Siddheshwari Devi (1907–1976) was a famous Hindustani singer from Varanasi, India lovingly known as Maa (mother). Born in 1907, she lost her parents early and was brought up by her aunt, the noted singer Rajeshwari Devi.
Initiation into Music Despite living in a musical household, Siddheshwari came to music by accident. Rajeshwari had arranged musical training for her own daughter, Kamleshwari, while Siddheshwari would do small chores around the house. Once, while the noted sarangi player Siyaji Mishra, was teaching Kamleshwari, she was unable to repeat the tappa that she was being taught.