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 yr. This yr, the festivities start on October 17 and finish on October 25.
The 9 days of Navratri are devoted to worship 9 totally different types of Durga or female energy, and is among the most celebrated festivals in India. Maa Durga is worshipped in 9 varieties and every day is devoted to considered one of her avatars. There are 4 varieties of Navratris within the yr, out of which solely extensively celebrated – the Chaitra (spring) and Shardiya Navratri (autumn). The different two are Ashada and Magha Gupt Navratri.
The second day of Navratri is devoted to Maa Brahmacharini, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati. The goddess is worshipped throughout these 9 days in varied varieties. She is Sati – who later marries Lord Shiva. However, as Brahmacharini, she is worshipped within the single type.
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, subsequently her devotees pray to her on the second day of Navratri, looking for 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 glad Navratri!