The ninth day of Navratri is the last day of Navratri Puja. This day is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri who is the ninth incarnation of goddess Durga.
Each day of Navratri is substantial for devotees, but the ninth day has special significance because this is the final day to conclude Navratri pooja. This day is also called Maha Navami.
Significance of Goddess Sri Siddhidatri
Siddhidatri Maa sits on a lotus flower while her procession is a lion. She dresses in red clothes and has four hands. In her lower left hand, she holds a lotus flower while a Shankha is in the upper left hand. She has the Chakra in the upper right hand while a bludgeon (Gada) is in the lower right hand.
The meaning of Siddhidatri is - “Siddhi” means Perfection while “Datri” means “the one who gives” that’s why she is recognized as Mata Siddhidatri.
She offers all types of Siddhis (Perfection) to her devotees, so she is known as Siddhidatri Maa. Another name of Maa Siddhidatri is Goddess Lakshmi, who represents wealth, happiness, and success. You can appease all the eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi and bring wealth & prosperity to your life with Lakshmi Puja, performed online for you by our expert Pandits.
The Story of Maa Siddhidatri
According to Hindu mythology, the legend says that Lord Shiva worshipped Goddess Maha Shakti to get all the Siddhis as blessings. With the gratitude of Goddess Siddhidatri, Lord Shiva attains the half body of Goddess Shakti that is why Lord Shiva is also known as “Ardhanarishvara”.
Maa Siddhidatri is believed to have blessed the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahadev with eight of the ultimate divine powers, called Siddhis. She bestowed them with eight of the siddhis namely:
Anima: Reducing one’s size to as small as an atom
Mahima: Expanding one’s body to an infinitely large size
Garima: Becoming infinitely heavy
Laghima: Becoming infinitely light
Prapti: Being omnipresent
Prakambya: Achieving whatever one desires
Vashitva: Power to conquer all
Navratri 9th Day Puja Rituals:
- Since this is the last day of Navratri puja, this day is celebrated with the great fun fare.
- The day would see nine flowers, nine different types of Fruits, nine different types of dry fruits are also offered.
- At the onset, the first thing that is done during the day is to offer Kalash Puja. This would ward off all the negativities of the day. Worshipping a Meru Prushth Shree Yantra can also help you remove negative energies.
- Then the below mantra is chanted during the Kalash Pooja. In fact, the mantra is chanted nine times in certain parts of the country.
- Then the Nine Kanya girls, usually below the age of ten is ideal, are invited, and they are given food and dress material. This is a symbol of worshipping the goddess in Kanya Form.
- Finally, Maa Siddhidatri aarti is done, and these Kanya Girls are taken to conclude the celebration.
- On the ninth day of Navratri, Ramleela functions are also finished while on the tenth day, Dussehra is commemorated across the world.
9th Day of Navratri 2020: Important Dates & Timings:
Navratri 9th day puja date: October 25, 2020
Navami Tithi Begins - 06:58 AM on Oct 24, 2020
Navami Tithi Ends - 07:41 AM on Oct 25, 2020
Maa Siddhidatri Mantra | Navratri 9th day Mantra
Recite the below-mentioned Mantras to get the blessing from the almighty Maa Siddhidatri.
“Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah”
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता ।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Maa Siddhidatri rules over the planet Ketu. She is the governess of the minds of people and motivates them towards a disciplined and spiritual life. Mata Siddhidatri eliminates all the ignorance, fear & sufferings from the life of the devotees, provides knowledge and fulfils all their desires.
With Ganesha's Grace,
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