘Mati’ means the mind; ‘Sumatī’ means the good mind. She was a good-natured lady, simple, austere in her discipline, ever related to the Divine.

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Announcement of Birth

Srīpāda Suddenly a sixteen year old good-looking boy dressed like a sage appeared before her and said, “Mother! I am Srīpāda Srīvallabha. I myself will be born to you.”

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Birth and Early Years

Srīpāda Srīpāda was very humorous and playful, and he conducted many extraordinary supernatural acts even from the age of one year on, which are described in his biography.

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The Mission

Srīpāda Many people came to him seeking help and were enlightened. He was teaching and healing and many super-mundane revelations happened around him.

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The Female Part

Vasavī Srīpāda explains that he has a sister called Vasavī. She is the same essence taking to a female form, and she also manifested in South India.

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Narasimha Saraswati

Narasimha Saraswati In his life as Srīpāda Srīvallabha, he had already announced: “To revive the ascetic way of life, I will take birth as Narasimha Saraswati and remain in that incarnation for 80 years.”

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Swamī Samartha

Swamī Samartha Swamī Samartha appeared in Akkalkot, a village in Maharashtra, India, in 1856. Therefore, he is also called Akkalkot Maharaj or Srī Swamī Samarth Maharaj by his devotees.

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