• 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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Srīpāda Srīvallabha - Name

“Srīpāda Rājam Sharanam Prapadye”
May Lord Srīpāda protect us

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Sripada Srivallabha “He is an incarnation of Srī Datta, and as his feet were marked with all auspicious features, he bears a worthy name as Srīpāda Srīvallabha.”

He was given the name Srīpāda because he carried the most sublime symbols of a conch and a wheel under his feet. Normally when a child is born the knowers see the form and also look under the feet for any symbols. In the case of this child it was observed by his grandfather that in the lines under the right foot there was the symbol of the wheel and under the left foot the symbol of the conch. These are symbols of the divine presence in that form. They are not found except in the case of most high beings. Because of these symbols these feet were considered very sacred. Therefore he is called Srīpāda, the most auspicious feet. Srīvallabha is a name that was added later.

Srīpāda was born in a Brahmin family. When he was of sixteen years, his parents asked him to get married. He then said, “The Divine Nature is already my partner. I have no other partner.” His nature was full of splendour, wisdom and power, and his life was one of sacrifice for the humanity at large. Therefore he smilingly said, “I am already the man to the lady Srī.” That is why he is called Srīvallabha, meaning the husband of Srī, the male dimension of Srī.

That is how his name has come to be: Srīpāda because of the presence of the most auspicious signs under the feet; Srīvallabha because he is the male counterpart of the female nature, the Will, the Knowledge and the intelligent Activity.

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