Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta


Guru Datta

Lord Dattatreya
Shri Punitachariji
Sahaj Yoga
Disciples of Lord Dattatreya
Links to Disciples of Lord Dattatreya
Articles on Lord Dattatreya

Guru Datta

Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta




Lord Dattatreya


The scriptures describes Lord Dattatreya as the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu and also as the Sadguru. Lord Dattatreya is shown symbolically in pictures as the coalescence of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva but is in truth the Absolute, the Almighty (Parabrahma Parameshwara). Sadguru Dattatreya has attained the highest state of Yogis 'Param Avadhut'. He is considered the embodiment of knowledge, truth, compassion, purity etc and thus all His actions are for the benefit of all humanity.



Shri Punitachariji


Shri Punitachariji ("Bapu" as he is affectionately known) is the living master through whom the Siddha Mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta came to us. He has no human Guru, for the Divine Sadguru is his guru. He began his spiritual Sadhna (penance) as a young man many years ago spanning decades. Bapu Shri has performed his earlier sadhna in the Himalayas and on the banks of the river Narmada. Finally he settled at the holy Girnar mountain the ancient Siddha Peeth. Here he performed a great tapasya for 12 years in a cave. On the 15th November 1975 he had Darshan of Sadguru Dattatreya and recieved the blessed mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta. Since then Bapu Shri has lived in Punit Kutir, Girnar Sadhna Ashram offering this mantra and his personal guidance for spiritual seekers.



Shri Punitachariji

Shri Punitachariji (Official Homepage)

Datta Yoga Centre UK

US Site 'Hari Om Tatsat'


Shri Punitachariji



Sahaj Yoga


The spiritual state can be attained by the sadhaka (spiritual seeker) with the help of a Siddha (enlightened master) who has achieved Self-realisation and is a knower of the Truth. The Siddha Guru by his God-gifted power awakens the dormant energy (Kundalini Shakti) lying in the sadhaka. This process of shakti transfer is called shaktipat and generates a spontaneous inner awakening. This inner yoga is called Sahaj or Siddha Yoga.

The mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta is a living seed of spirituality. By simply repeating this mantra the meditative state is attained spontaneously an one enters the Siddha Yoga Path. Just as in Siddha Yoga the Shishya (disciple) recieves the Guru's Shakti, similarly after chanting this mantra and sitting in meditation Sadguru's Shakti gets transferred to us. The Siddha mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta thus starts the process of spiritual awakening spontaneously. As a result many Yogic Kriyas (actions) would begin in the sadhaka's body such as asans, pranayams and mudras. In many sadhakas different kriyas of both Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga would start. Hatha Yoga deals with body purification and Raja Yoga with mental purification. It is not possible to explain here the range of initial experiences, but to say they are all part of a purification process preparing the sadhaka for the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti. As the sadhaka goes deeper in sadhana (spiritual practice), by the grace of Sadguru the Kundalini Shakti lying dormant in the Muladhara Chakra (located at the base of the spine) rises leading to many experiences as she travels up through the spine to the crown of the head. Once absorbed there, the sadhaka finally reaches the goal of Self-realisation. This process is both extremely arduous and can be dangerous without guidace from a Siddha. The beauty of the mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta is that it acts as a catylst, speeding up the process of sadhana. By putting us in contact with the shakti and grace of the Sadguru, it also ensures a safer passage through the inner journey.

The blessed mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta is not of any sect or personalized God but is of the Brahman, the Absolute and has been given by Lord Datta for the benefit of all humanity.



Disciples of Lord Dattatreya


Rare photo of Akkalkot Swami Gajanan Maharaj Rare photo of Shirdi Sai Baba Nityananda Maharaj Ranga Avadhut


Sadguru Dattatreya has many great disciples including Rishis, Maharishis, Paramhamsa and Avadhuts. They include in ancient times Maharaj Yadu, Mararaj Alark and Lord Parashuram while in the less distant past Janardan Maharaj, Eknath Maharaj and Dasopant Maharaj. It is said Niranjan Raghunath and Narayan Maharaj Jalankar achieved Realisation at Girnar. Also included are the great Avadhut Akkalkot Swami, Shri Manikprabhu, Gajanan Maharaj and Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati. In Gujarat there has been Ganda Maharaj, Ranga Avadhut and now we have Shri Punitachariji. The list of Siddha's is great and their contribution to India's spirituality has been profound.




Links to Disciples of Lord Dattatreya



Shri Akkalkot Swami
Shri Gajanan Maharaj
Shirdi Sai Baba


Shri Manikprabhu
Shri Ranga Avadhut
Shri Tembe Swami




Articles, Books and Scriptures relating to Lord Dattatreya


1. The following are articles relating to Guru Datta on the web :
  1. The Pathless Path to Immortality
  2. The Appearance of Lord Dattatreya

2. There are many books available in English relating to Lord Datta.

  1. Path Pradipika - is a practicle book on Sahaj Yoga Kriya translated from Bapus own word. Click here for more information.
  2. Dattatreya - The Way and the Goal by Shri Jaya Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur is a scholarly book on the profound philosophy that Lord Datta teaches to His disciples. It contains a translation of the Avadhut Gita and Jivanmukta Gita.
  3. Dattatreya - The Immortal Guru, Yogin and Avatara by Antonio Rigopoulos. This is a fine book with a more historical overview of the Dattatreya Sampradaya.
  4. Dattatreya: Glory of the Divine in Man by Sarath R. Babu.

3. Some ancient scriptures relating to Lord Datta are given below.



Avadhut Gita
Tripura Rahasya

Jivanmukta Gita
Sandilya Upanishad
Dattatreya Upanishad
Shri Guru Charitra




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