Welcome to the second day of Navratri fasts. Well, the second of this pious period of nine days is dedicated to Goddess Brahamcharini. Goddess Brahamcharini is another or the second form of Goddess Durga. On this day, special arrangements are made to worship Goddess Brahamcharini. The priests and people at home offer prayer in their own way. People who are observing fast, read the story of the Goddess and worship with a pure heart and soul. (Also read: Navratri Special: Significance of Worshiping Goddess Shailputri on Day One)
What is the process of offering prayer during Navratri fast?
The kalash that you have established the previous day has to be watered every day after taking bath. While worshipping Goddess Brahamcharini, the devotees offer a pair of cloves and betel leaves. Worshipping Goddess Brahamcharini helps to get rid of the negativity from life. Also, offer sugar or some sweet to the Goddess. Besides this, use hibiscus flowers and lotus flowers to worship the goddess.
By chanting this pious mantra one can worship Goddess Brahamcharini :
Yā dēvī sarvabhūtēṣu mām̐ brahmacāriṇī rūpēṇa sansthitā|
Namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namō nama: ||
Dadhānā kara padmābhyāma akṣamālā kamaṇḍalū |
Dēvī prasīdatu ma’ī brahmacāriṇyanuttamā (Also read: Navratri Special: What should one eat in breakfast during fasts)
What is the significance of the second day of Navratri fast?
She was the daughter of Himalaya. She desired the companionship of Lord Shiva under the influence of Devrishi Narada. For this, she devoted herself entirely in the tough penance. She almost observed fasting for hundreds of years. She had immense power and strength in her that she could carry forward her prayers and devotion. And finally, she got the fruit of her devotion. She is also the unmarried form of goddess Parvati.
What do we learn by worshipping Goddess Brahamcharini?
Worshiping Goddess Brahamcharini, one gets immense knowledge, respect and peace of mind. Besides this success and victory falls in the path of the worshiper. Goddess Brahamcharini helps the devotee in renouncing the world. Goddess Brahamcharini herself is very radiant and majestic in her appearance.
She is an epitome of love, wisdom and loyalty. A devotion to goddess Brahmacharini with pure heart and soul will help you with great emotional support and boost the confidence inside the body of a person. Besides this, the mind of the devotee moves upwards. This leads to the establishment of Swadhisthana Chakra. It also helps to keep the lower body of the devotee healthy and strong.She blesses the devotee with immense confidence. Also, the devotee will get rid of the greed, ego and the laziness from life by worshipping goddess Brahmacharini. (Also read: Navratri Special: Why is sendha namak more beneficial than common salt during fasting)