His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji consecrated a Dattatreya idol and inaugurated Datta temple in Princes town a small town in the south of Trinidad on 17th August 1997, Sunday.
Hundreds of devotees attended the function amidst chants of "Jai Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta. Sri Swamiji performed several rituals connected with the Prathishthapana (consecration). Swamiji spoke later and conveyed his happiness that a second Dattatemple was consecrated in Trinidad. His Holiness blessed everyone congregated there. Pundit Radha Krishna and Pundit Prasad conducted various rituals associated with teh intallation of the idol. Various Adhivasas, Nyasas were performed. HH performed teh Prana Pratishtha & Netronmilana.
Here Swamiji is seen performing Sam Prokshana on the assembled devotees
Sri Swamiji performs Arati to the Pradhana Kalasha of the consecration ceremonies.
Sri Swamiji performs Nethronmilana (opening of the eyes) to the Datta idol.
Sri Swamiji performs Arati to Datta idol
Sri Doolchan Ramdath, who built the temple in his land and dedicated it to Sri Swamiji was honored with a Peetha Vastram.
Jaya Guru Datta