We are on day 9 of Durga Festival– The divine nine Navratri days comes to an end here, I being a true follower of Durga Maa pledged this year to read and understand more about the various Durga forms and tried to share with you all with the help of Wikipedia ofcourse 🙂 and I feel accomplished today when I draft this last token of devote to Durga Maa.
Ninth form of the Goddess Durga, Siddhidatri is worshiped on the ninth day of Navratri. She is Goddess of all eight siddhis and is worshipped by all Yogis, Sadhakas, Siddhas and Rishis-Munis. Siddhi means supernatural power or meditative ability, and Dhatri means giver. She fulfills all the divine aspirations and completes the mundane.
She holds a lotus, mace, Sudarshana Chakra and shankha. In this form Durga removes ignorance and she provides the knowledge to realize that or Brahman. She is surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Devas (Gods) and Asura (Demons) worship her. The Siddhi that she provides is the realization that only she exists. She is the mistress of all achievements and perfections.
Amazing Fact: She is served among the eight supernatural powers or the siddhis named Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva. Anima means to reduce one’s body even the size of an atom; Mahima means to expand one’s body to an infinitely large size; Garima means almost becoming infinitely heavy; Laghima means becoming almost weightless; Prapti means having unrestricted access to all places; Prakambya means to realize whatever one desire; Ishitva means to possess absolute lordship and Vashitva is the power to subjugate all.
Lord Shiva was blessed by Siddhidatri by being given by all the eight powers, they were requested and required to run the creation in his Ardhanareshwar form of half Shiva and half Shakti.
This was all for Navrati 2018, I hope I was able to give an insight about the different forms of Durga Maa.
Fact Courtesy: Wikipedia
Image courtesy: Roova Lijuan