Navratri Day: Day 2
Form of Durga Maa to worship: Mata Brahmacharini
Colours to wear: Green, Red, White, Yellow
Flower to offer: Chrysanthemum
Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri, as she is believed to be the available form of Goddess Parvati. Brahmacharini is a Sanskrit word meaning: Brahman, absolute reality, supreme consciousness. On the other hand, Charini means the feminine version of Charya, one who behaves or conducts.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 is from March 22, 2023, and after the worship of Maa Shailputri on the first day of Navratri, the second form of Durga Maa, Maa Brahmacharini, is ritually worshipped. As per Hindu mythology, she is the unmarried incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. Beliefs state that the goddess wanted to marry Lord Mahadev, for which she performed severe penance for thousands of years. As a result of it, she finally got the opportunity to become the wife of Lord Shiva. This is the reason why goddess Brahmacharini is the symbol of power and true love.
According to the Hindu religion, worshipping Gods and Goddesses in auspicious times is fruitful for the native. Also, the 2023 Chaitra Navratri, day 2 will be on Thursday, March 23, 2023. People shall worship goddess Brahmacharini on the second day of Navratri, i.e. Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi.
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinyanuttama॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupen Sansthita.
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Padmabhayam Akshamala Kamandalu by Dadhana.
Devi Prasidatu May Brahmacharinyanuttama.
Om Devi Brahmacharinya Namah॥
Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam।
Japamala Kamandalu Dhara Brahmacharini Shubham॥
Gauravarna Swadhishthanasthita Dwitiya Durga Trinetram।
Dhawala Paridhana Brahmarupa Pushpalankara Bhushitam॥
Parama Vandana Pallavaradharam Kanta Kapola Pina।
Payodharam Kamaniya Lavanayam Smeramukhi Nimnanabhi Nitambanim॥
Tripura Mein Hridayam Patu Lalate Patu Shankarabhamini
Arpana Sadapatu Netro, Ardhari Cha Kapolo
Panchadashi Kanthe Patu Madhyadeshe Patu Maheshwari
Shodashi Sadapatu Nabho Griho Cha Padayo
Anga Pratyanga Satata Patu Brahmacharini
Mata Brahmacharini is a living example of a goddess who did severe penance to attain Lord Shiva. When Maa Durga Parvati came to know about her divine love for Mahadev, Narad ji advised her to follow the customs and rituals of rigorous penance of long ages. While doing penance, he had to bear the painful tortures of nature like severe cold, fierce flames of the sun, and thunder of rain.
Moreover, many believe that Maa Durga continued her austere penance for thousands of years and ate only bilva leaves to survive. For many hundreds of years, Mata abstained from water and food and thus devoted herself entirely to the worship of Lord Shiva. This great penance glorified her by the name ‘Brahmacharini’ and Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife.
On the second day of Navratri Puja, Durga devotees worship Goddess Brahmacharini to gain the strength to abstain from food and water for nine days of fasting. At the same time, devotees chant mantras and make stutis (invocations) to seek the immense blessings and grace of the Goddess. Devotees can increase their stamina by worshipping the Goddess wholeheartedly.
It is not just a miracle, but the grace and magnificence of Goddess Brahmacharini, who bestows her devotees with great strength to bear the unpredictability of nature. The second day of Navratri Puja is for Devi Brahmacharini. So worship the almighty on this auspicious day and receive her immense blessings.
According to astrology, by worshipping the form of Maa Durga, issues related to planet Mars and Mangal Dosha are removed. This is the reason why you can worship Maa especially to get the blessings of Bhoomi-Bhavana, strength, etc. by strengthening Mars in your horoscope. Here are some measures to keep in mind to strengthen your marriage yoga in the horoscope, this Chaitra Navratri, which are mentioned below:
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