Chant the Name of Deity Dattatreya – ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ daily for 1-2 hours to avoid distress at present and in the future !
1. If spiritual distress is moderate in nature, chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ along with the Name of the Kuladevata (Family Deity) for 2-4 hours daily. Visit a temple of Deity Datta each Thursday and perform 7 circumambulations, sit and chant 1-2 malas of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ in a temple at least for 1 year. After 1 year, chant 3 malas of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ daily.
2. In case of severe spiritual distress, chant the Name of the Kuladevata along with ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ daily for 4-6 hours. Visit a place of any Jyotirlinga and perform the ritual of Narayanabali, Nagabali, Tripindi shraddha, Kalasarpa -shanti, etc.
One can also stay in a pilgrimage place of Shri Dattatreya (Datta-kshetra) and perform spiritual practice or satseva unto Saints and obtain their blessings.
3. Chanting Deity Datta’s Name during Pitrupaksha helps ancestors get further momentum. Hence, during this period, chant Deity Datta’s Name daily for a minimum of 6 hours (equal to 72 malas).
Besides chanting Deity Datta’s Name, an average individual (in terms of sadhana) or seeker in the primary stage should chant the Name of the Kuladevata as much as possible to prevent distress arising due to destiny and progress spiritually.
How does one get protection from spiritual distress caused by dissatisfied ancestors by chanting Deity Datta’s Name ?
Due to the energy generated by chanting Deity Datta’s Name, a protective sheath is created around the person who chants.
In today’s times, majority of the people do not perform any spiritual practice, and hence they are entangled in Maya (The Great Illusion). As a result, their subtle bodies remain unsatisfied after death. These unsatisfied subtle bodies are entrapped in Martyaloka (Region of the dead, situated between the earth and the Nether region). By chanting the Name of Deity Datta, the dissatisfied ancestors get further momentum. Since they advance to progressively higher regions based on their karma, the amount of distress caused by them to their descendants reduces.