Worship Goddess Siddhidatri on Navratri Ninth Day
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