From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Dattatreya, DattAtreya, Dattaatreya
- gifted/ given by Atri
- a famous ŗşi and yogi of ancient India who was the son of Atri and Anusūyā, and considered to be the combined incarnation of Brahmā, Vişņu and Śiva, and the father of Soma, data and Durvāsā (M. Bh./ Hv. Pur./ Vi. Pur.); the first and foremost guru (adi guru) of the Natha Tradition of Śaivism, but also revered and regarded by all traditions of Tantra in general.