The last among the Nine Avtar’s of Maa Durga, Maa Siddhidatri, is adored on the ninth day of Navaratri.
Siddhidatri signifies “Siddhi” that symbolizes Perfection while “Datri” speaks to “the person who gives”. Maa Siddhidatri awards Her devotees a wide range of accomplishments and is fit for giving a wide range of mysterious forces. She is the owner of twenty-six unique wishes (Siddhis) which She allows Her admirers. The legend has it that the Lord Shiva got each one of those Siddhis by revering Maa Shakti. With Her appreciation the half assortment of Lord Shiva turned into that of Maa Shakti, and in this manner he was called as Ardhnarishvar.
On the ninth day, Goddess Siddhidatri is asked by Siddha, Gandharva, Asura, Deva and Yaksha. According to Markandeya Purana, eight kinds of Siddhis are there with name Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitwa and Vashitva. Devotees adore Maa Siddhidatri on this day with full warmth and clean heart to accomplish favors of Goddess.
Goddess Siddhidatri sits on a lotus bloom while her ride is lion. She decorates Herself in red fabrics and has four hands. Maa Siddhidatri’s left hand has a lotus blossom and Shankha in her upper left hand. Whereas, Chakra in the upper right hand and cudgel (Gada) in her lower right hand.
Her greatness and power are endless and worshiping Maa Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navaratri offers all Siddhis to Her devotees and furthermore denotes the effective consummation of the Navaratri celebration.
Color of the Day: Peacock Green
Mantra: ‘Om Devi Siddhidhatriyai Namah’