Sharad navratri day 9

Navratri Ninth Day 2023

Ninth day of Navratri is the last day of navratri Puja. This day is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri who is the ninth incarnation of goddess Durga. She offers all type of Siddhis (Perfection) to the devotees so she is known as Siddhidatri Maa. Other name of Maa Siddhidatri is Goddess Lakshmi who represents the wealth, happiness and success. 9th avatar of Goddess Durga, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped by Siddha, Gandharva, Asura, Deva and Yaksha. According to Markandeya Purana, there are eight types of Siddhis, which are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitwa and Vashitva. By worshipping with full devotion and pure heart, devotees can achieve all these Siddhis as the blessings of Maa Siddhidatri.

About Maa Siddhidatri

9th day of navratri or the last day of navratri will be celebrated on October 4, 2022. The meaning of Siddhidatri is – “Siddhi” means Perfection while “Datri” means “the one who gives” that’s why she is recognized as Mata Siddhidatri.

Mata Siddhidatri eliminates all the ignorance, fear & sufferings from the life of the devotees, provides knowledge and full fills all their desires.

Siddhidatri Maa sits on a lotus flower while her procession is lion. She dresses the red cloths and has four hands. In her lower left hand, she holds a lotus flower while a Shankha is in the upper left hand. She has the Chakra in the upper right hand while a bludgeon (Gada) is in the lower right hand.

According to Hindu mythology, legend says that lord Shiva worshipped Goddess Maha Shakti to get all the Siddhis as blessings. With the gratitude of Goddess Siddhidatri, Lord Shiva attains the half body of Goddess Shakti that is why lord Shiva is also known as “Ardhanarishvara”.

NAVRATRI DAY 9 DATE 23 October, 2023
TITHI Navami
OTHER NAMES Goddess Lakshmi
COLOR Pink /White/ Peacock green
BHOG Grains
CHAKRA Sahasrara (Crown)
MOUNT Lotus, Lion
WEAPON Chakra, Shankha, Mace, Lotus
NAVDURGA – AVATAR Ninth Incarnation of Goddess Durga
MANTRA ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥ – Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah॥

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