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Happy Durga navmi 2017: Story, Puja vidhi, Muhurat Timings and Mantra of 9th Navratri

Happy Durga navmi 2017: Story, Puja vidhi, Muhurat Timings and Mantra of 9th Navratri
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Durga navmi or 9th Navratri is the day of Ma Siddhidatri. Ninth form of Navdurga is known as Ma Sidhidatri. Meaning of Siddhidatri is the giver of divine power, as Siddhi means divine power or meditative ability and Datri means Giver or Awarder. Ma Siddhidari never let their devotees down she fulfill their all wishes and pleased with pleasure. Ma Siddhidatri is known as the mistress of all perfections and achievements. Ma looks very calm in this ninth form. She is seated on a lotus and has four arms. She carries Lotus, Mace, Shankha, and Sudarshan chakra in her hands. In some pictures and statues, Ma Siddhidatri rides on Lion.

Story of Durga Navmi 2017 or Ma Siddhidatri or Ninth Navratri or Ardhanareshwer

According to some stories, it is believed that Ma Siddhidatri blessed lord Shiva with all eight powers of her and created Ardhanareshwer form of Lord Shiva, in which half is Shiva and half is Ma Shakti. As Lord Brahma felt unable to create the universe without men and women so, Lord Brahma request to Ma Durga, to solve this problem by her supernatural power (siddhi) and Ma Durga reform her as Ardhnareshwer with Lord Shiva. Ma Siddhidatri has eight powers and named by eight names Anima, Mahima, Garima, Lghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshita, and Vashitva.

Puja vidhi and Bhog or Prashad of Durga Navmi 2017  or Ma Siddhidatri or Ninth Navratri or Ardhanareshwer

Devotees offer “Till” as a Bhog for ma Siddhidatri and Ma Shiddhidatri blessed and delight their devotee’s life by satisfaction. Ma Siddhidatri also protects their devotees and their family from unaware death.

Mantra for Durga Navmi 2017 or Ma Siddhidatri or Ninth Navratri or Ardhanareshwer

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता।  नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita, Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.