Category: Goddess Brahmacharini

Goddess Brahmacharini – worshiped on the second day of Navratri

Goddess Brahmacharini is worshiped on the second day of Navratri. Brahmacharini  is worshiped on second day of Navratri as the goddess who performed ‘Tapa’ (penance or continuous efforts) (Brahma – Tapa, Charini – Performer ). She personifies love and loyalty and provides knowledge and wisdom. Those who worship her, attain, Tap (Religious Austerity), Tyagi (Sacrifice), and Vairagya (Asceticism). She is shown to hold Japa mala (rosary beads) in her right hand and Kamandal in left hand.  This form of Shakti as per Yoga Shastras is present in second gonad chakra called Svadhisthana Chakra.  The bija sound for the chakras is VAM which removes attachments. In Ayurveda the 2nd Chakra represents the water element. In mythology ‘white’ represents purity of mind; beaded rosary or japa mala represents continuous efforts (meditation and concentration) and Kamandal represents acceptance and water in it represents pure thoughts.

Mantra for worship of Devi Brahmcharini  :

Om Devi Brahmcharinyai Namah  (ॐ देवी ब्रह्म्चरिण्यै नमः) (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)

Which means, O Goddess Brahmcharini, who holds rosary and Kamandalu in her hands, please on me. A devotee who is eager to know God, who want knowledge, he should worship Devi Brahmcharini on the second day of Navratri.


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