The last incarnation of Maa Durga worshiped on the ninth day of Navratri is Maa Siddhidatri. She grants achievements to her devotees as she is said to have 26 different ‘siddhis’ (wishes) with her, thus she is called Siddhidatri.
Literally described as the Goddess of Siddhis, Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth incarnation of Maa Durga and is worshipped on the ninth day of the Navratri festival. She is said to be a part of Adi-Parashakti and appeared from the left half of Lord Shiva. Devi Siddhidatri is the ruler of planet Ketu and provides both direction and energy to it. Those suffering from the ill effects of Ketu experience relief by worshiping Maa Siddhidatri.
Benefits of Maa Siddhidatri Puja
As per the Hindu mythology, performing Maa Siddhidatri Navratri Puja on the ninth day of Navratri brings following benefits to the devotees:
- Maa Siddhidatri removes ignorance from the lives of her devotees and brings knowledge to them.
- As she is worshiped by Deva, Gandharva, Asura, Yaksha and Siddha alike, her devotees get blessings from each of these sects.
- On the ninth day of the Navratri, the glory of Maa Durga remains at her peak, thus, Maa Siddhidatri bestows her devotees with siddhis.
- Maa Siddhidatri Pujan on the ninth day of Navratri means successful completion of Navratri festival for her devotees.