Maa Brahmacharini: The 9 devout long stretches of Navratri 2018 have begun from October 10 and will end on October 18 with Ram Navami. Navratri days are praised by Hindu devotees all across India to respect the power of feminity as Ma Shakti. The nine appearances of Goddess Durga is adorned each day.
Maa Brahmacharini Significance
On the second day of Navaratri, Maa Brahmacharini, another symbol of Maa Durga is loved and praised. Goddess Brahmacharini means love, faithfulness, understanding, and information. The exterior of Maa Brahmacharini symbolizes effortlessness. She holds a rosary in one hand and a Kamandal in other.
Maa Brahmacharini, “Brahm” alludes to Tapa and her name implies – the person who performs Tapa. Passing by the story, she was destined to Himalaya. Devrishi Narada impacted her considerations and thus, she honed intense tapa or retributions as she was resolved to get Lord Shiva.
The goddess burned through hundreds of years eating next to nothing determined to her tapa.
Maa Brahmacharini Puja Vidhi
For performing puja of Goddess Brahmacharini, you require flowers, roli, akshat, sandalwood and you have to make appropriate arrangements for her bath. For the shower, you will require honey, curd, sugar, and ilk and offer paan and supari to the Goddess and toward the end go to the Navagrahas and your Ishta Devta.
While loving, keep a bloom in your grasp and serenade a mantra devoted to the goddess. Presently give a shower to the Goddess with Panchamrit – a blend of five nourishments utilized in Hindu love and puja, typically nectar, sugar, drain, yogurt, and ghee. In the wake of giving a shower to the Goddess, offer various types of flowers, akshat, and sindoor.
The Goddess is believed to be fond of hibiscus and lotus blossoms, so offer a wreath made out of these flowers to her and after that perform aarti.
Maa Brahmacharini Mantra
Chant the following mantra to seek divine blessings of the goddess:
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
दधाना कर पद्माभ्याम अक्षमाला कमण्डलू।
देवी प्रसीदतु मई ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।
Yā dēvī sarvabhūtēṣu mām̐ brahmacāriṇī rūpēṇa sansthitā |
Namastasyai namō nama: ||
Dadhānā kara padmābhyāma akṣamālā kamaṇḍalū |
Dēvī prasīdatu ma’ī brahmacāriṇyanuttamā ||
May goddess Brahmcharini favors you with great emotional strength, prosperity, and certainty even at the breaking point. Happy Navratri!