Goddess Siddhidatri - The Goddess of Accomplishment

 

 

Goddess Siddhidatri is the 9th incarnation of Mother Durga, worshipped on the 9th day of Navratri. Dhatri means “giver” and Siddhi means “meditative ability”. Thus she is the Goddess of accomplishment, who bestows perfection (siddhis) on her devotees.

 

  • She is the Goddess of accomplishment who blesses her devotees with knowledge and wisdom.
  • She signifies perfection and helps her devotees to attain perfection, happiness, and purity of heart.
  • Sky blue color is the color of significance on Navmi symbolizing nature’s beauty.
  • One half of Lord Shiva’s body is that of Goddess Siddhidatri and thus he is called Ardhanarishwar.
  • Kanya Pooja is done on the 9th day if not performed on Ashtami. 9 young girls are worshipped as Navdurgas. Their feet are washed and their foreheads are adorned with tilak. They are gifted with presents and money; they are lovingly served with puris, halwa, black chana etc.
  • This is the final and concluding day of Durga Pooja.
  • Durga Visarjan is carried out with a lot of vigor in the State of West Bengal, by carrying beautifully decorated idols of Mother Goddess on their heads bidding farewell to her.

 

 

Mantras

 

 

Stuti

 

                                    या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

                                            Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita।

                                                Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

 

Bhog to Devi Siddhidatri

 

Til or sesame seeds are offered as bhog to Devi Siddhidatri. The significance of the sesame seeds is believed to protect the devotees from unfortunate mishaps.

 

Modern Day Avatar

 

 

And we came to the concluding day of Navratri!

 

An emotional moment, of course, as the long nine-day celebration comes to an end. But, in our heart, she'll remain till next festive season.

 

And we wouldn't like to miss the moment to acknowledge real-life #ModernAvatar of Goddess Siddhidatri - So, who's she, in today's modern world?

 

She's the conferrer of wit, wisdom, and knowledge. A pen is mightier than the sword, and so her values, expertise and impartial judgement. She's the one who shapes the future of her followers and edifies us to excel in every instance of life.

 

The best thing about her is that she understands the capacity and capability of her enthusiast. She inspires & instils in us the optimistic vibes, social & intellectual skills and promises a better tomorrow through her clear vision and ideas.

 

A name popped us like no other when it came to acknowledging real-life #ModernAvatar of Goddess Siddhidatri.

 

The lifeline of a single-woman school, Usha Kumari is a true inspiration for everyone. For the past sixteen years and now, she takes the difficult road through steep hills and forests to teach tribal students.

 

Her journey starts at 7:30 in the morning. At first with scooty to Kumbikkal Kadavu, then a boat to cross the lake, and then a long trek through a tropical forest with the support of a stick. However, her students often accompany her along the strenuous path.

 

Not only the education she bestows her students with but she's like an 'Annapurna' for them too. She also takes care of the other needs along with a proper nutritious lunch with eggs and milk for the kids. Sometimes she has to carry the concern through her own pockets but she never hesitated for a sec.

 

Dear Usha,

 

We love you for your remarkable dedication and devotion towards the tribal students. You’re truly an inspiration, a beacon of hope and #ModernAvatar of Goddess Siddhidatri. May the goddess bless you with perfection and accomplishments as you bless your students with the same.