Shri Dattaguru

gururbhramha gururvishnuhu gururdevo maheshwarah |
guruhsakshat parabramha tasmaishri gurave namah ||

A person named Shridhar from Bijapur have gone to Temple Ganagapur for the darshana of Shri GuruDattatraya . Shridhar was a great devotee of Shri Dattatraya. Thinking in mind that he must get a darshana of actual Dattatraya and for that he was worshipping GURUDATTA in all manners daily with deep devotion. Shridhar was doing this for three months at Ganagapur but yet he has not achieved what he desired. On one fine early morning he had a dream that , one sanyasi ie monk in saffron dress told that I am at Murugod village now in the name of Shri Chidambar you may visit Murugod for the desire in your mind. Next day Shridhar remembered the dream and accordinly finished his anushtana and started for Murugod.

When Sridhar reached Murugod he came to know that Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji is at Kengeri just two furlong distance from Muragod. Shridhar reached there and performed the pooja of Matu-Audumbar tree and turned to go towords the room of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji. He saw Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji in the form of Shri Gurudattatraya. Shridhar prostrated. Shri Chidambar Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji gave him darshana in the form of SHRI URUDATTATRAYA and soon Shridhara was gone in to deep meditation. During meditation he was chanting as AVADHOOTA AVADHOOTA SHIVCHIDAMBARA AVADHOOTA. After meditation Shridhar requested Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji to bless him by giving the PADUKAS to him. Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji agreed and handed over the Padukas to him and also gave him a coin as a prasada. Shridhar lived there for four days and then returned with happily. Shridhara returned back to Bijapur and live with performing the pooja of those PADUKAS.

Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji use to give darshana as per the will and wish of the devotees in their mind. He is not only Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu He is also Lord Brahma

The PADUKAS are still available at Bijapur for the darshana .