What is Datta Homam?
Datta Homam or Sri Dattatreya Homam is the fire-worship of Lord Dattatreya. Lord Dattatreya is considered an incarnation on earth and is worshipped by millions within the Hindu community. The Datta Homam is performed like any other homam by making offerings to the fire and seeking the blessings of the Lord, also referred to as just Datta.
Which Deity is Worshipped While Performing Datta Homam?
Datta Homam is performed to propitiate Lord Dattatreya. If you visit Dattatreya temples you can see His idol with three heads, six hands, and four dogs, standing in front of the divine cow and wish-fulfilling tree (KalapakaVriksh). Some believe He is the combined incarnation of Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He is considered the ultimate Guru and there is a belief that Shirdi Saibaba was an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Datta Jayanthi is celebrated in a big way across India.
Why Should You Perform Datta Homam?
Datta Homam is performed to seek the blessings of Lord Dattatreya for prosperity, wealth and a better life. If your astrologer, after reading your horoscopes advises that performing Datta Homam can solve some of your problems, you can have the homam arranged.
What are the Benefits of Datta Homam?
By performing Datta Homam, you can hope to gain in wealth and prosperity. There are couples who seek the birth of a child by performing Datta Homam. The general purpose and benefits are related to material aspects of life. Lord Dattatreya is believed to offer these to His devotees.
You should leave the conduct of Datta Homam to professionally trained pandits from Swarnatara Spirituals.
1. Turmeric Vinayaka pooja
2. Kalasa establishment
4. Punyahavachanam - purification of all the things used in the Homa by mantra prayogas.
5. Kalasa Pooja
6. Veda mantra paryyanam
7. Moola mantra japam
8. Agni karyam – Fire Establishment
9. Homa performed by chanting Moola mantra, veda mantra, Gayatri mantra on the diety with the prescribed count as per the agama Shastra.
10. Purna Ahuthi, samyojanam to the kalasa, dhoopa dheepam and upcharam.
11. Distribution of prasadha.