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Day 9 Navratri 2016: 10th October (Thursday)
Goddess to be worshipped: Goddess Siddhidatri
Jai Mata Di
The ninth manifestation of Goddess Durga is Siddhidatri, worshipped on the tenth day of Navratri 2015. Maa Siddhidatri has supernatural healing powers. This Goddess is admired to offer all types of Siddhi (perfection) to her devotees and thus recognized as 'Siddhidatri'. She is always in a heavenly, happy and charming pose. She has four arms and sits on a lotus. Her arms hold Gada (bludgeon), Chakra, Shankh (scallop shell) and lotus flower.
Worshipping Goddess Siddhidatri on the final day of Durga Navratri bestows all Siddhis to her worshippers and it marks the successful completion of their Navratri Poojan Utsav. According to the Markendey Puran, there are significantly 8 types of "Siddhi"Â?????? namely - Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshitva, and Vashitva respectively. Thus, by worshipping Devi Siddhidatri, the devotees can certainly attain all Siddhis.
It is mentioned in Vedic scriptures of Devi Bhagvata Puranaa that Lord Shiva obtained all Siddhis by blessings of Siddhidatri that made Him half Devi and glorified him with name 'Ardha Narishwar'. Devi Siddhidatri is truly one of the most magnificent aspects of Navdurga. With her grace, all wishes of her devotees are fulfilled and all the fear and pains are eliminated. With the grace of Goddess Siddhidatri, the worshipper satisfies and controls all his desires. Devi Siddhidatri ends the greed and superfluous temptation toward material comforts of her worshipper. After obtaining Siddhi, humans observe enhancement in their personality and for this, they should observe dedicated devotion toward Goddess Siddhidatri. The devotees of Maa Siddhidatri can attain any kind of desire by worshipping her on the auspicious final day of Navratri. Her glory is infinite and she is said to be very generous for all mankind.
About Goddess Siddhidatri
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It is believed that Lord Shiva, in the beginning of the Universe prayed to Adi-Parashakti, the supreme Goddess of Power to effect creation. Adi-Parashakti did not have any form and She appeared from the left half of Shiva as Siddhidatri. Shiva thus got the name Ardha-Narishwar. She is the One who blesses Her devotees with all the Siddhis (even Shiva received His Siddhis from Her). She is worshipped by one and all (Deva, Gandharva, Asura, Yaksha, Siddha and humans). Goddess Siddhidatri is shown sitting on a lotus or riding a lion. She has four hands in which She holds a mace, a chakra, a lotus and a Shankh.
The Goddess Siddhidatri should be worshipped with the chant of following Mantra:
Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita|
Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah ||
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