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Navratri 2022 Day 9: Know Maha Navami significance, timings, puja vidhi and mantra

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Durga Puja and Navratri commemorate the triumph of good over evil. The joyous event 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 quickly approaching. Maha Navami falls on Tuesday, October 4 this year. On this auspicious day, devotees of Maa Durga celebrate Maa Siddhidatri, her ninth manifestation. The Bengali holiday of Navami marks the conclusion of Maa Durga celebrations. On this day, it is thought that Goddess Durga slew the monster Mahishasura. Continue reading to learn more about the time, date, meaning, puja vidhi, bhog, and other details.

Maa Siddhidatri Story

Maa Siddhidatri rides a lion while perched on a lotus. She has four arms, with the Sudarshan chakra and a mace in her right hand and a lotus and a shankh in her left. Gandharvas, Yakshas, Siddhas, and Asuras worship her from all sides.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rudra worshipped Adi-Parashakti, the great Goddess of Power, at the beginning of the universe. Adi-Parashakti, who lacked a form, manifested as Goddess Siddhidatri from Lord Shiva’s left side. As a result, Lord Shiva earned the name Ardha-Narishwar.

Maha Navami Importance

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.

Maha Navami Timings

Maha Navami tithi will begin today, October 3, at 04:37 PM, and it will end on Tuesday, October 4, at 02:20 PM, according to Drik Panchang. 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.

Samagri and Maha Navami Puja Vidhi

On Maha Navami, devotees should rise early to do Shodashoparchar Puja and the mahasnan, or grand bath, to cleanse themselves of all pollutants. On Navami, the ninth day of Navratri, some Maa Durga followers also perform the Kanya/Kumari Puja or Kanjak Puja. People open their houses to nine young, single females known as Kanjak because they are thought to be celestial manifestations of Goddess Durga. Worshippers offer halwa, puris, and black grammes as Navami prasad to the Kanjaks, as well as washing their feet, applying tilak to their foreheads, tying a holy thread around their wrists, and worshipping them. Sesame seeds and Night blooming jasmine are also offered with this unique bhog to Maa Siddhidatri and Goddess Durga. Additionally, some worshippers do Sandhi Puja and present the goddess with 108 flowers and bilva leaves.

A bhog of til or sesame seeds is offered to Maa Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri, Maha Navami. This component can also be used to make delicacies that you can offer to the goddess.

Pink is the colour of the day for Maha Navami. On the ninth day of Navratri or the fourth day of Durga Puja, devotees can worship Goddess Siddhidatri by dressing in pink. The colour pink is a representation of kindness, harmony, tenderness, unconditional love, and nurture.

Maa Siddhidatri Mantra:

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