Day 2 of Navratri i.e. Dwitiya is devoted to the second form of Nav Durga – Goddess Brahmacharini. She is believed to be the unmarried form of Mata Parvati when she did severe ‘tapa’ or penance for thousands of years to get Lord Shiva as her husband. The name Brahmacharini is given because of her tough penance and hard austerity. She personifies love and loyalty. She is also called ‘Uma’, ‘Aparna’ and ‘Tapacharini.’
Read: Navratri 2021, Day 2: Date, Colour, Maa Brahmacharini Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Shubh Muhurat and Significance
Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for success and prosperity in everyone’s life. Sharing a sacred song (stuti) of Goddess Brahmacharini, he tweeted: “Mother Brahmacharini, the goddess of renunciation and penance, is worshiped on the second day of Navratri. May Mata Brahmacharini bless all her devotees with success and prosperity.”
नवरात्रि के दूसरे दिन त्याग और तप की देवी मां ब्रह्मचारिणी की पूजा होती है। माता ब्रह्मचारिणी अपने सभी भक्तों को सफलता और समृद्धि का आशीर्वाद दें। pic.twitter.com/jOIzN1KFPq— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, 2021
On Day 1 of Navratri, Modi had wished people hoping the festival brings strength, good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives. He tweeted: “Navratri greetings to everyone. The coming days are about devoting ourselves to the worship of Jagat Janani Maa. May Navratri be the bringer of strength, good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives.”
Read: Navratri 2021: PM Modi Wishes for ‘Strength, Good Health and Prosperity in Everyone’s Lives’
He had also invoked Goddess Shailaputri, meaning the daughter of the mountains and one of the nine manifestations of Durga, who is worshipped the first day of Navratri. The prime minister had also shared a video and tweeted: “It is Day 1 of Navratri and we pray to Maa Shailputri. Here is a Stuti that is devoted to her.”
The Dwitiya Tithi will begin at 01:46 PM on October 7 and will continue till 10:48 AM on October 8. The auspicious time to perform Maa Brahmcharini Puja will prevail from 11:45 AM to 12:32 PM and 02:05 PM to 02:52 PM.
Maa Brahmacharni adorns herself in white attire holding a ‘tapa mala’ in her right hand and ‘kamandal’ in her left. She is represented barefooted. Know about the date, colour, Maa Brahmacharini Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Shubh Muhurat and significance.
NAVRATRI 2020 DAY 2 COLOUR
The Dwitiya Tithi of Navaratri will fall on Friday, hence the lucky colour of the day will be Green.
MAA BRAHMACHARINI PUJA VIDHI
Maa Brahmacharini puja begins with pouring milk, curd, melted butter, honey, and sugar on the idol. Then she is offered flowers, akshat, roli, sandalwood and bhog comprising sugar, mishri and panchamrit followed by her favourite flower Jasmine, paan, betel nut and cloves.
SIGNIFICANCE OF MAA BRAHMACHARINI PUJA
Maa Brahmacharini signifies love, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge and hence, those who worship her with utmost devotion, are blessed with calmness and happiness in their life. It is believed that she governs Lord Mangal, and hence provide wisdom and knowledge to her devotee. Hibiscus and Lotus are also offered to her during the puja.
MAA BRAHMACHARINI VAHAN
She is depicted barefooted.
MAA BRAHMACHARINI MANTRA
Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah!