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DATTATREYA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of Atri and Anasuya. A Brahman saint in whom a portion of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, or more particularly Vishnu, was incarnate. He had three sons, Soma, Datta, and Durvasas, to whom also a portion of the divine essence was transmitted. He was the patron of Kartavirya, and gave him a thousand arms.

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