The protective chant of Shrī Gurudev Datta represents the Name of Lord Datta, an aspect of God. One of His functions in the Universe is alleviating distress caused due to the subtle bodies of ancestors. God carries out His mission in the Universe through the three major principles of Creation, Sustenance and Destruction. Lord Datta's ability is derived through a combination of these three major principles of God i.e. Creation 10%, Sustenance 80% and Destruction 10%. His manifest divine energy is 10% while 90% of His divine energy is unmanifest.
The concept that our deceased ancestors can cause trouble in our lives is very alien to us. However people from various cultures and religions have experienced an immense improvement in their lives by repeating Lord Datta's holy Name of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ (click to listen to an audio recording of the chant).