Lord Dattatreya

Temple History

Lord Sripada Srivallabha is the first and Foremost Incarnation (Avatar) of Jagatguru Sri Dattatreya,is well-known as Sripada Srivallabha's Incarnation took place in 1320 AD. at Srikshetra Pithapuram of Bharata Desa (India).

Sripada Srivallabha is verily Sri Dattatreya himself. There is no difference and deviation between Sridatta and Sripada. Hence if Worshiped and Prayed Sripada Srivallabha in the same way as that of Sridatta, He grants the same result which will be given by Sridatta.
Sripada was born in the early hours of Ganesh Chathurdhi in 'Chitra' star, in Simha (Leo) Lagna and Tula (Libra) raasi. About Sreepada it was mentioned that He was an incarnation of Sree Datta, and as His Feet were marked with all Auspicious Features, He Bears a Worthy name as Sreepada Sreevallabha. It was further noted that His Horoscope should not be given to anyone and that it will reach in course of time through Akshya Kumar of Tripura Belonging to Jain religion. All that would happen according to Divine plan and it would reach Pithapuram as a part of Divine play. When Sreepada Sreevallabha was born, a cobra with three hoods was holding its hoods as an umbrella where ever He was kept for 18 days.

Sripada Srivallabha came out of the mother's womb as a dazzling illumination Sumati Maharani Fainted Immediately after he was Born. Auspicious Musical notes from Musical Instruments were heard from the labour room. After some time an invisible voice warned all the people to leave the room. Four vedas, eighteen Puraanas, Great Persons Arrived in the shape of brilliant lights to Great Sreepada. Sacred Vedic Mantras were heard outside the room. Silence Spread after sometime.
Right from the Childhood while He was at Srikshetra Pithikapuram Sripada Srivallabha narrated many times that,he is SriDatta himself, He is a special phenomenon much beyond the Trinity i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. This can be Understood by His Preachings, Actions, Sportive Plays and Miracles done upto His 30 years of age at Pithapuram and Kuruvapuram, which were very strange, Extremely Wonderful, unheard and defied logic. Sripada Srivallabha Proved his Power and Position through his Divine Miracles,and Conveyed the Good news of his decent to his devotees spread at very distances also, through some extraordinary Miracles, which can be traced out by some experiences only.


Additional Information

Devotees Coming from long distances for Darshan and Seva of Lord Guru Dattatreya Sripada Srivallabha Free Lodging and Boarding Facilities are looking after by Sripada Srivallabha Seva Sangh to their possible extent. Nitya Annadanam is also offering at the Temple.

Private Hotels and lodges are available in Pithapuram and kakinada cities for the devotees accommodation. Kukkuteswara Swamy Devasthanam is the nearest and famous temple to visit in Pithapuram.

Pithapuram City is well connected by Road and Rail. Pithapuram Bus station and Railway station are just 1 km from the temple.
Kakinada(18 km) and Samarlakota(12 km) are the nearest cities which are connected to all major cities of Andhra Pradesh.
Kakinada Airport is 70 km from the temple.
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