Navratri Day 9 (Maha Navami) - Siddhidatri Puja

The 9th day of Navratri which falls in the Maha Navami Tithi observes the worship of Goddess Siddhidatri, the 9th form of NavaDurga. On Maha Navami, Maa Durga is worshipped as Mahisasura mardini which means the Annihilator of the Buffalo Demon. It is believed that on Maha Navami day Durga killed the demon Mahishasura. On Shardiya navratri 2019, maha navami (9th day) falls on Monday, 07 October.

 Favorite flower Champa
 Color of the DayPeacock Green
 Mantra 'Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah'
 Worship Date: 9th day of Navratri (Maha Navami)
– Ruling PlanetKetu

About Maa Siddhidatri

Siddhi means supernatural power or the ability to achieve a sense of the ultimate source of creation and existence and Dhatri means the giver. You would be now able to relate to what Goddess Siddhidatri can boon us with. If we worship her, we may get the ultimate power to realize the true existence. She is also said to help remove ignorance. According to the scriptures there are 8 types of Siddhis – Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshitva, Vashitva. She is one of the glorious aspects of Navadurga.

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Origin of Siddhidatri

Mythology says that Lord Shiva was blessed by Siddhidatri by giving all the eight Siddhis. During the beginning of the creation of universe, Lord Shiva worshiped AdiParashakti. The Devi was pure energy and had no for. She thus appeared from the left half of Shiva. Lord Shiva was thereafter was also glorified by the name Ardhanariswar.

Siddhidatri Form and Significance

Siddhidatri Devi is depicted to be wearing red coloured saree and riding over lion. She holds lotus in the lower left hand, a shankha in her upper left hand, chakra in her upper right hand and a bulgeon in the lower right hand. She sits on a Lotus flower.

Maa Siddhidatri is immediately pleased with her devotees and achieves religion, meaning, work and salvation in her world. On the 9th day of Navratri, devotees should put all their attention towards the Nirvana cycle. This chakra is located in the middle of our skull. By doing so, the devotees receive the power present in their Nirvana Chakra by the grace of mother Siddhidatri.

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Navratri 9th Day  Mantra (Siddhidatri Puja Mantra)

“Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah”

Siddha Gandharva Yakhsadyairasurairamarairapi |
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita |
Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namah ||

Aarti

जय सिद्धिदात्री माँ तू सिद्धि की दाता। तु भक्तों की रक्षक तू दासों की माता॥
तेरा नाम लेते ही मिलती है सिद्धि। तेरे नाम से मन की होती है शुद्धि॥
कठिन काम सिद्ध करती हो तुम। जभी हाथ सेवक के सिर धरती हो तुम॥
तेरी पूजा में तो ना कोई विधि है। तू जगदम्बें दाती तू सर्व सिद्धि है॥
रविवार को तेरा सुमिरन करे जो। तेरी मूर्ति को ही मन में धरे जो॥
तू सब काज उसके करती है पूरे। कभी काम उसके रहे ना अधूरे॥
तुम्हारी दया और तुम्हारी यह माया। रखे जिसके सिर पर मैया अपनी छाया॥
सर्व सिद्धि दाती वह है भाग्यशाली। जो है तेरे दर का ही अम्बें सवाली॥
हिमाचल है पर्वत जहां वास तेरा। महा नंदा मंदिर में है वास तेरा॥
मुझे आसरा है तुम्हारा ही माता। भक्ति है सवाली तू जिसकी दाता॥

Navratri 9th day Puja

It is important to note that depending on starting time of Navami Tithi on previous day Maha Navami Puja and Upavas might be done on Ashtami Tithi. The precise rule is that if Ashtami and Navami merge before Sanyakal on Ashtami Tithi then Ashtami Puja and Navami Puja including Sandhi Puja are done on the same day.

Navami Homa

If Navami Tithi gets over pretty soon after sunrise then it starts before Sayanakal on previous day and a good portion of Navami Tithi prevails on Ashtami Tithi. If it happens then Navami Homa can be done on the previous day and it is suggested in religious texts. The Homa on Ashtami Tithi could be started any time while Ashtami Tithi is prevailing and should be finished when Navami Tithi starts prevailing but before sunset. In other words Homa should be continued while Tithi crosses over Ashtami to Navami.

Puja Vidhi

  • Atma Pooja: Puja done for self-purification
  • Tilak and aachman: Put tilak on forehead and drink holy water from palms.
  • Sankalpa: Taking water in hand and making a wish in front of the Goddess.
  • Aavahana and Aasan: Offer flowers
  • Paadhya: Offer water to the Devi’s charan.
  • Aachman: Offer kapoor (camphor) mixed water.
  • Dugdha Snan: Offer cow milk for bathing
  • Ghrita and Madhusnan: Offer ghee and honey for bathing
  • Sharkara and Panchamritsnan: Offer sugar and the panchaamrita bathing.
  • Vastra: Offer sari or cloth to wear.
  • Chandan: Put Sandalwood tilak on the deity.
  • Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra
  • Dhoopa and Deepam
  • Prasad

Related Topics

Navratri Day 1 | Navratri Day 2 | Navratri Day 3 | Navratri Day 4 |Navratri Day 5 | Navratri Day 6 | Navratri Day 7 | Navratri Day 8 | Dussehra


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