Second Day Of Navratri - Worship Maa Brahmacharini
On the second day of Navratri, there is a law to worship the Brahmacharini form of Maa Durga. The word Brahmacharini is a Sanskrit word. Which means one who behaves like Brahman or in other words, one whose conduct is like Brahman.
According to mythological belief, Maa Brahmacharini is considered to be an unmarried form of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati did penance for many years to get Lord Shiva as her husband. That is why she is known as Tapascharini. Maa Brahmacharini is also known as Uma and Aparna.
Maa Brahmacharini always fulfills the wishes of her devotees and destroys their sufferings. Maa Brahmacharini is another form of Goddess Durga, she is worshiped on the second day of Navratri. In this form, Maa Durga provides fruits to her devotees. By worshiping Goddess Brahmacharini, the spirit of renunciation, austerity, detachment, restraint, and virtue prevails in the person. With the grace of Maa Brahmacharini, all the troubles of the seeker's life end and he remains victorious in every place.
Form of Maa Brahmacharini
The nature of Maa Brahmacharini is very bright, luminous, and loving. Due to severe penance, there is a supernatural radiance on the face of the Maa.
Maa Brahmacharini is very calmly absorbed in penance.
Maa Brahmacharini is wearing white clothes.
Maa Brahmacharini holds Akshamala in her right hand and Kandal in her left hand.
Story of Maa Brahmacharini
According to mythology, Goddess Parvati did severe penance for years to get Lord Shiva as her husband. When he expressed his wish to his mother Maina Devi and father Himalaya, he did not accept it. But even this did not change the determination of Goddess Parvati and she went to the forest and started doing severe penance.
Lord Shiva took the form of a monk to test the determination of Goddess Parvati and started condemning himself. Even after hearing this, the determination of Goddess Parvati did not change. For hundreds of years, Goddess Parvati did severe penance by eating fruits and flowers, and vegetation. After that, eating Bilva's leaves, he did penance. In order to please Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati then observed a waterless fast by staying fast. Her body had become emaciated by such severe penance. After such severe penance, Lord Shiva fulfilled the wish of Goddess Parvati and accepted her as his wife. Goddess Parvati has been given the name of Brahmacharini due to her severe penance in the mountains for years.
Mantras of Maa Brahmacharini
After worshiping the Maa methodically, while reciting this mantra, meditate on Maa Brahmacharini.
Meditation Mantras of Maa Brahmacharini
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
जपमाला कमण्डलु धरा ब्रह्मचारिणी शुभाम्॥
गौरवर्णा स्वाधिष्ठानस्थिता द्वितीय दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।
धवल परिधाना ब्रह्मरूपा पुष्पालङ्कार भूषिताम्॥
परम वन्दना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोला पीन।
पयोधराम् कमनीया लावणयं स्मेरमुखी निम्ननाभि नितम्बनीम्॥
ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥
Praise Mantra of Maa Brahmacharini
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
दधाना कर पद्माभ्याम अक्षमाला कमण्डलू।
देवी प्रसीदतु मई ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।
ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥
Maa Brahmacharini is worshiped on the second day of Navratri. You can Talk to astrologers to know the right time to worship Maa Brahmacharini.