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Datta Mandir

The Datta Mandir is one of the oldest and one of its kind temples in Hirigok. Usually three-faced, the idol of Datta at this temple only has one face, is in a standing position and is mounted on a pedestal. The idol is about 3 ft tall and is carved out of pure white marble. Marble placing covers the inner sides of the temple. At the center of an arch above the entrance lies a Ganapati statue.The idols of the dvaraoalas of Lord Vishnu, Jay and Vijay, are placed at the entrance. Marble tiles decorate the exterior of the garbagriha.According to the story of the temple, Sitaram Maharaj Tembe, an ascetic, cured a Marvadi person of his illness by contributing 20 years of his own life. In return, he asked the person to build a Dattatreya temple. Thus, the Marvadi built this temple.A massive compound wall surrounds the temple and a massive dome houses the idol of Dattatreya.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
  • Fame
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

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