The auspicious event of Navratri, the 9 days of festivities to welcome Goddess Durga, starts on Saturday (October 17). Like a ray of hope, this Indian festivity is additional substantial this time since of the favourable planetary positions this yr. This yr, the festivities get started on October 17 and finish on October 25.
The 9 days of Navratri are committed to worship Goddess Durga or feminine electrical power, and is one particular of the most celebrated festivals in India. Maa Durga is worshipped in 9 kinds and each and every day is committed to one particular of her avatars. There are 4 sorts of Navratris in the yr, out of which only extensively celebrated – the Chaitra (spring) and Shardiya Navratri (autumn). The other two are Ashada and Magha Gupt Navratri.
The 2nd day of Navratri is committed to Maa Brahmacharini, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati. She is Sati – who later on marries Lord Shiva. Nonetheless, as Brahmacharini, she is worshipped in the unmarried type.
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Maa Brahmacharini is depicted as strolling bare feet, carrying a Japa Mala (rosary) in her correct hand and a Kamandalu in her left hand respectively. Her governing planet is Mars (Mangal), the controller of fortunes, hence her devotees pray to her on the 2nd day of Navratri, searching for her blessings for peace and blessings for peace, virtue 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 is wishing our readers a pretty satisfied Navratri!