The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini a manifestation of Maa Durga, who is an epitome of courage, peace, and knowledge – is worshipped. Obtain her enormous grace and strength by worshiping her to overcome all unexpected torments on this Navratri.
Devi Brahmacharini is the second incarnation of Maa Parvati. She blesses her devotees with the energy which helps them to survive and gain control over situations like sorrows, unfavorable incidents and sufferings. The blessings and glory of mother Goddess help her devotees to remain calm and follow the right path of life.
She holds a rosary in her hight hand and a Kamandal in her left hand. She wears Rudraksha. The word “Brahm” refers to Tapa (penance) – Her name means “one who performs Tapa (penance)”.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
दधाना कर पद्माभ्याम अक्षमाला कमण्डलू।
देवी प्रसीदतु मई ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।
Yā dēvī sarvabhūtēṣu mām̐ brahmacāriṇī rūpēṇa sansthitā |
Namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namō nama: ||
Dadhānā kara padmābhyāma akṣamālā kamaṇḍalū |
Dēvī prasīdatu ma’ī brahmacāriṇyanuttamā ||
Legend behind naming Goddess Durga as Bhramacharini
It is believed that Brahmacharini is the true example of a goddess who performed extreme hard penance to obtain Lord Shiva. When Parvati realized about her divine love toward Mahadev, she was advised by Rishi Narad to follow customs and rituals of rigid Tapasya of long eras. While performing Tapasya, she suffered painful torments of nature like extremely biting cold, intense flames of Sun, and hammering of rain. It is also believed that she continued that of her hard penance till thousands of years and ate only bilva leaves to survive. Till many hundreds of years, she abstained from water and food. And this way, she devoted herself completely in worship of Lord Shiva. This great Tapa made her glorified with name ‘Brahmacharini’ and pleased Lord Shiva to be her divine consort.
Navratri is a special occasion. A time for new beginnings and offering your dedication and reverence to the Goddess Shakti. This Navratri, bring home and institute a Meru Prusth Shree Yantra – a beautiful, divine symbol of the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi herself.
Rituals Of The Day
Take bath early in the morning and wear clean clothes
Bath idol of Devi Brahmacharini with curd, milk and honey
Offer them Paan (betel leaves) Supari (betel nut)
Put a garland of red flowers on the idol
Offer Aarti and serve Prasad to Maa Brahmacharini
Second day of Navratri Pooja is solely dedicated to Devi Brahmacharini, so worship this almighty on this propitious day and obtain Her enormous grace.
Jai Devi Brahmacharini!