Navaratri is a nine-day long festival, dedicated to worshiping the Nine divine forms of Goddess Durga each day. The tenth day is observed as Vijaya Dashami – The day of victory.
The ninth manifestation of the Goddess Durga is the Goddess Siddhidaatri. Navaratri festivities completed with the worship of Devi Siddhidaatri.
Siddhidaatri provides siddhis and salvation to her devotees in this 9th form.
Goddess Siddhidaatri has mystic healing powers and blesses all Gods, saints, yogis, tantrics and all devotees in this form.
Kanya Poojan is also eminent on Navami of Navaratri.
When is it observed?
Goddess Siddhidaatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri i.e. on Mahanavami of Ashwini shukla paksh. It will be celebrated on 3rd October 2014.
Worshiping Maa Siddhidaatri on the ninth final day of Navaratri bestows all Siddhis to Her devotees and also marks the successful completion of the Navaratri festival.
Devi Siddhidaatri's glory and power are infinite.
Goddess Siddhidaatri sits on Kamal and rides on the lion. She is portrayed with four hands. She has Gada in the one right hand, Chakra in the other right hand, lotus flower in the one left hand and Shankh in the other left hand. She is always in a divine charming serene posture.
This manifestation of Maa Durga removes ignorance and provides knowledge to Her devotees. She is also worshipped by Deva, Gandharva, Asura, Yaksha and Siddha.
As legend in Hindu scripture "Devi Bhagvata Purana", Lord Shiva worshiped Shakti and was blessed with all Siddhi. After receiving all kind of powers, his half body became like the Goddess. Lord Shiva, due to his appearance as half man and half woman, is also known as "Ardhanarishwara" means the God, whose half body is in female form Shakti. And then Goddess Shakti Appeared from the left side of Lord Shiva.
"Siddhi" means Perfection and "Datri" means Giver which signifies that the one, who grants perfections and achievements to her devotees.
This Goddess is venerated to offer all types of Siddhi to her devotees and thus recognized as 'Siddhidaatri'.
Maa Siddhidaatri is also known as Goddess Laxmi; hence she is the symbol of wealth, happiness and success.
As per Markendey Puran, there are mainly eight types of Siddhi names as - Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshitva, and Vashitva. Different scriptures mention different numbers of Siddhi. But by devoting prayers to Goddess Siddhidaatri, worshippers can acquire all type of Siddhis.
After obtaining Siddhi, devotee observes a mystic aura around him and obtains a magnetic personality.
Devi Siddhidaatri ends the greed and lust toward material comforts of her worshipper and endowments the tremendous of positive energy.
Mantra to recite while worshipping Devi Siddhidaatri:
Ya devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Siddhidaatri Rupenu Sansthitan
Namastaseya Namastaseya Namastaseya Namoh Namah
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