Worship the Maa Siddhidatri of Virtues and Siddhi:
Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth form of the Goddess Durga and is worshiped on the ninth day of Navratri. “Siddhi” means supernatural power or meditative ability, and “Dhatri” means giver or awarder. Hence the name, she is the giver of Siddhi or Virtue. The last day of Navratri is called Navami. And on this day the devotees worship Siddhidatri to bestow all kinds of Virtues.
Furthermore, People line outside the Jwaladevi temple in Himanchal Pradesh to do the special pooja on this day.
Legend goes that Shiva possess all the eight siddhis and virtues. That were given to him by Siddhidatri, because of his true devotion to Adi – Shakti. That is why his body transformed into Ardhanareshwar. It is consisting half of Shiva and half of Shakti.
Representation of Maa Siddhidatri:
She is the 9th Avtar of Goddess Parvati or Durga and is at times seen seated on a lotus and is four-armed. She is also depicted by holding a Lotus, a mace, a discus and a conch shell. Her appearance glows in red saree.
She also has eight other names that represent the supernatural power that she possesses. These names are: Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva.
Name and their meanings:
This means to reduce one’s body even the size of an atom;
It means to expand one’s body to an infinitely large size;
This means almost becoming infinitely heavy;
This means becoming almost weightless;
This means having unrestricted access to all places;
This means to realize whatever one desire;
This means to possess absolute Lordship;
This is the power to subjugate all.
She also governs the planet of Ketu.
She is also surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Demons and Gods who are worshipping her. Worshippers can also accomplish any kind of desire by just worshipping Devi Siddhidatri on the auspicious final day of Navratri. She also fulfils all the divine aspirations and completes the mundane.
Additionally, Wearing of purple and many shades of purple is considered auspicious and brings in luck.
Benefits of worshiping Goddess Siddhidatri:
- He who receives her grace attains emancipation after enjoying the pleasure of life.
- Devi Siddhidatri also fulfils all earthbound and divine desires of her adorer. Her adorer also destroys all distresses.
- Furthermore, One who worships her gets endowed with virtues and siddhis.
We at Askganesha recommend the Nav durga puja on the asupicious occasion of the Navratri. This puja also brings wealth, prosperity and auspiciousness in one’s life.Worship Maa Siddhidatri on ninth day of Navratri - Askganesha by Acharya Dharam Shastri