Navratri 2022: The festivals of Durga Puja and Navratri commemorate the triumph of good over evil. The auspicious day honours Maa Durga, her nine manifestations (Navdurgas), and her triumph over the demonic bull Mahishasura. Maha Navami, commonly known as the ninth day of Navratri or the fourth day of Durga Puja, is approaching.
Maha Navami falls on Tuesday, October 4, this year. On this holy day, followers of Maa Durga worship Maa Siddhidatri, her ninth manifestation. The Bengali holiday of Navami marks the conclusion of Maa Durga festivities. On this day, it is said that Goddess Durga defeated the monster Mahishasura.
Who is Maa Siddhidatri?
Maa Siddhidatri rides a lion and sits atop a lotus. She has four arms, and with her left and right hands she is holding a lotus and a shankh, while her right hand is holding a mace and the Sudarshan chakra. Her worshippers include Gandharvas, Yakshas, Siddhas, and Asuras.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rudra worshipped the great Goddess of Power Adi-Parashakti at the beginning of the cosmos. Adi-Parashakti sprang from the left half of Lord Shiva as Goddess Siddhidatri because intially Maa did not have a form. Lord Shiva was referred to as Ardha-Narishwar as a result of this.
Navratri 2022: Day 9 Maa Siddhidatri Significance
Maa Siddhidatri, Maa Durga’s ninth manifestation, is referred to as the “one who gives us power” in her name. On Maha Navami, followers worship her in the belief that she bestows enlightenment and removes their ignorance. She also grants them all kinds of siddhis, and even Lord Shiva received all siddhis through the favour of Goddess Siddhidatri. She also supervises the planet Ketu, giving it direction and vitality.
Navratri 2022: Day 9 Maa Siddhidatri Shubh Muhurat
The Maha Navami tithi began on October 3, at 04:37 pm, and it is expected to end today, October 4, at 02:20 pm. In addition, the Brahma muhurta will be observed from 04:38 to 05:27 in the morning, the Abhijit muhurta from 11:46 to 12:33 in the afternoon, and the Vijaya muhurta from 02:08 to 02:55 in the evening.
Navratri 2022: Day 9 Maa Siddhidatri Pooja Vidhi
On Maha Navami, devotees should rise early to do Shodashoparchar Puja and the mahasan ritual, which involves taking a large bath to cleanse oneself of all pollutants. On Navami, the ninth day of Navratri, certain followers of Maa Durga also carry out the Kanya/Kumari Puja or Kanjak Puja. People open their doors to the nine young, unmarried Kanjak, who are thought to be celestial manifestations of Goddess Durga.
The Kanjaks are worshipped by the devotees, who also wash their feet, apply tilak to their foreheads, fasten holy threads to their wrists, and give them Navami prasad of halwa, puris, and black grammes. In addition, this particular bhog, sesame seeds, and Night blooming jasmine are offered to Maa Siddhidatri and Goddess Durga. Additionally, a few devotees offer Sandhi Puja and offer 108 flowers and bilva leaves to Goddess Durga.
Navratri 2022: Day 9 Maa Siddhidatri Colour
For Maha Navami, the colour of the day is pink. To honour Goddess Siddhidatri, devotees should dress in pink on Navami. Pink represents benevolence, harmony, gentleness, unconditional love, and caring.
Navratri 2022: Day 9 Maa Siddhidatri Mantra & Aarti
1) Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah
2) Siddha Gandharva Yakshadyairasurairamarairapi
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini
3) Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Maa Siddhidatri Aarti