The second form of Goddess Durga, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratra. In 2018, Brahmacharini will be worshipped on 19th March. The form of Devi Brahmacharini is similar to her name and gives infallible fruits to her devotees. By worshiping her the virtues like penancing, renouncing, dispassion, ethical conduct and restraint in a person is increased and he gets freedom from all the troubles and sufferings in life.
Worship the goddess Brahmacharini along with all other gods and goddesses with flowers, rice, sandalwood in the kalash that you have established on the first day of the Navratra. Give her the bath of milk, curd and honey and offer her the Prasada that is being offered to the goddess.After offering the Prasada encompass her with Paan Supari. Brahmacharini is worshipped after the Kalash dev, the lord of the villages, town and planets.
Take one flower in your hands while worshipping the goddess and chant, “Dadhana Kar padmabhyamakshamalakamandalu, Devi Praseedatu Mayi Brahmacharinyanuttama”.
Now give her the bath of Panchamrit and offer flowers, rice and Kumkum to her. Take a garland made of red flower and lotus and put it over the idol of the goddess. Perform the Aarti with Diya filled with ghee along with Paan, Supari and Prasada.
It is believed that goddess Durga reside on earth during nine days of Navratri. Therefore, it is believed to be an auspicious time for penance and austerity. The person who observes the fasts and worship the goddess with full faith and dedication is blessed with peaceful and happy life. The devotees of goddess Brahmacharini gets a happy life and no suffering bothers him.
The appearance of goddess Brahmacharini is quiet and absorbed in meditation. Goddess Brahmacharini is the second power of the nine manifestations of goddess Durga. Brahma means “tapa” or penance and Charini means observer, thus it is name of the one who observes penance. The goddess is quiet and absorbed in meditation. She is a unique blend of radiance and rigorous austerity that can be seen on her face which highlights all the three worlds.
The goddess holds a rosary in her right hand and Kamandalu in her left and personifies love and loyalty. She is the other form of meditation and universe. The other names of the goddess is Tapashcharini, Aparna and Uma. On this day, the worshipper’s mind is established into Swadishthan cycle and receives the blessings from Goddess Brahmacharini.