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. On Maha Navami, NavDurga 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 chaitra navratri 2019, Siddhidatri puja falls on Sunday, April 14.

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 Navdurga.

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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 worshipped 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 ninth 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 Day 9 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 ||

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


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