The eight colourful Navratri days passed in the blink of an eye. Isn’t it? And here we are witnessing the final day of Navratri 2022. The 9th day of the Navratri festival is known as Maha Navami is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri, the ninth form of Maa Durga. On this day, people worship Maa Siddhidatri with great dedication to get bestowed with her divine blessings. People dress up in colourful traditional clothes to play Garba. As you know there are different stories behind nine different forms of Maa Durga. Similarly, we have a story defining the ninth avatar of Maa Durga. Before we move ahead let’s check out the timings of Navratri Day 9 rituals.
Maa Siddhidatri’s Katha
According to Hindu mythology, Maa Siddhidatri is known to be the Goddess who fulfils every wish of her devotees. Siddhi refers to ‘wish’ and Datri refers to ‘provider’ combinedly forming the word, Siddhidatri. The legend reveals that Maa Siddhidatri granted all Siddhis to Lord Shiva as a form of her blessings. Lord Shiva worshipped the Goddess with a dedication that half of his body united with the form of Maa Shakti. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as Ardhnarishvar.
The idol of the Goddess appears mounted on the lotus flower, wearing a red sari with has four hands. She holds a Gada and a Chakra in the right hand, while the left hand is seen carrying a flower and a Shankha. Maa Siddhidatri is also known as the creator of Ashta Maha Siddhis. Devotees do Maa Durga symbolises perfection, energy, and glory.
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Benefits of Worshipping Maa Siddhidatri
Maa Siddhidatri is considered the Goddess who governs the planet Ketu. Doing Maa Siddhidatri puja helps to remove the bad effects of malefic Ketu in a horoscope. She is believed to eradicate negative thoughts by replacing them with positive ones. Being a devotee of Maa Siddhidatri, one may find inner peace and spiritual happiness. By the grace of the Maa Siddhidatri, one can also get rid of life’s obstacles such as worries, anxiety, and fear. Devotees who offer sincere prayers are blessed with success, power, wisdom and knowledge in life.
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- Idol or photo of Maa Siddhidatri
- Fresh flowers
- Incense sticks
Puja Vidhi for Maa Siddhidatri
Conclude the festival of Navratri by following the last day rites. Below is a step by step explanation of how to perform the Siddhidatri Puja.
- Do Kalash Sthapana before the idol of Maa Siddhidatri.
- Put tilak on the forehead of Goddess’s idol.
- Light diyas and offer jasmine flowers to the Goddess.
- Recite Maa Siddhidatri mantras and invoke the Goddess to accept your prayers.
- Perform Shodashopachara puja followed by aarti.
- Give prasad to other devotees or family members.
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Maa Siddhidatri Mantra
Praise Maa Siddhidatri by chanting the mantra given below.. The powerful mantra is said to fulfill all desires of life.
‘ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥’