Ninth Day of Navratri – Goddess Siddhidatri

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Ninth Day of Navratri – Goddess Siddhidatri

The ninth day is the last day. This is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri, the ninth incarnation of goddess Durga. She offers all type of Siddhis to devotees, so she is known as Siddhidatri Maa. Other names include Goddess Lakshmi, who represents wealth, happiness and success. The ninth 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.

Goddess Siddhidatri

She sits on a lotus flower while her procession is lion. She dresses in red 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. Legend has it that Lord Shiva worshipped her 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”.



Each day of Navratri is important for devotees but the ninth day has special significance because this is the final day to conclude navratri pooja. On the ninth day, grand celebrations like Yagya, Durga Pooja, Kanya Poojan, Maha Puja have been performed by the devotees to please the goddess Durga, Lakshmi (Siddhidatri) and all other goddess. After the ninth day, devotees perform a “Durga Visarjan”, in which the procession of Maa Durga idols carried out in the streets, devotees sing the songs and chant Jai Mata Di – Jai Mata Di. Finally all these idols has been immersed in the river by the devotees. Ramleela functions are also ended on the 9th day of navratri, as on the tenth day Dussehra is celebrated all around the world.


On the last and ninth day of Navratri, devotees should chant below listed mantras, Stuti and shlokas to please the goddess Maa Siddhidatri and attain siddhis.

Maa Siddhidatri Mantra

Siddha Gandharva Yakshadyairasurairamarairapi ।
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini ॥

Maa Siddhidatri Stuti

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

Tenth day of Navrathri



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