Navratri 2018 : Maa Brahmacharini worshipped on Day 2
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The second day of Navratri honors Maa Brahmacharini. Brahm means Tapa (Penance) and Charini means one who performs. She is known for her love, wisdom and majesty. Wearing white sari with orange border, she holds a rosary in her right hand and a Kamandal in her left hand. She is called Brahmchaarini because she performed tough penance to obtain Lord Shiva as her divine consort.
She ate very little for many years but her penance was so pure that lord shiva noticed her dedication and determination and made her wife. Due to her deep penance she is also called as Tapasyachaarini. Worshipping this form of maa durga gives spirit of penance, mental balance, emotional stability, confidence and nobility, determination to withstand the tough times in life. Devotee serves a bhog of sugar and fruits to Goddess Brahmacharini.
Mantra for worshiping Maa Brahmacharini.:
Yā dēvī sarvabhūtēṣu mām̐ brahmacāriṇī rūpēṇa sansthitā |
Namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namō nama: ||
Dadhānā kara padmābhyāma akṣamālā kamaṇḍalū |
Dēvī prasīdatu ma’ī brahmacāriṇyanuttamā ||
Maa Brahmachaarini Aarti :-
jay ambe brahmaachaarinee maata.
jay chaturaanan priy sukh daata.
brahma jee ke man bhaatee ho.
gyaan sabhee ko sikhalaatee ho.
brahma mantr hai jaap tumhaara.
jisako jape sakal sansaara.
jay gaayatree ved kee maata.
jo man nis din tumhen dhyaata.
kamee koee rahane na pae.
koee bhee dukh sahane na pae.
usakee virati rahe thikaane.
jo teree mahima ko jaane.
rudraaksh kee maala le kar.
jape jo mantr shraddha de kar.
aalas chhod kare gunagaana.
maan tum usako sukh pahunchaana.
brahmaachaarinee tero naam.
poorn karo sab mere kaam.
bhakt tere charanon ka pujaaree.
rakhana laaj meree mahataaree.