This book presents the multi-faceted Hindu deity Dattatreya from his Puranic emergence up to modern times. It explores all primary religious dimensions: myth, doctrine, ritual, philosophy, mysticism, and iconography. The comprehensive result offers a rich fresco of Hindu religion as well as an understanding of Marathi integrative spirituality: precisely this complexity of themes constitutes Dattatreya's uniqueness.
About the Author:
ANTONIO RIGOPOULOS is the author of The Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi, also published by SUNY Press.