• 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

“Srīpāda Rājam Sharanam Prapadye”
May Lord Srīpāda protect us

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Sripada Srivallabha “I will constantly take care of the welfare of those who adore Me with pure devotion, who cast all their burdens on Me and seek total surrender from Me.”

From time to time, Lord Dattatreya, the Cosmic Principle of the Teacher, incarnates in a human body to enable the humans to relate to him and get uplifted. In a previous Age, a group of sages under the guidance of Sage Bharadwaja conducted a great ritual to the Sun and prayed for an incarnation of the Lord. In fulfilment of the promise given by Lord Dattatreya to the group of sages, he decided to incarnate in the present Dark Age as Srīpāda Srīvallabha. (His name is also sometimes written Shripad Shrivallabh, Shripad Shri Vallabha or Sreepada Sreevallabha.) Srīpāda repeatedly declared his identity with Lord Dattatreya:

“I am Srīpāda. I am Srīvallabha. Today’s Srīpāda Srīvallabha is none other than the son of Anasuya and Atri of the most ancient Yuga. I incarnated in Pīthikapuram in accordance with the promise made to Sage Bharadwaja.”

And he explained to a sceptical neighbour:
“Undoubtedly I am Datta. As you are having a body, I also came with a body to enable you to recognise Me. In fact, I am formless and attributeless.”

In spite of innumerable supernatural events expressed by Srīpāda, many contemporary eye-witnesses were sceptical and could not realise the greatness of this divine incarnation. Srī Siddha Yogindra, a great yogi, stated:

“Now He has taken birth on this earth as Srīpāda Srīvallabha. The residents of Pīthikapuram did not recognize Him properly. They failed to understand the philosophy of Guru. In Kuruvapuram even ignorant persons like fishermen obtained knowledge of the Brahman, the highest reality. To get the grace of Srīpāda Srīvallabha the ahamkāra (identification with the ego, arrogance) within us has to be destroyed. All types of pride have to be extinct. Then only we can understand His power, His mercy and His real nature.”

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