Maa Siddhi Datri is the 9th form of Maa Durga, it is believed that before the universe, Lord Shiva worshipped Para Shakti to get energy and to create the universe, she also the half part of Lord Shiva. She gave the Power to Lord Shiva and known as “Siddhi Datri”
स्वर्णावर्णा निर्वाणचक्रस्थितां नवम् दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।शख, चक्र, गदा, पदम, धरां सिद्धीदात्री भजेम्॥
Maa Siddhidadri is the ninth form of Goddess Durga worshipped in Navaratri. The last among the nine forms of Maa Shakti is Goddess Siddhidatri which is worshipped on the ninth or final day of Navratri. ‘Siddhi’ is a Sanskrit term which means ‘perfection’. Goddess Siddhidatri has four arms She holds a Chakra in her right lower hand and a mace in the upper In the left lower hand there is a conch and in the upper left hand a lotus flower. She is seated on a lotus flower with the lion as her mount.
The Goddess Siddhidadri is capable of giving all sorts of occult powers and also the possessor of 26 different wishes to grant her worshipers. All these achievements, which according to the Markanday Purana: – Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitva and Vashitva are 8 siddhis. As per the Brahmavaivart Purana, there are 18 types of achievements which are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Ladhima, Prachti, Prakamya, Ishitva, Vashitva, Sarvakaamal, Saadhita, Sarvagynatva, DurShravana, ParkaayraPrasvan, Vaka Siddhi, Kalpavrushatva, Shrishti, Samarkaransamarthya, Amaratva, Sarvanyayakatva, Bhavana and Siddhi.
Legend has it that the Supreme Lord Shiva got all these siddhis’ by worshipping Maha Shakti. With her gratitude, the half body of Shiva became that of the Goddess Shakti and therefore he also came as the name of ‘Ardhanarishwar’. Dev, Danav, Gandharva, Kinnar, Yaksha, Manav, all do worship Maa Siddhidaatri and attain achievements. Maa Durga removes ignorance and she provides the knowledge to realize That or Brahman. That is why she is surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Demons and Gods who are worshipping her. The Siddhi that she provides the realization that everything is supreme being or Brahman. If a “sadhaka” worships in the designated manner with his full faith he acquires all “Siddhis” and nothing remains unattainable from him.
Dedicated to Goddess Siddhidatri form of Maa Durga was also observed as Mahanavami in many parts of the country. This form of Goddess Durga showers knowledge which makes every soul pure. People can wear red, white colour on this day. On the ninth day Pujan, Archan, Havan, etc of Mataji are performed. Ma Siddhidaatri can be happy by chanting the above Mantra as many times. The Conch shell, Chakra, Mace and Lotus in the four hands of Maa Siddhadatri indicates that She is always anxious to help us.
The ninth form of Ma Durga is the Siddhidaadri. Ma Siddhidadri is the giver of all forms of achievements [Siddhi], which according to the Markand Purana are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Ladhima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitva and Vashitva. As per the Brahmavaivart Purana there are 18 types of achievements which are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Ladhima, Prachti, Prakamya, Ishitva, Vashitva, Sarvakaamal, Saadhita, Sarvagynatva, DurShravana, ParkaayraPrasvan, Vaka Siddhi, Kalpavrushatva, Shrishti, Samarkaransamarthya, Amaratva, Sarvanyayakatva , Bhavana and Siddhi Worshiping Ma Siddhidri on the ninth day of Navratri
One can get all these achievements [Siddhi] As per Devi Purana, Lord Shiva has attained all the achievements only by the grace of Ma Siddhidaadri. That is why his body was that of the Goddess and he was renowned as Ardhanareshwar. Dev-Danav-Gandharva-Kinnar-Yaksh-Manushya, all do worship Ma Siddhidaatri and attain achievements On the ninth day Pujan, Archan, Havan, etc of Mataji are performed. Ma Siddhidaatri can be happy by chanting the above Mantra as many time. Te Conchshell, Chakra, Mace and Lotus in the four hands of Ma Siddhadatri indicates that she is always anxious to help us.