It is believed that Lord Shiva attained all his 'Siddhis' from Devi Siddhidatri. When Maa Siddhidatri blessed Shiva with different 'siddhis', half of Mahadeva's body got comprised of Maa Siddhidatri. This avatar of Shiva fetched him the name of 'Ardha Narishwar'

Siddhi means Knowledge. She is the ultimate form of knowledge which is worshipped not just by the humans, but also Deva, Gandharva, Demons, Yaksha and Siddha. This form of Durga removes all kinds of ignorance.

Embodiment of Devi Siddhidatri:
Mounted on a lotus flower, Devi Siddhadtri rides a lion. Cladded in a red saree, Goddess Sidhidatri is depicted with four hands carrying 'Gada', 'Chakra', 'Shankh', and lotus flower.

Governing Planet:
Planet Ketu is known to be governed by Goddess Siddhidatri.

Mantra to worship Maa Siddhidatri:

सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात् सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी॥


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