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Chaitra Navratri Day 9 – History, Facts About Maa Siddhidatri & Her Temple

Facts About Maa Siddhidatri
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On the auspicious occasion of Navratri, the divine forms of Adishakti are worshiped. Adishakti, the creator of the Universe, is depicted in the form of Navadurga, in which Goddess Siddhidatri is worshiped as the ninth form of the divine creator. On the Navratri day 9, devotees worship Goddess Siddhidatri with utmost purity and devotion to gain supreme powers. This article will elaborate to you on the Siddhidatri Mata story and some unknown and unrevealed facts about Maa Siddhidatri. 

Goddess Siddhidatri – Day 9 Of Navratri

Siddhidhatri refers to two Sanskrit words siddhi and Sastri

The word “Siddhidatri“ refers to two Sanskrit words, “Siddhi” meaning supreme meditative ability or supernatural ability, and “datri,“ which means a person who gives or blesses. 

According to holy books and scriptures, Goddess Siddhidatri is portrayed as wearing a Vermilion red colored saree, adorned with beautiful ornaments. She is found sitting on a lion, above a fully bloomed lotus. In her four arms, she holds a lotus, a shankha, a chakra, and a gada. 

On the auspicious occasion of Navratri, all the nine forms of the Adishakti are worshiped namely Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, and many more. Among them, the ninth form of Mahashakti is Maa Siddhidatri, who is worshiped on Navratri day 9. 

It is believed that devotees who worship Mata Siddhidatri with full devotion and purity are blessed with the Ashta Siddhis, along with supreme knowledge and powers. She also blesses her children with eternal courage and takes away all the pains and sufferings of her devotees.

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Siddhidatri Mata Story – Origin Of Goddess Siddhidatri 

Goddess Siddhidatri, the destroyer of negative energy, who is also known as Mahishasurmardini, is the divine form of Adishakti. 

According to mythology, during the early years of the creation of the Universe, when the Universe was nothing but a giant black ball, devoid of light and life, a divine light came into existence which later took the form of Mahashakti. Mahashakti, the divine feminine energy, further formed Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, also known as Tridev, and advised the trio to please her. 

After worshiping the Mahaskati for many years, she reappeared in the form of Siddhidatri Mata and bestowed upon them the eight siddhis, namely, Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshitva, and Vashitva for the proper functioning of the Universe, she divided the duties and responsibilities on Tridev. Brahma was assigned the work of creation, Vishnu as the protector of existence, while Mahadev was appointed as the destructor of the Universe. She further created the divine female counterparts of each god, namely Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi, and Mata Parvati respectively. Additionally, she also blessed the gods with other blessings and powers to run the Universe successfully. The contribution of the respective feminine energy is also of utmost importance for the successful running of the Universe. 

She is also the creator of the 14 worlds, where demons, monsters, Devtas, and Apadevtas exist. Mata Siddhidatri rules the Planet Ketu. The color of Mata Siddhidatri is Pink. It is believed that she is the ultimate provider of supreme knowledge and intelligence. Devotees who worship her are blessed with spiritual awakening and growth.

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Why Siddhidatri Devi Is worshiped On The Ninth Day Of Navratri?

It is believed that when God Brahma was unable to create life, without the involvement of both masculine and feminine energy, Goddess Siddhidatri created “Ardhnarishwar”, with the coordination of Mahadev. Ardhnarishwar resembles the close existence of Mahadev and Mata Parvati in one body. Thus, Brahma was finally able to create life with the help of Mata Siddhidatri. 

Ardhnarishwar - Hindu God in baby formation

According to another legend, on the Navratri day 9, Lord Rama worshiped Mata Siddhidatri to attain victory over evil. Thus, Navami is observed to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is believed that worshiping Siddhidatri Mata on the ninth day of Navratri eliminates the negative energies while strengthening the Crown chakra. 

Facts About Maa Siddhidatri

  1. The color of Siddhidatri Mata is Pink. 
  2. Siddhidatri Mata blesses her devotees with Siddhi, or meditative power and eternal knowledge. 
  3. She guides her devotees towards spiritual awakening and growth. 
  4. Lord Mahadev and goddess Siddhidatri live together in one soul, known as Ardhnarishwar, who helps with the creation of life. 
  5. As the ultimate creator of the Universe, it is believed that Mata Siddhidatri is worshiped not only by humans but also by Gods and Goddesses, demons, monsters, etc. All the beings of 14 worlds worship her as the ultimate creator. 
  6. In North India, it is believed that Lord Rama worshiped Mata Siddhidatri on Nabami to rescue her female counterpart, Mata Sita, from the treacherous Ravana. 
  7. Maa Siddhidatri possesses different types of Siddhis, known as Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshitva, and Vashitva.
  8. Kanya Pujan is performed on the occasion of Siddhidatri Puja. On this day, 9 kanyas or girls, below the age of 10 are worshiped as nine forms of Maa Durga. People also seek blessings by touching their feet. 
  9. According to mythological scriptures, it is also believed that Goddess Siddhidatri appeared on the day of Navratri and created the Universe. 
  10. Sesame seeds are provided as “Bhog” to Mata Siddhidatri. 

How To Do Puja On Ninth Day Of Navratri?

Navratri, the celebration and worship of different divine forms of Mahaskati is observed at different times of the year. Ashadha Navratri, Sharada Navratri, Paush Navratri, and Chaitra Navratri are observed to celebrate the victory of good over evil. 

On the morning of Nabami, take a bath and purify yourself. Next, perform Kalash Sthahpna and place the idol or photo of Mata Siddhidatri before the Kalash. Next, do Achaman by taking a few drops of water on your palms and consuming it in the next step. Don’t forget to adorn the idol or photo of the Goddess with ornaments, jewelry, flowers, and a red saree. 

Next, offer nine different types of vegetables to the goddess and wash the feet of the idol properly. Chant the Siddhidatri Devi mantra while performing the Puja Vidhi. Sesame seeds are given as Bhog or offerings to Mata Siddhidatri. It is believed that Sesame seeds have the divine power to protect the worshipers of Goddess Siddhidatri. 

Kanya Pujan is a must on Siddhidatri Puja. On this day, nine young girls, or Kanyas, below the age of 10 are worshiped, remembering the nine divine forms of Mahaskati. People seek blessings from them as well. Later they are fed well and dresses, food materials, and gifts are presented to them. 

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Siddhidatri Devi Mantra And Color

The auspicious color of Siddhidatri Mata is Pink. 

Here are various Siddhidatri Devi mantras to be chanted while performing the Puja. 

  1. Siddhidatri Mantra 

Om Hreem Shri Siddhidatri Durgaaye Namaha |

  1. Mahanabami 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 ||

  1. Beej Mantra 

|| Jai Mata Di ||

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Facts About Maa Siddhidatri Temple

Bhakts worshipping at Maa Siddhidatri Temple

It is believed that visiting the Siddhidatri Devi temple in Varanasi during Navratri blesses the visitors with supreme knowledge and spiritual awakening. 

  1. It is believed that visiting the Siddhidatri temple on the ninth day of Navratri will bring peace and prosperity to the lives of the visitors. 
  2. Siddhidatri temple is located in Devpahari Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh. 
  3. It is believed that Mata Siddhidatri bestows peace, sanity, happiness, and positivity to her devotees. 
  4. One should worship Mata Siddhidatri wholeheartedly and will give full devotion to attain peace and prosperity for their family. 
  5. One should also pay a visit to Siddhidatri Devi to remove all the negativities around them 
  6. It is believed that Mata Siddhidatri opens the heart of their devotees to the Universe, thus, helping them with spiritual awakening. 
  7. Don’t forget to register yourself at the Siddhidatri temple so that you can watch the Aarti legally. 

Significance Of Navratri Day 9

In this year, 2022, the Nabami Tithi falls on Sunday, 10th April. 

It is believed that worshiping Siddhidatri Mata with utmost devotion is necessary to attain spiritual growth and awakening. Siddhidatri Mata blesses all her devotees with the Ashta Siddhis and good fortune. 

Siddhidatri Puja is celebrated across India with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. In Maharashtra, Siddhidatri Puja begins with the celebration of Gudi Padwa. Similarly, in and around Andhra Pradesh, Ugadi marks the beginning of Siddhidatri Puja. 

No celebration is complete without food. Thus, on the auspicious occasion of Siddhidatri Puja, several mouth-watering delicacies are prepared in various households. For example, in Uttar Pradesh, Dal Paratha and Kheer are the main attractions of Siddhidatri Puja. Similarly, ladoos, paan, dahi, Rasgulla, jalebi, etc are prepared.

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Conclusion

Mata Siddhidatri is the Goddess of supreme knowledge and power. Worshiping the divine creator of the Universe with devotion and purity helps in purifying our souls and takes us through the journey of spiritual awakening. 

We hope that these facts about Siddhidatri Devi will help you gain more knowledge of mythology and mythological rituals. 

Happy Navratri to all!

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