Ninth Day Of Navratri - Maa Siddhidatri
Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth form of Maa Adishakti. There is a law to worship Maa Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri. Maa Siddhidatri is the giver of Ashta Siddhi and Nav-Nidhi. Maa Siddhidatri destroys the demerits and faults of her devotees and leads them on the right path. By worshiping Mother Siddhidatri duly with full devotion, the person gets all the siddhis. Human beings, Yaksha, Gandharva, Siddha, Dev, Danava, etc all worship Maa Siddhidatri..
The ride of Maa Siddhidatri is a lion.
Lotus is the seat of Maa Siddhidatri, on which the Maa sits.
Maa wears a crown on her head and the dim smile on her face looks very seductive.
Maa Siddhidatri has four arms, in one hand she holds a mace and in the other hand, she holds a chakra. She holds a conch shell in one hand and a lotus flower in the other hand.
Maa Siddhidatri wears red clothes.
Maa Siddhidatri is the bestower of all kinds of siddhis.
Story of Maa Siddhidatri
According to Hindu belief, Lord Shiva did penance to Maa Siddhidatri to attain the eight siddhis. The eight siddhis that Lord Shiva received from Maa Siddhidatri are – Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitva, and Vashitva.
Maa Siddhidatri was pleased with the austerity of Lord Shiva and granted him the desired accomplishments. According to Hindu scriptures, Maa Adishakti appeared on the left side of Lord Shiva in the form of Maa Siddhidatri, making half the body of Lord Shiva that of Maa Siddhidatri. Since then Lord Shiva is also known as Ardhanarishvara.
Significance Of 9th Day of Navratri
Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth form of Maa Durga and her name means one who gives us strength. Devotees worship her on Mahanavami, and it is believed that she removes ignorance from her devotees and bestows them with knowledge.
After worshiping the Maa methodically, while reciting this mantra, meditate on Maa Siddhidatri.
Meditation Mantras of Maa Siddhidatri
वन्दे वाञ्छित मनोरथार्थ चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
कमलस्थिताम् चतुर्भुजा सिद्धीदात्री यशस्विनीम्॥
स्वर्णवर्णा निर्वाणचक्र स्थिताम् नवम् दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।
शङ्ख, चक्र, गदा, पद्मधरां सिद्धीदात्री भजेम्॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।
मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥
प्रफुल्ल वन्दना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोला पीन पयोधराम्।
कमनीयां लावण्यां श्रीणकटिं निम्ननाभि नितम्बनीम्॥
ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥
Praise Mantra of Maa Siddhidatri
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
The worship of Maa Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri has special significance. Talk to astrologers to know how Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped. By the grace of Maa Siddhidatri, the problems of a person's life are removed. Worshiping Maa Siddhidatri brings happiness and peace to the life of a person.