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.
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 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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“Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah”
Siddha Gandharva Yakhsadyairasurairamarairapi |
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita |
Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namah ||