Siddhidatri Puja during Sharad Navratri Celebration 2017:
Goddess Siddhidatri possesses eight siddhis and nine nidhis. Goddess Siddhidatri was incarnated when Adi-Parashakti entered in left half body of Lord Shiva. When universe was beginning, Lord Rudra adorned Adi-Parashakti for creation, who had no form. After that, Adi-Parashakti took form of Goddess Siddhidatri. Since then, Lord Shiva was also known by the name of Ardha-Narishwar. Siddhidatri Puja is done on the ninth day Sharad Navratri celebration.
She governs the planet Ketu and gives direction and energy to it. She mounts on lion and sits on Kamal (Lotus Flower). She has four hands. In her one left hand, she holds Lotus Flower and in another left hand, she holds Shankh (Conch). In her one right hand, she holds Gada and in another right hand, she holds Chakra.
Lord Shiva got all the Siddhis from Goddess Siddhidatri. Along with humans, she is worshiped by all the Siddha, Aksha, Asura, Gandharva and Deva. She bestows all her Siddhis on her devotees. Devotees who worship Goddess Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri receive the results of all the nine days worship.
Mantra for Siddhidatri Puja are:
(i) Om Devi Siddhidatryayi Namah (ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः) 108 Recititation should be done of Siddhidatri Mantra
(ii) Siddha Gandharva Yakshdyairasurairamarairapi | Sevyamaanaa Sadabhuyaat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||
(iii) Om Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupen Sansthita, Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namo Namaha
Which means, Oh Goddess Siddhidatri, who is worshiped by Siddha, Gandharva, Aksha, Asura and Deva and holds Conch, Chakra, Gada and Lotus in her hands, Goddess of all Sddhis and victory all over, please shower your blessings on me.
Jai Mata Di! Shubh Navratri 2017 and Siddhidatri Puja!!