Navratri is about to end as today is the ninth day of this festival. The last day of Navratri marks the significance of Goddess Siddhidatri. She presents all type of Siddhis (Perfection) to the disciples. This is the only reason she is recognized as Siddhidatri Maa. She is also known as Ma Lakshmi who symbolizes the wealth, happiness and victory.
On the 9th day, Goddess Siddhidatri is prayed by Siddha, Gandharva, Asura, Deva and Yaksha. As per Markandeya Purana, eight types of Siddhis are there with name Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitwa and Vashitva. Devotees worship Maa Siddhidatri on this day with full affection and clean heart to achieve blessings of Goddess.
Siddhidatri means “Siddhi” that symbolizes Perfection whereas “Datri” represents “the one who gives”.
Goddess Siddhidatri assembles on a lotus flower whereas her pageant is lion. She adorns red cloths and involves four hands. Ma Siddhidatri’s left hand has a lotus flower whereas she involves Shankha in her upper left hand. Maa Siddhidatri involves Chakra in the upper right hand whereas involves bludgeon (Gada) in her lower right hand.
Devotees perform Yagya, Durga Pooja, Kanya Poojan, Maha Puja on the ninth day of Navratri to get blessings from Ma Durga, Lakshmi (Siddhidatri).
On the ninth day of Navratri, Ramleela functions are also finished while on the tenth day Dussehra is commemorated across the world.