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Chaitra Navratri 2024 Day 2 highlights: How India celebrated second day of Navratri

Navratri 2024 Day 2 Highlights: On the second day of the auspicious festival of Chaitra Navratri, Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped. Check out all the latest updates.
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Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: How India celebrated second day of Navratri.

Devotees stand in queues to offer prayers at Jhandewalan Temple in New Delhi, India.
Devotees stand in queues to offer prayers at Jhandewalan Temple in New Delhi, India.

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Day 2 Live Updates: The nine-day festival of Chaitra Navratri started with much pomp and fanfare on Tuesday, April 9. Chaitra Navratri, specifically observed in the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra (March-April), holds significant cultural and spiritual importance. Lasting for nine days, this festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her various forms, representing the triumph of good over evil. During these nine days, nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped, which include Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandamata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalaratri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Siddhidatri. It ends with Ram Navami on April 17, which marks the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu and son of King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. (Also read: Chaitra Navratri Day 2 bhog: Prasad recipe for Maa Brahmacharini)...Read More

On the second day of Chaitra Navratri, devotees honour Maa Brahmacharini, who is represented as holding rosary beads with Rudraksha in one hand and a kamandalu (water pot) in the other. It is believed that Maa Brahmacharini favours jaggery and offerings to her often include bhog (ritual food) containing jaggery. On the first day, devotees worship Maa Shailputri. They observe fast throughout the day and offer their prayers and worship to her.

Navratri is celebrated four times a year, but Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri are particularly important to Hindu devotees. Chaitra Navratri begins on the first day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar and commemorates the birth of Goddess Durga, symbolising the creation of the cosmos and all life within it. It is believed that during Navratri, Maa Durga descends from heaven to bless her devotees. The nine-day period is observed with prayer, meditation and fasting. Devotees abstain from non-vegetarian food, alcohol and tobacco and opt for meals without garlic and onion. They worship Adi Shakti and her nine forms, recite mantras, decorate their homes and seek the blessings of Maa Durga. (Also read: Happy Navratri 2024: Chaitra Navratri wishes, images, SMS, greetings, WhatsApp and Facebook status to share )

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Apr 10, 2024 5:01 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Spices to eat and avoid during Navratri

Spices add flavour to your food and adds to the experience of eating. But not all spices are allowed during Navratri fasting. Here're spices to eat and avoid during the nine-day fasting. 

Spice to avoid 
Garam masala, Coriander powder (dhania), Turmeric (haldi), Asafoetida (hing), Mustard (sarso), Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) 

Spices to eat 
Cumin powder, black pepper powder, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ajwain, black peppercorns, kokum, nutmeg

Apr 10, 2024 4:54 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Know the shubh muhurat

The Dwitiya Tithi on Day 2 begins at 5:32 pm and the moonrise will take place at 6:51 pm. The Vijaya Muhurat will last from 2:30 pm to 3:21 pm. The Ravi Yoga is from 3:05 am on April 11 and ends at 6:00 am on April 11

Apr 10, 2024 4:36 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates:Wellness tips to follow while fasting

Fasting during Chaitra Navratri can detox your body and purify your mind, but it's important to add the right foods to your diet and take sufficient rest to maintain energy levels. From hydration to high-protein foods, here are all the wellness tips to follow while keeping Navratri fast. Read more

Apr 10, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Tips to style royal blue, the colour of the day

Royal blue is the colour of the Day 3 of Chaitra Navratri which represents the celestial aura of Goddess Brahmacharini, who dispels ignorance and darkness and leads her devotees to enlightenment. Here are five tips to style this vibrant shade.

  1. Mix royal blue with neutrals for a timeless look. 
  2. Add metallic accents for a touch of glamour. 
  3. Experiment with bold contrasts for modern flair. 
  4. Invest in statement pieces for versatility. 
  5. Use royal blue accessories for a pop of colour.
Apr 10, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Things you should buy and avoid

During Navratri, it is considered auspicious to purchase red and yellow clothing for oneself and for offering to Maa Durga, as well as prasad for both family and community. Conversely, it is advised to refrain from buying items such as iron, electronics, black clothing, rice, and sharp objects during this period.

Apr 10, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Skip sabudana and try these 5 healthy fasting recipes

As we observe Chaitra Navratri, a time of spiritual renewal and fasting, it's crucial to prioritize balance and nourishment for both body and soul. While sabudana (tapioca pearls) has been a customary fasting food, it's high in starch and lacks vital nutrients. Here are some healthier alternatives like amaranth, buckwheat, fruits and more to honour tradition while promoting overall well-being.

Apr 10, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: How the festival is celebrated in different parts of India

Chaitra Navratri is celebrated with much pomp and fanfare in every corner of the country.  For tourists seeking an authentic cultural experience, Navratri provides numerous possibilities to explore and uncover the essence of Indian tradition. Discover India's vibrant Navratri festivities here.

Apr 10, 2024 1:53 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: All about the nine days to Navratri 

Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated annually from the first day of the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar. This year it began on 9 April and will end on April 17. If you are celebrating the festival, check out the dates and details of the nine days of fasting here.

Apr 10, 2024 1:25 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: What to eat and avoid while fasting

Chaitra Navratri fasting period is the time to detox, worship Maa Durga, spend some time in spiritual reflection, and rejuvenate the body and the mind. From hydrating fruits and veggies to probiotics like buttermilk and curd, here are a list of foods that must be consumed and those who should be avoided.

Apr 10, 2024 1:01 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Wishes and images to share with loved ones on Navratri

If you and your loved ones celebrate Chaitra Navratri every year, this time make it extra special by sending them our special collection of best wishes, heartfelt images, quotes, SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook status, and more. Check it out here

Apr 10, 2024 12:33 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Diabetes-friendly recipes to control sugar spikes

People with diabetes need to be cautious while obsering 9-day fasting during Navratri as it can lead to dangerous spikes or dips in blood sugar levels. While managing your blood sugar levels while fasting can be a challenge, these recipes will help support diabetes management. Read more

Apr 10, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: 5 fasting recipes to stay healthy and energetic

During the nine days of Navratri, devotees fast as it is believed that those who fast during this time will have their wishes granted by Goddess Durga. From delicious rajgira puri to wholesome farali dosa, here are five vrat-friendly recipes tailored to keep you healthy and energised throughout the Chaitra Navratri fasting period.

Apr 10, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: 9 celeb-inspired outfit ideas for each day of Navratri

During Chaitra Navratri, devotees worship Maa Durga and her nine glorious forms. For these nine days, a colour is assigned to each day which has a specific significance. To make sure you look trendy and on theme, here are nine celeb-inspired outfit ideas for each day of Navratri.

Apr 10, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Check out day-wise colours and their significance

During the nine days of Navratri, Hindu devotees believe that each of the nine forms of Goddess Durga is associated with a particular colour that symbolises good fortune. To honour this significance, participants in the festivities typically wear clothes of the particular colour associated with each day. Check out the day-wise colours and their significance here.

Apr 10, 2024 11:29 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Rangoli design ideas to decorate your home

Decking up your home for Navratri is a vital tradition throughout the nine-day festivities. To assist you, we've curated designs inspired by the nine forms of Goddess Durga, floral motifs, peacock designs, and more. Explore them here.

Apr 10, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Know the story of Maa Brahmacharini

According to Hindu texts, Maa Parvati, daughter of Himalaya, endured intense penance before marrying Lord Shiva. She subsisted solely on fruits, flowers, herbs, and bilva leaves for extended periods. Observing her extreme devotion, the gods intervened, assuring her desires would be fulfilled and she would wed Lord Shiva, earning her the names Aparna and Brahmacharini.

Apr 10, 2024 10:34 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Significance of Maa Brahmacharini

Brahmacharini Mata is said to bestow wisdom and understanding on her devotees. The goddess is also known by the names Devi Tapasvini and Devi Yogni. By worshipping her devotees can lead to power, intelligence, and good health as she rules over Mercury and Mars.

Apr 10, 2024 10:15 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Mehndi designs to adorn for the special festival

From Maa Durga adorned mehndi designs that depict feminine power and strength to floral patterns that never go out of style, here are some trendy and stunning mehndi design ideas that can brighten up your Chaitra Navratri festivities.

Apr 10, 2024 9:49 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Dos and don'ts for fasting

Here are some dos and don'ts one needs to follow during the nine-day-long fasting of Chaitra Navratri 

1) Take a bath every morning before puja, clean the puja area, recite Maa Durga mantras, perform aarti and offer the goddess bhog made of sweets and other satvik foods. 

2) One should consume vrat-friendly and satvik ahaar, including Kuttu, sabudana or sago, rajgira, makhana, arbi, pumpkin, aloo, singhare ka atta, samak ke chawal, nuts and dry fruits, rock salt, cumin, buckwheat, ginger, green chillies are some of the food people consume during their Navratri fast. Learn more here.

Apr 10, 2024 9:34 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam, draws crowds of devotees

Chaitra Navratri Day 2 sees crowds at Guwahati's Kamakhya Temple in Assam. Devotees throng to offer prayers and seek blessings amidst the festive atmosphere.

Apr 10, 2024 9:22 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Devotees flock to Maa Naina Devi Temple in Nainital

Devotees swarm Maa Naina Devi Temple, Nainital, Uttarakhand on Day 2 of the Chaitra Navratri festival. The sacred site bustles with worshippers seeking blessings on this auspicious occasion.

Apr 10, 2024 8:46 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Devotees throng Delhi's Jhandewalan Temple

On the second day of Chaitra Navratri, Delhi's Jhandewalan temple sees a surge of devotees. Worshippers gather to offer prayers and seek blessings on this auspicious occasion. The temple premises are decorated with festive fervour as the celebrations continue.

Apr 10, 2024 8:28 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Bhog recipe for Maa Brahmacharini

On the second day of Chaitra Navratri, Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped. She is believed to like jaggery and hence bhog with jaggery in it is offered to Maa Brahmacharini. Here's an easy recipe of making Nolen Gur Payesh at home which can be offered to Maa Brahmacharini as bhog.

Apr 10, 2024 8:23 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Puja mantra, prathana, stuti and stotra for Maa Brahmacharini

1) Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah 

2) Dadhana Kara Padmabhyamakshamala Kamandalu Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinyanuttama 

3) Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah 

4) Tapashcharini Tvamhi Tapatraya Nivaranim Brahmarupadhara Brahmacharini Pranamamyaham Shankarapriya Tvamhi Bhukti-Mukti Dayini Shantida Jnanada Brahmacharini Pranamamyaham

Apr 10, 2024 7:52 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Puja vidhi and samagri for Day 2

On the second day of Chaitra Navratri, devotees worship Lord Shiva and Maa Brahmacharini, according to Drik Panchang. They also fast in order to seek blessings. In a kalash, devotees offer rice, sandalwood and jasmine flowers to Maa Brahmacharini. The deity is also offered abhishek made of milk, curd and honey. During Navratri, a special sugar bhog is also cooked for the goddess.

Apr 10, 2024 7:42 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Royal blue is the colour of the day

Maa Brahmacharini's colour is Royal Blue. The Goddess dispels ignorance and darkness and leads her devotees to enlightenment, and her colour represents contentment and prosperity.

Apr 10, 2024 7:21 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Date, timing and shubh muhurat

According to Drik Panchang, Chaitra Navratri Day 2 falls on Wednesday, April 10. The Dwitiya Tithi begins at 5:32 pm. Meanwhile, the moonrise will take place at 6:51 pm. The Vijaya Muhurat will last from 2:30 pm to 3:21 pm. Lastly, the Ravi Yoga is from 3:05 am on April 11 and ends at 6:00 am on April 11.

Apr 10, 2024 1:28 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Live Updates: Who is Maa Brahmacharini?

Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Chaitra Navratri. One of the nine manifestations of Maa Durga, she is depicted dressed in white, holding a kamandalu in one hand and a japmala in the other. The royal blue reflects the celestial radiance of Goddess Brahmacharini, who banishes ignorance and darkness and leads her devotees to enlightenment. The goddess is believed to be fond of jaggery and therefore bhog is made with jaggery and sugar.

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