Datta Temple was built under the guidance of Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji. In July 1997, Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji consecrated the Datta Temple in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by performing the Praana Prathista to Lord Ganapathi, Lord Dattatreya, Anagha Devi, and Lord Shiva. Datta Temple of Baton Rouge is the 26th Datta temple constructed by His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadootha Datta Peetham. Everyone is invited to experience the peace and power of this blessed temple.
Sri Phani Kumar Sharma Yedida has joined Datta Temple as a priest in September 2018. He underwent his priestly training in Mysore Datta Peetham. He is well versed in Smartham. He hails from Andhra Pradesh, India.
His Puja skills include: Ganapathi Pooja, Sudhi Punyaha Vachanam, Aksharabyasam, Annaprasanam, Namakaranam, Upanayanam, Vivaham, Gruha Pravesam, Satyanarayana Vratham, Varalakshmi Vratham, Kedhargouri Vratham, Lakshmi Kubera Vratham, Navagraha Pooja, Rudrabhishekam, Shanthi Pooja, Homas for various deities, Kalyanothsavam, Chandi homam, Chandi paarayana, Bhumi puja, Tila tarpana, Pinda puja, Sahasra Lingarchana, Shastipurthi and Seemantham.