“Adyashakti is full of play. She’s creating, preserving and destroying. Her name is Kali.
Kali Herself is Brahman, Brahman Itself is Kali!”

~Sri Ramakrishna

Navadurga Sadhana

Sunday, October 9th

Devi Siddhidatri. Siddhidatri represents the culmination of our spiritual journey — the attainment of perfection. Siddhi can mean mystical power, attainment, or perfection. Siddhidatri is the giver of all possible siddhis. She is visualized as seated upon a lotus, holding mace, discus, conch and lotus and surrounded by siddhas, gandharvas, yakshas, sages, demons and gods — all worshipping Her as per their level of understanding. She rules the planet Ketu. She is worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri (Maha-Navami). By Her grace root ignorance can be removed, revealing the knowledge of Brahman. Her blessings lead to the ultimate perfection, the realization that only She exists. It is She whom all seek.

Japa Mantra:

ॐ ह्रीं श्री सिद्धि-दात्री दुर्गायै नमः

oṁ hrīṁ śrī siddhi-dātrī durgāyai namaḥ (108X)

Reading: Devi Mahatmyam, Chapter 12 &13

(Promise of Blessings and Granting of Boons)

Color for wearing: Purple

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Kali Mandir

Kali Mandir / Ramakrishna Ashram is a non-profit, educational and religious organization founded in 1993 in Laguna Beach, California, dedicated to the worship of the Divine Mother Kali in the devotional tradition of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.


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