New Delhi| Jagran Lifestyle Desk: On the second day (April 14) of Chaitra Navratri, the devotees worship Maa Bhramcharini, a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. On this day devotees observe day-long fast and worship the second form of Goddess Durga by chanting mantras and performing aarti. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Brahmacharini carries japmala in her hand and adorns a white saree. It is said, devotees should offer jasmine flowers to Goddess, as it is her favourite flower. 

How to worship Maa Brahmacharini?

Step 1: The devotees should get up early and should take a bath.

Step 2: After this, the devotees should take flowers, roli, chandan, among other puja samagari and they should offer it to the idol of Goddess Brahmacharini.

Step 3: After this, the devotees chant mantras and they conclude the puja by performing a special Maa Durga Aarti.

Mantras to chant:

Ya devi sarvabhuteṣu maa brahmachariṇi rupeṇa sansthita |
Namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||
Dadhana kara padmabhyama akṣamala kamaṇḍalu |
Devi prasidatu maa brahmachariṇyanuttama ||

Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah॥

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakti Roopena Samsthitah||
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha||

Aarti:

Jai Ambe Gauri, Maiya Jai Shyama Gauri
Tumko Nishadin Dhyavat, Hari Bramha Shivri
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Maang Sindur Virajat, Tiko Mrigamad Ko
Ujjval Se Do Naina, Chandravadan Niko
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Kanak Saman Kalevar, Raktambar Raje
Raktpushp Gal Mala, Kanthan Par Saje
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Kehari Vahan Rajat, Khadag Khapar Dhari
Sur-Nar-Munijan Sevat, Tinake Dukhahari
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Kaanan Kundal Shobhit, Nasagre Moti
Kotik Chandra Divakar, Rajat Sam Jyoti
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Shumbh-Nishumbh Bidare, Mahishasur Ghati
Dhumravilochan Naina, Nishidin Madamati
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Chand-Mund Sanhare, Shonit Beej Hare
Madhu-Kaitabh Dou Mare, Sur Bhaya Door Kare
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Brahmani, Rudrani, Tum Kamala Rani
Agam Nigam Bakhani, Tum Shiv Patarani
Om Jai Ambe Gauri.
Chausath Yogini Gavat,Nritya Karat Bhairon
Bajat Tal Mridanga, Aru Baajat Damaru
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Tum Hi Jag Ki Mata, Tum Hi Ho Bharata
Bhaktan Ki Dukh Harta, Sukh Sampati Karta
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Bhuja Char Ati Shobhit, Varamudra Dhari
Manvanchhit Phal Pavat, Sevat Nar Nari
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Kanchan Thal Virajat, Agar Kapur Bati
Shrimalaketu Mein Rajat, Koti Ratan Jyoti
Om Jai Ambe Gauri
Shri Ambeji Ki Aarti, Jo Koi Nar Gave
Kahat Shivanand Svami, Sukh-Sampatti Pave

Apart from this, the devotees even offer kheer, sweets, and several fruits to the diety of Goddess Brahmacharini.

On this auspicious festival, we are wishing the readers of Jagran English a very Happy Navratri 2021.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma