Navratri Day 9: Who Is Maa Siddhidatri? Know Its Significance
Bhubaneswar: The 9th day of Navratri is observed as Maha Navami. Devotees of Maa Durga worship her ninth form, Maa Siddhidatri, on this holy occasion.
As per Hindu mythology, Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth form of Maa Durga, and her name means the one who gives us power.
Maa Siddhidatri sits on a lotus and rides a lion. She has four arms – in her right hand, she holds a mace and Sudarshan chakra, and in her left hand, she holds a lotus and a shankh. She is surrounded by Gandharvas, Yakshas, Siddhas and Asuras, who worship her.
Hindu mythology says that when the universe began, Lord Rudra worshipped Adi-Parashakti, the supreme Goddess of Power. Since she had no form, Adi-Parashakti appeared in the form of Goddess Siddhidatri from the left half of Lord Shiva. When this happened, Lord Shiva came to be known as Ardha-Narishwar.
According to Drik Panchang, Maha Navami tithi will start today, October 3, at 04:37 pm, and it will end at 02:20 pm on October 4, Tuesday. Additionally, the Brahma muhurta will last from 04:38 am to 05:27 am, the Abhijit muhurat will be observed from 11:46 am to 12:33 pm, and Vijaya Muhurta is from 02:08 pm to 02:55 pm.