ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥
Ma Siddhidatri the ninth Shakti of Ma Durga is the one that gives all types of fruits of Sadhana. Sidhhi means supernatural powers or any special ability. Datri means giver, the one that awards it to the Sadhaks. Siddhi just not only mean to have some supernatural powers, although in a broad form we can say that there are eight siddhis. But developing a deep meditative state is also a Siddhi and surely the highest one. Being in complete control of ones thoughts and actions is also a Siddhi. The word “Siddhi” in Sanskrit means perfection, as Sadhak can gain perfection in anything he desires by worshiping Ma Sidhidatri.
Ma Siddhidatri is depicted as seated on a Kamal (Lotus) and her vahana (vehicle) is a lion. She has four hands. In upper right hand she holds a Chakra and in lower right hand holds a Gada. In her upper left hand she holds a Shakh and in lower left hand she holds a Lotus. The half bloomed lotus represents spiritual evolution. Ma Siddhidatri is believed to provide energy and direction to planet Ketu, as she governs planet Ketu.
Ma Siddhidatri as mentioned is the giver of Siddhis. Even Lord Shiva got all his Siddhis when he worshiped and prayed to Ma Siddhidatri. She appeared from the left half of Lord Shiva and gave him all the Siddhis. As per the Brahmavaivart Purana there are 18 types of achievements which are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Ladhima, Prapti, Prakaamya, Ishitva,Vashitva, Sarvakaamaal, Saadhita, Sarvagynatva, DurShravana, Parkaayapraveshan, VakaSiddhi, Kalpavrushatva, Shrishti, Samharkaransaamarthya, Amaratva, Sarvanyayakatva, Bhavana and Siddhi. This form of Lord Shiva is known as Ardhanareeshwar. As Mother Siddhidaatri is the giver of supernatural abilities and powers she is worshiped by all including Yaksha, Asura, Gandharva and Devatas.
The sacred and energetic days of Navratri culminate in worshiping Ma Siddhidatri. This is the day when a Tattva Shakti Sadhak should do Panchtattva Sadhana by contemplating on the swaroop of Ma Siddhidatri and ask for forgiveness for any mistake that happened during the entire Sadhana. Those who follow ‘Durga Saptashati’ should recite ‘Kshama praarthanaa Stotram… ‘Aavaahnam na jaanaami.. Na jaanaami visarjanam…’ earnestly and sincerely seek forgiveness for any shortcomings in the procedures and errors caused due to ignorance.
A Sadhak can ask for anything he/she wishes for but it is always good to ask for what for whatever is best should happen as divine Mother, Ma knows what is the best for a Sadhak. When a Sadhak is blessed by Ma Siddhidatri he/she is able to see Brahma in every form and being. When a Sadhak does his/her Sadhana with focussed and joyful mind, Ma Siddhidatri blesses him/her in such a way that all his/her desires related to material realm are fulfilled and he/she feels there is nothing more to gain from this world and starts an ardent spiritual journey. It is also a important day to dwiteeya koti Sadhaks who should do their secret sadhana contemplating on the swaroop of Ma Siddhidatri and visualizing her sitting in the Anahat (Heart) Chakra. Worshiping Ma Siddhidatri marks successful completion of Navratri Sadhana. Glory of Nav Durga is infinite and they bless the humankind by being very generous and gracious.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
I bow down at the lotus feet of my Guru and Goddess to give me strength, wisdom and helping me generously for successful and blissful completion of my Navratri Sadhana, I pray to the divine supreme Goddess so that you receive all the divine grace from Goddess in this New Year.
All Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners are advised that after concluding day of Navratri the association of Goddess with Tattvas they should not do. Proceed with normal routine of sadhana – enjoy the fulfillment and your journey on the Road to Bliss.
Ma Shakti Devpriya Anand Nath