second day of navratri

The second day of Navratri is dedicated to the second manifestation of the Goddess known as Brahmacharini.The worship of this form of the Goddess is conducive to penance, renunciation and various other virtues.She is in the form of Mata Shakti and has two arms.

second day of navratri

This mantra to seek Maa’s divine blessings…

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
दधाना कर पद्माभ्याम अक्षमाला कमण्डलू।
देवी प्रसीदतु मई ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।

                                                                                                                                Brahmacharini is derived from “Brahma” which means penance.In one hand She carries a Rudraksha mala and in the other hand She carries a Kamandal. She is named so because She went through severe penance and lived a life of a hermit to get Lord Shiva as Her husband.