Siddheshwari Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Major festivals||Navratri Festival|
|Address:||Siddheshwari Ck.7/124, Siddheshwari Mohalla. Varanasi|
Maa Durgas 9th form is Siddhi Dhatri. She gives all sorts of siddhi to her devotees. There are several types of Siddhis mentioned in various Purans. According to Devi Puran, Lord Shiva attained all the Siddhi by her blessings. His half body assumed the form of Goddess. So he is also called Ardha Narishwar.
Maa Siddhi Dhatri has four hands. Her vehicle is Lion. She sits on a lotus flower. She has a Chakra in her lower right hand, a mace/club in her upper right hand, a conch in her lower left hand and a lotus flower in her upper left hand.
Her devotees are freed from sorrow and they get salvation after enjoying all happiness in the world.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Siddheshwari is located at Ck.7/124, Siddheshwari Mohalla. Devotees can travel upto Chowk by rickshaw and travel on foot to this temple by asking for directions.
Siddheshwari temple also houses Chandra Koop and Chandreshwar and is a powerful Peeth called Siddh Peeth. Siddheshwari is known as Siddhidatri Durga (bestower of Siddhies).
Devotees also visit another temple of Goddess at K.60/29, Sidhamata Galli, in the general location of Kal Bhairav on the 9th day of Navratri.
There is a regular crowd during all Fridays and on certain important days.