Second day of Navratri Puja

On second day of navratri Maa Brhamcharini is worshipped, she is the second manifestation of Maa Durga. Maa Brhamcharini practices devout austerity and her appearance is absorbed in meditation. She signifies purity, knowledge and wisdom as this form of Maa Durga is in the form of a saint or sanyasin. Maa Brhamcharini performs penance and her name also depicts the same as Brhamcharini is composed of two words ‘Brham’ which means penance and ‘charini’ which means the one who performs. Following mantra is chanted to worship Maa Brhamcharini-

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 ||

According to the legend when Goddess Parvati realized her true love for Lord Shiva, she was adviced by Narad Rishi to perform hard penance to get him back. So she performed Tapa for thousands of years, during her penance period she suffered extreme cold weather, intense burning of sun, merciless rains and tortures storms. She devoted herself completely in the worship of Mahadev and this period glorified her with the name of Maa Brhamcharini also she is called Uma at some places. Maa Brhamcharini is worshipped to get power to sustain during these 9 days of Navratri as people abstain themselves of eating food and drinking water during these days. It is considered very fruitful to observe fast in Navratri as it is believed that Goddess Durga comes and lives on Earth during these pious 9 days of Navratra. Each day of Navratri has a specific color and on the second day of Navratri wearing Orange is considered auspicious.

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