𝗡𝗔𝗩𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗥𝗜 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝟵: 𝗦𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗵𝗶𝗱𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶
As we enter the ninth and the last day of 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶 also known as 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗺𝗶, this day is associated with 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢. 𝘚𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘩𝘪 means 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 or 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, and 𝘋𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪 means 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧 or 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧. It is believed that one side of Lord Shiva’s body is that of Goddess Siddhidatri. Therefore, he is also known by the name of 𝐀𝐫𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐚. According to Vedic scriptures, Lord Shiva attained all the siddhis by worshiping this Goddess. In this form Durga is seated on a lotus and is four-armed. She holds a lotus, mace, Chakra and shankha. She removes ignorance and provides knowledge. She is surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Devas (Gods) and Asura (Demons) who worship her. The Siddhi that she provides is the realization that only she exists. She is the godess of all achievements and perfections.