Navratri 2021, Day 9 | Maa Siddhidatri, Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Mantra
Navratri 2021: The auspicious nine day festival where the 9 avatars of Goddess Durga are worshiped comes to an end as we celebrate Maha Navami today. This day is observed before Vijaya Dashami which is a great occasion celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm. On the ninth day, devotees worship the ninth form of Goddess Durga – Maa Siddhidatri.Also Read – Durga Puja 2021: Sourav Ganguly Spotted At Pandal Quarter On Maha Ashtami, Says No Biriyani This Year
His name literally translates to the one who grants or realizes all kinds of wishes; Siddhi means supernatural power or capacity for meditation, and Dhatri means one who blesses or bestows this power. After worshiping the nine manifestations of Maa Shakti, the tenth day will be celebrated as Vijayadashami or Dussehra on October 15th. Read also – Durga Puja 2021 goes digital: these pandals offer an online darshan | Watch the video to find out
The iconography of this Durga form is depicted as Devi sitting on a huge fully-flowered lotus and riding a lion. Maa Siddhidatri is depicted with four arms, holding Gada (mace) and Sudarshana Chakra in her right hands while a lotus and Shankh in her left hands. Devi Siddhidatri is depicted surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, ââAsura (Demons) and Devata (Gods) who worship him. Also Read – Member of Parliament: VHP displays posters prohibiting entry of non-Hindus to Durga Puja Pandals in Ratlam
In this Durga form, Siddhidatri removes ignorance from his devotees and provides them with knowledge. According to religious texts, Maa Siddhidatri is the goddess who possesses and bestows all types of Siddhis (Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva) to her devotees. It is believed that even Lord Shiva obtained all the Siddhis by his grace. Lord Shiva obtained the title of Ardhanarishvara after Goddess Siddhidatri appeared from his left half.
Maa Siddhidatri is said to provide direction and energy to the planet Ketu and therefore the devotees suffering from the ill effects of the planet Ketu must worship her because she rules the celestial body. People who observe her fast should offer her night-blooming jasmine as they are her favorite while chanting this mantra, à¥ à¤¦à¥à¤µà¥ à¤¸à¤¿à¤¦à¥à¤§à¤¿à¤¦à¤¾à¤¤à¥à¤°à¥à¤¯à¥ à¤¨à¤®à¤à¥¥ Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah.
Maa Siddhidatri Tithi
- Navami Tithi will debut on October 13 at 8:07 p.m.
- Navami Tithi will end on October 14 at 6:52 PM
- Ashwina Navratri Parana on October 15, 2021
- Sunrise 06:21 AM
- Sunset 5:52 PM
Maa Siddhidatri Mantra
Siddh Gandharv Yagyadhair Surair Marairapi
Sevyamana Sada Bhooyaat Siddhida Siddhi Dayanee.
On this day :
- Devotees should take an early bath and wear clean clothes.
- Many devotees perform Havan.
- Idol of Goddess is placed near Kalasha.
- Offer Pan and Supari to the Goddess.
- Flowers are offered, preferably pink flowers, incense sticks.
- Place the ghee diya, make sure it is lit in front of the idol.
- Recite the Shri Durga Saptshati path.