Pithapuram or Peetha Puram is a town and a municipality in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town also forms a part of Godavari Urban Development Authority. The temple town is one of fifty-five Sakti Peethas.
Sripada Sri Vallabha was an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya who lived in PithaDattatreyae is considered one of the first complete avatars of the deity Dattaatreya in Kali Yuga.
Lord Sripada Srivallabha is the first and Foremost Incarnation (Avatar) of Jagatguru Sri Dattatreya,is well-known as Sripada Srivallabha′s Incarnation took place in 1320 AD. at Srikshetra Pithapuram of Bharata Desa (India).
Sripada Srivallabha is verily Sri Dattatreya himself. There is no difference and deviation between Sridatta and Sripada. Hence if Worshiped and Prayed Sripada Srivallabha in the same way as that of Sridatta, He grants the same result which will be given by Sridatta.
Right from the Childhood while He was at Srikshetra Pithikapuram Sripada Srivallabha narrated many times that,he is SriDatta himself, He is a special phenomenon much beyond the Trinity i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara.This can be Understood by His Preachings, Actions, Sportive Plays and Miracles done upto His 30 years of age at Pithapuram and Kuruvapuram, which were very strange, Extremely Wonderful, unheard and defied logic. Sripada Srivallabha Proved his Power and Position through his Divine Miracles,and Conveyed the Good news of his decent to his devotees spread at very distances also, through some extraordinary Miracles, which can be traced out by some experiences only.
The Aim of his Incarnation is to bless Maha Siddhas, Maha Yogis and to Uphold Dharma through them in the Universe. To impart knowledge to the Ignorant, through his actions, Sportive plays and Miracles is Part of his Avataaric Programme.