The auspicious event of Navratri, the 9 days of festivities to welcome Goddess Durga, begins on Saturday (October 17). Like a ray of hope, this Indian festivity is extra important this time due to the beneficial planetary positions this 12 months. This 12 months, the festivities start on October 17 and finish on October 25.
The 9 days of Navratri are devoted to worship Goddess Durga or female energy, and is without doubt one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Maa Durga is worshipped in 9 kinds and every day is devoted to considered one of her avatars. There are 4 forms of Navratris within the 12 months, out of which solely broadly celebrated – the Chaitra (spring) and Shardiya Navratri (autumn). The other two are Ashada and Magha Gupt Navratri.
The second day of Navratri is devoted to Maa Brahmacharini, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati. She is Sati – who later marries Lord Shiva. However, as Brahmacharini, she is worshipped within the single kind.
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Maa Brahmacharini is depicted as strolling naked ft, carrying a Japa Mala (rosary) in her proper hand and a Kamandalu in her left hand respectively. Her governing planet is Mars (Mangal), the controller of fortunes, due to this fact her devotees pray to her on the second day of Navratri, in search of her blessings for peace and blessings for peace, advantage and prosperity.
You can chant these mantras of Maa Brahmacharini:
ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नम:
Oṃ Devī Brahmacāriṇyai Namaḥ
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥
Dadhana Karpadma Abhyamaksh Mala Kamandalu
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinya Nuttam
Here’s wishing our readers a really completely happy Navratri!