This bhajan is sung during the Aarathi in Sridhara Ashrama. Sri Sridhara Swamiji is considered the avatar of Dattatreya. His samadhi and ashram is located in Varadahalli, Sagar taluk. There are many ashram dedicated to the swamiji in other places too.
Varadahalli also known as Varadapura is situated 6 Kms from Sagar, Shimoga district of Karnataka. This divine place in the midst of pristine natural surroundings of the Western ghats was the chosen place of Maharshi Agastya and Veda Vyas to do Sadhana thousands of years ago. The Durgamba idol was installed by Veda Vyasa himself. A cave in which Veda Vyasa meditated is present at this place.
Shridhara swamiji had a dream in which Durgamba appeared and asked him to go to Varadahalli and perform Jeernodharana / revival of her idol. Hence Shree Shridar Swamiji came to Varadahalli and spent many years doing meditation, discourses and penance for the benefit for human kind in his ashrama.