Updated: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:11 AM IST
THE NINE-Day long auspicious festival of Navratri is finally here and Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri. This festival is widely celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm. Navratri is a festival that is observed four times a year but is celebrated two times. The Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in spring and Shardiya Navratri is celebrated in autumn.
The nine days witness grand celebrations of the festival along with worshipping nine incarnations of Goddess Durga, also known as Navdurga. While the first day of the festival began with the puja of Maa Shailputri, the second day of Navratri, the form of Navdurga, Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped by the devotees.
Navratri 2022 Day 2: Significance
Goddess Parvati took birth at the home of Daksha Prajapati. In this form, the Goddess Parvati was a great Sati. Her unmarried form is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini. It is believed that Lord Mangal, the provider of all fortunes is governed by Goddess Brahmacharini.
According to Drik Panchang, Goddess Brahmacharini practised strict penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. She performed austerity and that is why she is known as Brahmacharini.
Navratri 2022 Day 2: Date and Shubh Muharat
The second day of Navratri will be celebrated on September 27. As per Drik Panchang, the Shubh Muhurat for the Dwitiya Tithi will be from 03:08 AM on September 27 to 02:28 AM on September 28.
Navratri 2022 Day 2: Puja Vidhi
To perform puja on the second day, the devotees should wake up early and take bath. Wear clean and fresh clothes for the puja. Dip the idol of Maa Brahmacharini in honey and milk and apply teeka on the forehead of the idol. Offer flowers, sandalwood, milk, curd and rice to the Goddess while performing puja. You can use hibiscus and white lotus for the puja on the second day of Navratri.
Navratri 2022 Day 2: Colour
The colour associated with the second day of Navratri is red. The red colour symbolizes passion and love and also is the most preferred colour of Chunni offered to the Goddess. This colour fills the person with vigour and vitality.
Navratri 2022 Day 2: Puja Mantra
Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah
Ya Devi Sarvbhteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Dadhana Kara Padmabhyamakshamala Kamandalu,
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinyanuttama.