The second form of Maa durga is Goddess Brahmacharini. She is depicted as pious women or Sannyasin, who mediates and likes simplicity. Lets known the Navratri Puja rituals to please this form of Maa durga. Goddess Parvati was a great Sati and tapsavi. In order to get Lord Shiva as her husband she did severe penance and performed hard austerity. This unmarried meditating form of Maa Parvati is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini.
- She personifies love and loyalty.
- Mata Bhramacharni is store-house of knowledge and wisdom.
- It is believed that Lord Mangal, the provider of all fortunes, is governed by Goddess Brahmacharini.
- Begin a tapsavi, she believes in simplicity and get impresses by simple offerings.
- She is also known as Devi Yogni and Devi Tapsvini.
Appearance of Maa Brahmacharini
Maa Brahmacharini is depicted as walking bare feet in jungle. She is in form of a sanyasini hence She carries Jap Mala in the right hand and Kamandal in the left hand. Her most adorned ornament is Rudraksha.
Navratri Puja Mantra
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलु !
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्म्चारिन्यनुतमा !!
Meaning of Mantra: Goddess Brahmchaarini wears white color clothes, she holds rudraksh mala, lotus flower, kamandalu, in her hands. Goddess brahmcharini is the “tapaswini” roop of goddess.. who gives freedom from Kaama, krodha.
Navratri Puja Bhog for Maa Brahmacharini
As maa lived a simple life full of penance she like simple thing. Just offer sugar and fruits to Maa Brahmcharini and please her. You can offer prasad at KAnya kumari shaktipeeth. Kanya kumari is a place where Maa is worshiped as Sanyasini. Click here to get prasad from Goddess Bhagavathy.
It is said that before getting married to Lord Shiva Maa Parvati spent 1000 years in deep penance. She lived a extremely simple life and had survived on diet of flowers, fruits and leafy vegetables. She followed strict fast, slept on floor. Due to her great devotion, immense love, and hardship she finally got married to Lord Shiva.