New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Widely celebrated across the country, Durga Puja celebrations have almost reached its end-stage with Navami on Monday. Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped on the last or ninth day of Navratri or Durga Puja. The goddess has all the healing powers and bestowed with perfections (siddhi) while datri means the giver or provider.

She sits on a lotus flower and rides on a lion. She has four arms: Gada, Chakra, Shankha and lotus flower. Maa Siddhidatri is always in the happy, charming and heavenly pose.

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The goddess created Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and their wives Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. By her blessings, the lords achieved Anima (smallest element), Mahima (largest element), Garima (heaviest element), Laghima (lighter element), Prapti (omnipresence), Prakambya (desire), Ishitva (leadership) and Vashvita (ability to subjugate anyone).

It is believed that everything around us such as solar system, rivers, streams, trees, lakes, oceans, etc. are created by Maa Siddhidatri. As per scriptures, Lord Shiva attained Siddhi by blessings of goddess Siddhidatri. With her grace all fear and pain are eliminated, devotees can control their desires. Her glory is infinite and generous for mankind.

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Puja vidhi and Mantra for Maa Siddhidatri puja:

Step 1: Use of shallow pan made up of clay.

Step 2: Pour grains and three layers of mud sprinkle water

Step 3: Keep Ganga Jal in Kalash, Akshat, Durva grass and coins at the base.

Step 4: Place mango leaves and coconut on top of the Kalash

Dhyan Mantra: Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita | Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah ||

Beej Mantra: || Jai Mata Di ||

The pink colour is preferred on day 9 or Navami of Durga Puja. It signifies affection, inner peace, and harmony. Sesame seeds are offered to Maa Siddhidatri for safety and security from unnatural events. 

Posted By: Talib Khan