The Shri Daatta Mandir is located in Dattawadi, Goa, India. This century old temple has a backdrop of a beautiful hillock covered with dense groves of areca palms. The temple architecture of Goa is the blend of the local building traditions into a rigid architectural style. The entire interior consists of white marble. The deity is Trimurthy, i.e. the combined form of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Dattatreya is an avatar of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The deity in the temple is grand. At the entrance, one can see statues of the Cow which symbolizes the Earth, and four dogs, which symbolize the four Vedas. The shiva linga of the temple is located at the foot of the peepal tree outside the temple. It is known that people have been worshipping this place for more than 400 years.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For cure from mental troubles
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).