Oct. 25, 2020, 11:25 a.m. by Dr Gayatri Mohapatra ( 315 views)
The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani!
Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act.
Whatever is offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- Maa accepts with joy!
The ninth form of the Navadurga is the moola roopa(original form) of Maa Parvati and is the Goddess Siddhidhatri. She possesses eight supernatural powers, or the siddhis, called Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva. Lord Shiva was blessed by Goddess Siddhidatri by being given by all the eight powers. It is believed that devotees, on Mahanavami, should concentrate all their attention /energy towards the Nirvana cycle-- this chakra is located in the middle of our skull. By doing so, the devotees receive the power present in their Nirvana Chakra by the grace of Mother Siddhidatri.
KNOW YOUR GODDESS
Origin/Birth:At the beginning of the universe, Lord Rudra worshipped the unmanifest form of the Mother Goddess, Adi Parashakti for creation. Being pure energy and having no form, She thus appeared in the form of Siddhidatri from the left half of Shiva.
Etymological Meaning:Siddhi means supernatural power or the ability to achieve a sense of the ultimate source of creation and existence and Dhatri means the giver.
Worship Day:9th day of Navratri
Flower To Be Offered: Champa
Color Associated: Peacock Green
Hymn/ Mantra: Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah (ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नम)
Also Known as:Ardhanarishwar
Form/Appearance: Goddess Siddhidatri sits on a fully bloomed lotus and rides the lion. She is depicted with four hands. She has Gada in the one right hand, Chakra in the other right hand, lotus flower in the left hand and Shankh in the other left hand.
On the auspicious day of Mahanavami, we bring to you a Devi bhajan by Lata Mangeshkar Ji. Celebrated and loved by the entire nation, the iconic singer is proudly referred to as the nightingale of India. Lata Mangeshkar Ji celebrated her 91st birthday recently on September 28th. She started her career in 1942 with songs in Marathi. Her first Hindi song was 'Paa Lagoon Kar Jori' for Vasant Joglekar's movie Aap Ki Seva Mein in 1946. Her first major break was with the song 'Dil Mera Toda' in Majboor and after that, she never looked back. Lata didi as she is affectionately called by her doting fans and admirers has been awarded the Bharat Ratna.
Her honeyed voice and impeccable rendition have graced over a thousand Hindi films and she has also sung in over 36 regional Indian languages and foreign languages.
This website/digital channel, amongst many other things, celebrates women who are trailblazers, who shatter that glass ceiling, who are phenomenal. Lata Mangeshkar Ji is a true Karuwaki-- a warrior woman with a golden voice who forged her own brilliant, creative path and in doing so became the inspiration for thousands of men/women to follow their musical passion and dreams.
Mahanavami signals the end of the nine glorious and auspicious days of the Navratras. Along with Lata Mangeshkar Ji, let us bow our heads to the Divine Mother and see Her blessings to be forever held in the benevolence of Her gaze.
Listen to it here :https://youtu.be/_OGr3jl9l1c