On the second day of the Navratri Puja, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped with elaborate pujas. Brahmacharini appears in the form of a maiden girl filled with wisdom. She has two hands carrying a rosary and a kamandal. She blesses the devotees with eternal knowledge and bliss. The term Brahamacharini means the unmarried and youthful one. The benign and peaceful form of Brahmacharini brings serenity and calmness in the minds and instills a great degree of self-confidence in people.

Scriptures say Goddess Brahmacharini is the ruler of the planet Mars. She is the giver of all fortune and she dispels the deepest sorrow of her devotees removing all their mental afflictions. She is worshipped to remove Mangal Dosh and the problems resulting from the unfavorable position of Mars in the horoscope.

Mantra

Om Brahmachaariniye Namah

It means that I surrender my doubting mind, judging intellect and Discriminating Ego to dissolve every expectation, condition, bias, prejudice, emotion that separates me from being aware of Oneness that I Am.

Goddess Brahmacharini, the second form of Maa Durga is tapaswani and hence, she likes simple food and offerings. Bhog of Sugar and Fruits are offered to Maa Bramacharini. This grants longevity to devotee and his/her family members.

Goddess Brahmacharini is associated to Sacral/Navel Chakra which is the Chakra for Relationship and Creativity.

Color of the Day : GREEN

Green in all its shades resembles soothing, harmony and fertility and so it is called the color of nature. On this day people wear green to honor the avatar of Maa Durga and receive her grace and blessings.