The ninth day of Shardiya Navratri is dedicated to the worship of ninth form of Goddess Durga that is Goddess Siddhidatri. It is believed that Goddess Siddhidatri grants all sorts of siddhis to her devotees. According to Devi Puran, Lord Shiva attained all the Siddhis by her blessings only. His half body assumed the form of Goddess. So, he is also came to know as Ardhnarishwar.
Goddess Siddhidatri has four hands. Her vehicle is Lion. She sits on a lotus flower and 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.
According to a belief, by worshipping this form of Goddess Durga, devotees are freed from all sorts of sorrow and can attain salvation.
Temple remains open for worship from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 04.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m. During Navratri-05.00 am to 10.00 a.m. and from 04.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Siddhidatri Durga Temple is located at K.60/29, Sidhamata Gali in Varanasi.
Local transport is available for the convenience of devotees.