Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 2: Who is Maa Brahmacharini? Puja vidhi, muhurat, significance and mantra
Chaitra Navratri 2023: Chaitra Navratri Day 2 is dedicated to the worship of Maa Brahmacharini. Know about the puja vidhi, muhurat, significance and more.
The auspicious nine-day festival of Chaitra Navratri began on March 22. It is dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine incarnations - Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalratri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Siddhidatri. Together they are known as Navdurgas. Each day, devotees of Maa Durga worship the Goddess. After worshipping Maa Shailputri on Day 1, devotees of Maa Durga are preparing to honour Maa Brahmacharini on Day 2. Maa Brahmacharini was a great Sati, and her form is symbolic of the severe penance carried out by Goddess Parvati.
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Who Is Maa Brahmacharini?
After Kushmanda formed, Goddess Parvati took birth at the home of Daksha Prajapati. In this form, Goddess Parvati was a great Sati, and her unmarried form is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini. She walks barefoot, wears white garb, and carries a Jap Mala (a Rudraksh rosary) in her right hand and Kamandal (a water utensil) in her left. While the Rudraksh symbolizes her penance to attain Lord Shiva as her husband during her forest life, the utensil symbolises how she only had water and nothing else during the final years of her penance.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 2 Significance:
Maa Brahmacharini governs Lord Mangal, the provider of all fortunes. The lotuses attached to her body symbolize knowledge, and the white saree represents purity. One can achieve all their goals by worshipping the Goddess.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 2 Puja vidhi:
Devotees worship Maa Brahmacharini and Lord Shiva and observe fast on Day 2 of Chaitra Navratri. Jasmine flowers, rice, and sandalwood are offered in a kalash to the Goddess. The deity is also given abhishek with milk, curd and honey. Aarti and mantra chanting are performed, and prasad is offered to her. A special bhog of sugar is also offered to the Goddess during Navratri.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 2 Muhurat:
According to the Drik Panchang, the Dwitiya Tithi will begin at 8:20 pm on March 22 and end at 6:20 pm on March 23. The Brahma Muhurat will be from 4:48 am to 5:35 am, and the Abhijit Muhurat will last from 12:04 pm to 12:52 pm.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 2 Mantra:
1) Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah
2) Tapashcharini Tvamhi Tapatraya Nivaranim
Brahmarupadhara Brahmacharini Pranamamyaham
Shankarapriya Tvamhi Bhukti-Mukti Dayini
Shantida Jnanada Brahmacharini Pranamamyaham