Thursday, May 13, 2010
Goddess Siddhidatri Devi - Ninth Mata
Goddess Siddhidatri Mata is the worshipped on the Ninth Day of Navratri. Maha Shakti gives all the eight siddhis - Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Iishitva and Vashitva. According to ‘Devi Puran’, the supreme God Shiva got all these siddhis by worshipping the supreme Goddess Maha Shakti. With her gratitude, his half body has become of Goddess, hence Lord Shiva’s name ‘Ardhanarishvar’ has become famous. According to some sources she drives on Lion. Other sources say, she is seated on lotus. Siddhidatri Devi is worshipped by all Gods, Rushis, Muniswaras, Siddha yogis, and all common devotees who want to attain the religious asset. Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth and final day of Navratri.