Maa Siddhidatri, the ninth manifestation of Maa Durga, is worshipped on the 9th day of Navratri. Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri because she gives the results of all the nine days worship as she has the power of all Siddhis.
Maa Siddhidatri is the possessor of 26 different Siddhis, to get some of which devotees and Saints worship her alike. She is also worshipped by Deva, Gandharva, Asura (Demons), Yaksha and Siddhas. It is believed that Lord Shiva got all his Siddhis by worshipping Maa Shakti. With the gratitude of Maa Durga, the half body of Lord Shiva became that of Maa Shakti, and therefore he was called as Ardhnarishvar [half Nari (woman) and half Ishwar (God)].
Riding on a lion, Maa Siddhidatri sits on the Lotus flower. In her four hands, she holds a Gada, a Chakra, a Lotus flower and a Shankha (Conch).
Om Devi Siddhidatryayi Namah
सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी।।
Sid’dhagadharva yakṣādyairasurairamarairapi |
Sēvyamānā sadā bhūyāta sid’dhidā sid’dhidāyinī ||
हे सिद्ध गर्धर्वो , यक्षों , देवताओं, असुरों द्वारा सदा पूजित और सिद्धि प्रदान वाली माता, हमें भी सिद्धि प्रदान करें !!
May Goddess Siddhidatri, worshipped by Siddha, Gandharva, Yaksh, Gods and Demons alike and who gives Siddhis to all of them, may also provide me Siddhis.
May Maa Siddhidatri bless us all. Jai Mata Di.