The worship of Mother Siddhidatri on the Ninth day of Navaratri
Mother Siddhidatri is worshiped on the ninth and final day of Navaratri. The worship of Siddhidatri, the ninth form of the mother Durga, brings great siddhi (spiritual powers) to her devotees. Siddhidatri Mata is also considered another form of Mother Saraswati. The festival of Dusshera is celebrated on the next day after worshipping Siddhidatari Ma.
Mother Siddhidatri's Form
The form of Goddess Siddhidathri is very gentle, she has four arms. In the right arm, the mother has taken chakra and (gada) mace and in the left arm there is a conch and lotus flower. There is also a Lotus flower on the seat of Mother Siddhidatri. Mother's vehicle is the lion. This day is also called Ramanavmi. The next day of the Shardhi Navaratri, that is, the tenth day is celebrated as the victory of Rama over Ravana.
The puja method is as follows-
On this day, Mother Siddhidatri should be offered nine types of flowers, fruits, navaan prasad, and food with navras(9 tastes). First of all, you must worship the kalash (holy urn) by meditating about all the gods and goddesses in it. After this, you must chant the mantras of the Mother Siddhidatri and worship her. On this day, you must offer food to nine girls and only then food should be eaten. With this, Mother Siddhidatri is pleased and with her blessings, all your deteriorating work will begin to prosper.
Story of mother Siddhidatri
Lord Shiva also received many spiritual powers or achievements with the help of Mother Siddhidatri. It was with the grace of the Mother that Mahadev's half-body transformed into a Goddess and he became famous as Shiva Ardhanareshwar(halfwoman). According to Shiva Purana, Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe, noticed that the number of animals, birds and humans was not growing. According to Akashwani, then Brahmaji vowed to create a maithuni (reproduction)of the Universe. When Brahma asked Lord Vishnu about this, he asked Brahama to worship Lord Mahadev.
After this Brahmaji practiced penance to satisfy Shiva with Shakti. Parmatma Shiva was satisfied with the penance of Brahmaji, who came to him by assuming the form of Ardhanareshvar(halfman and half woman). After this he separated the part of the goddess power from his body. Then Brahmaji praised and honoured that supreme Shakti. Being pleased with the praise of Brahma, Shakti created another power like her own, who, was born as Himalaya's daughter Parvati, and met Mahadev.
Mantra of Mata Siddhidathri:
Ya Goddess Sarvabhuteshu Mother Siddhidithri Rupen Sanstia,
Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namah.
Meditation of Goddess Siddhidatri
Vande Vaichittha Manorthrath Chandradrishakhekhram,
Kamalasthita Chaturbhuja Siddhidatri Yeshavneem.
Swarna Varna Nirvanchachakrastitha Navam Durga Trinetraam,
Shankh, Chakra, Gada, Padam, Dharan, Siddhidatri Bhajem.
Patambar Paridhana Mruduhasya Nandalakar Bhushtham,
Manjeer, haar, Kinkini, Kinkini Ratnakundal Dharineem.
Praful Vandana Pallavandhara Kant Kapola Peen Pyodharam,
Kamniya lavanya charu trivali nitamabneem.
The psalm lesson:
Kanchanabha Shakhachkragadapadyadhara Mukutojvalo,
Smeramukhi Shivpatni Siddhidathri Namostuthe.
Vishvakarta, Vishvabhati, Vishvaharti, Vishvapreeta,
Shiv VarshitaVishvatitha Siddhidathri Namostuthe.
Bhati Mukti karini Bhatikashtanivarini,
BhavSagar tarini Siddhidathri Namostuthe.
Dharmashrarakam Pradayini Manmoh Vinashini,
Moksha dayini Siddhidayini Siddhidatri Namostuthe.
Devi Siddhidatri's Kavach (Armour)
Omkarpatu Shirsho Ma en beej hridayo,
He beej sadapatunabho, guhocha padyo.
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