Mahanavami 2017: Significance of Worshiping Goddess Siddhidatri

Navratri Special: Significance of Worshiping Goddess Siddhidatri

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Mahanavami 2017 is an auspicious celebration of 9 manifestations of Goddess Durga. These divine days are full of holy thoughts and positivity. Navratri days bring a balance in life of the devotees and make them connected to their spiritual side. Every day of Navratri holds a special meaning in people’s lives. The ninth day is about worshipping Goddess Siddhidatri. Goddess Siddhidatri is about focusing on Siddhi in life. Siddhi stands for perfection and accomplishment. Her devotees include Lord Shiva himself. This is the last day of Navratri so Goddess Durga’s last manifestation Goddess Siddhidatri’s worshipping marks the end of the holy festivities of Navratri.

What is the process of offering prayer and rituals during Navratri fast?
Each day of Navratri holds a special mean for the devotees but the ninth day is certainly special as it signifies the end of the festivities of the Navratri celebration. On the ninth day of Navratri, most devotees organise a grand Havan to mark the occasion. The pious tradition of Havan is all about removing the negative spirits from the home and get the blessing of the Goddess Durga and her nine manifestations. The end of Navratri is an emotional moment as it is about going back to normal life, but it is important to remember that Goddess Durga is always with her true devotees. It is important to chant mantra during the worshipping rituals of this day. (Also read: Navratri Special: How does fasting help to detoxify the body)

What is the mantra for Goddess Siddhidatri?

Siddha Gandharva Yakshadyairasurairamarairapi ।
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini ॥

What is the importance of the ninth day of Navratri?
The nine holy days of Navratri fill a devotee’s heart with spiritual thoughts and new beginnings. The ninth day of Navratri is about celebrating the glory and grace of Goddess Siddhiatri. She is the guiding light for the devotee in the tough times. This day might seem like the end of the celebration, but in fact, it is beginning of a better and spiritual life. The last day of Navratri celebrates the idea of giving. Therefore, young girls and Brahmins are invited to the house of devotees for the Prasad offering. The Prasad consists of Puri, Channa and Halwa. Also, Devotees feel really happy to sever the young girls, as they are considered the reincarnation of Maa Durga herself. (Also read: Navratri Special: Why Hawan is important in Navratri Rituals 

What do we learn by worshipping Goddess Siddhiatri?
The last day of Navratri is about being grateful for all the blessing you have received from the Goddess Durga. Goodess Siddhiartri stands for her glory and perfection. She inspires her devotees to snap out of a lazy and unhealthy life and choose the path of spirituality. Also, Goddess Siddhiatri teaches the value of pure and selfless worshipping. The fest organised on the last day focuses on the importance of giving selflessly and helping others. (Also read: Navratri Special: How to lose weight with liquid diet during fasts)

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