Dattatreya the Guru of our Sampradaya.
You will find this graceful murti of Lord Dattatreya as you enter Devipuram blessing all those who enter the portals.
Dattatreya is the combination of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. He has given his instructions to his disciples: Prahlada, his first disciple, and Parasurama his second disciple. Parasurama had codified his instructions into a Kalpa Sutra. The Parasurama Kalpasutra divides the Sri Vidya Upasana into five parts. Which we follow here in Devipuram.