Datta is one who has been bestowed with the spiritual experience of the nirguṇ (Nonmaterialised), meaning, the one who has been given the experience that the ‘Self’ is Brahman (God in His aspect as the Creator of the universe) or mukta (Liberated) self or the soul. Useful information on Deity Datta as per the science of Spirituality is given in these articles.

Names of Shri Datta and their meanings

Datta means the one who has been given the spiritual experience that He is Brahman. The one who is already liberated, or is the soul Itself, is Datta. In this article we will see the names of Shri Datta and their meanings, history of Deity Datta’s birth and implied meaning of Deity Datta’s family.

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Worship of Shri Datta and Dattatreya puja

Deity Datta is Gurudev (Spiritual Master). He is supposed to be worshipped in the form of the Guru. Various forms of worship, for example – puja, Arati (Ritual of waving a lit lamp in front of a Deity), bhajan (Devotional songs) etc. bestow benefit of the Principle of the Deity.The only form of worship that can be continuous is chanting.

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Incarnations of Lord Dattatreya

Since Datta performs the function of the Guru principle His mission continues till all attain the Final Liberation (Moksha). Shri Datta assumed sixteen main incarnations. Shripad Shrivallabh was the first incarnation of Lord Dattatreya . Shri Nrusinha Sarasvati was His second incarnation.

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Shri Datta’s Arati

Shri Datta’s Arati (A ritual of waving a lit lamp in front of a Deity and Saints, accompanied by singing of hymns) has been composed by Saint Eknath Maharaj, as a result it is full of Chaitanya (Divine consciousness).

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