Lord Dattatreya is powerful, popular deity in Hinduism as Lord Dattatreya is Guru of all Gurus, who is considered an incarnation of the lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. He was born to the great Sage Atri and his devoted wife Anusuya, a sage couple of the Vedic.
The word Datta means "Given", Datta is called so because the divine trinity "gave" themselves in the form of a son to Maharishi Atri and Mata Anusuya Devi. He is the son of great sage Atri hence, the name "Atreya" is added.
Mata Anusuya became very famous for her devotion to her husband. To test her, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva transformed themselves into mendicants, approached the hermitage of sage Atri, at the time when sage Atri was out of the hermitage. They begged for alms, Anusuya came out and offered food to them. They requested Anusuya that the food be prepared and served to them by her in the nude position. In the Indian tradition any guest cannot be turned away, as they are considered to be an aspect of God.
So, she bound by the rules of hospitality, agreed to accept their strange request. But such was the power of her chastity that when she brought the food, the three gods turned into infants whom Anasuya fed as a mother. After Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva showed their original form and blessed Anusuya that she will gave birth a son, who will be the embodiment of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Thus Lord Dattatreya was born with two brothers and one sister they are Soma and Durvasa and Shubhatreyi.
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