The temple on plan consists of a garbhagriha, a vestibule, a closed mandapa with four central pillars and porches on all the three sides. It is built on a high plinth consisting of mouldings, which follow all the recesses of the temple. The wall portion of the temple profusely decorated with sculptures of deities and that of the garbhagriha especially with niches having miniature towers above them. The entrance porch which is on the eastern side has kakshasanas. Inside the temple above the vestibule is an architrave of carved stone supported by two pillars. The temple has no Sikhara and only a pyramidal tower in roughly cut masonry adorned the main shrine. The image of Dattatreya is not the original image for the temple was probably placed in the garbhagriha on the subsequent date. Stylistically the temple built in western Chalukyan style belongs to 12 century AD.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of forefathers' sins
- Liberation from ancestoral sins
- Freedom from parental curses
- Relief from diseases
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).