Among the nine manifestation of Goddess Durga Maa Siddhidatri is greatly worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri. Siddhi means perfection and Datri means giver; so Goddess Siddhidatri is the one who grants her devotees with perfections and achievements. According to Markhandaye Purana there are about eight achievements which Goddess Siddhidatri bestows upon her devotees. These eight achievements are Anima, Garima, Ishitva, Laghima, Mahima, Prakaamya, Prapti and Vashitva. While in Brahmavaivart Purana 18 types of Siddhi or achievements have been mentioned namely, Anima, Amaratva, Bhavana, Laghima, Mahima, Kalpavrushatva, DurShravana, Prakaamya, Prapti, Ishitva or Vashitva,
Parkaayapraveshan, Shrishti, Sarvagyatva, Sarvakaamvasayita, Samharkaransaamarthya, Sarvanyayakatva, Vaakasiddhi and Siddhi.
In Vedic scriptures it is being described that all Siddhis attained by Lord Shiva was blessed by Maa Siddhidatri which made him half Devi and so he has been glorified with the name Ardha Narishwar which means the God whose half body is in female form. On the auspicious day of Navaratri Puja Kanya Puja is performed with little girls grandly. On this day there is a custom to offer little girls as homage and they are feed with blessed meals. The ninth day of Navaratri is a very significant and the most prominent day because this is the last day of the nine forms of Durga Puja. Various austerities, Maha Puja, Yagna and other grand celebrations are performed to delight Maa Durga.
Maa Siddhidatri is very blissful, pleasant ad graceful and her appearance is highly divine and heavenly. Devi Siddhidatri is depicted with four arms sitting on lotus flower. She holds mace in one right hand and lotus flower in one left hand. In the other right hand she carries chakra and scallop shell or Shank in the other left hand. She looks bright and glowing in red saree. She is seen to mount over a lion.
Goddess Siddhidatri must be worshiped by all human beings in order to achieve absolute perfection which makes the person highly glorified and eminent. If one pays heartily adherence toward Maa Siddhidatri then they are blessed with Siddhis. Human beings observe enhancement after attaining perfection in their charisma. She is well known for her generous character and her boundless glorious character for all animal and mankind present on earth. Worshipping Maa Siddhidatri can accomplish any kind of desires of worshippers. It is said that by the grace of one of the glorious aspects of NavaDurga, Goddess Siddhidatri satisfies and controls all desires of her devotees. All wishes of her worshippers get fulfilled by her grace and almost no types of wishes remain in the heart of her devotees after worshipping her. She also helps in the removal of greed and unnecessary temptation toward material comforts. It is believed that if all devotees pray for her with full dedication and devotion then they will get all achievements in life and nothing remains unattainable in the universe. Whenever any devotees of her step on the path of success, Maa Siddhidatri bestows energy and positive attitude towards her devotees. She is not only worshipped by humans but also by Gods, demons, beast and demigods for making their wishes fulfilled.