Jai Shri Ram,
We had once asked our patron Shri.Ravinderji who has been posting comments on all our blogs with great enthusiasm the true meaning of "Ashta Siddhi" and "Nava Nidhi" the two terms appearing in the famous "Hanuman Chalisa" for which Ravinderji had furnished the meaning in several forms which we have published in this blog in the last week.
To us it appeared relevant to publish the meaning of "Ashta Siddhi" and "Nava Nidhi" as given by Ravinderji and we are pleased to publish the same. We hope our viewers read the same and enjoy the Hanuman Chalisa and its meaning even better.
Our sincere thanks to Ravinderji for his help and cooperation.
Jai Shri Ram
Durga & Mani - Blog Managers
Meaning of Ashta Siddhi and Nava Nidhi
There is the concept of the Ashta Siddhi (eight siddhis) in [[Hinduism]]. These are:
*'''Anima''': reducing one's body even to the size of an atom
*'''Mahima''': expanding one's body to an infinitely large size
*'''Garima''': becoming infinitely heavy
*'''Laghima''': becoming almost weightless
*'''Prapti''': having unrestricted access to all places
*'''Prakamya''': realizing whatever one desires
*'''Isitva''': possessing absolute lordship;
*'''Vasitva''': the power to subjugate all.
In [[Hinduism]], [[Hanuman]] possesses the ability to bestow the eight siddhis and the [[nava nidhi]] (nine types of wealth).
Parkaya Pravesh: Parkaya Pravesh means one’s soul entering into the body of some other person. Through this knowledge even a dead body can be brought to life.
Haadi Vidya: This Vidya or knowledge has been mentioned in several ancient texts. On acquiring this Vidya, a person feels neither hunger nor thirst, and can remain without eating food or drinking water for several days at a stretch.
Kaadi Vidya: Just as one does not feel hungry or thirsty in Haadi Vidya, similarly in Kaadi Vidya a person is not affected by change of seasons, i.e. by summer, winter, rain, etc. After accomplishing this Vidya, a person shall not feel cold even if he sits in the snow-laden mountains, and shall not feel hot even if he sits in the fire.
Vayu Gaman Siddhi: Through this Siddhi a person can become capable of flying in the skies and traveling from one place to another in just a few seconds.
Madalasa Vidya: On accomplishing this Vidya, a person becomes capable of increasing or decreasing the size of his body according to his wish. Lord Hanuman had miniaturized his body through this Vidya while entering the city of
Kanakdhara Siddhi: One can acquire immense and unlimited wealth through this Siddhi.
Prakya Sadhana: Through this Sadhana a Yogi can direct his disciple to take birth from the womb of a woman who is childless or cannot bear children.
Surya Vigyan: This solar science is one of the most significant sciences of ancient
Mrit Sanjeevani Vidya: This Vidya was created by Guru Shukracharya. Through it, even a dead person can be brought back to life.