Navratri is a famous Hindu festival that is celebrated for nine nights and spans the autumn season every year. It is often considered to be the festival of power. It’s believed that devotees can get special power and benefits in life by worshipping the nine forms of Goddess Durga. The nine-day festival of Navratri is celebrated with great pomp and show across the country. The second day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Mata Brahmacharini. Through special worship of the Goddess, the devotees seek their desired blessings from Mata Brahmacharini.
Who is Mata Brahmacharini?
Maa Brahmacharini is known to bestow her devotees with austerity, love, peace, and affection. According to the scriptures, Mata Brahmacharini comes second among the Navadurgas. Her form is very beautiful. She wears white clothes and holds a ‘Kamandal’ and a ‘Jaap mala’ in her hand. Maa Brahmacharini’s face is as bright as the sun and gives peace and coolness like the moon. She is believed to walk barefoot and not use any vehicle. Mata consumes fruits only and is regarded as the epitome of sacrifice. She also inspires her devotees to lead simple life.
Worship Day Mata Brahmacharini
In Chaitra Navratri 2023, Mata Brahmacharini will be worshipped on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Benefits of Worshipping Mata Brahmacharini
The worship of Mata Brahmacharini increases strength, virtue, restraint, determination, sacrifice, and patience. By the grace of Mata Brahmacharini, her devotees get able to face all the hurdles and challenges in their life. The biggest benefit is that by the grace of Maa Brahmacharini, humans are able to defeat even their internal enemies like greed, anger, lust, ego, etc. His grace fulfils all the wishes.
How to Conduct Special Worship of Brahmacharini
Get up early in the morning, have a bath, and wear fresh clothes. Clean the place of worship, install the picture or idol of Mata Brahmacharini and decorate the space for the puja. Then meditate in front of the idol or picture of Maa Brahmacharini. Perform the puja and offer yellow clothes, Jasmine flowers, fruits, naivedya and sweets to her as Bhog. Chant any mantra of Maa Brahmacharini 108 times to please her on puja day. In the evening, light an oil lamp and an incense stick again, offer Bhog, and perform the Aarti. Sadhaks who worship Maa Brahmacharini should observe the Brahmacharya Vrat.
Know about the Importance of Bhog
Special mantras of Mata Brahmacharini
|| Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah ||
|| Om Devi Sarvabhuteshu Brahmacharinyai Rupena Sanstha ||
|| Namastasyai, Namasthasai, Namasthasai Namo Namah ||
Story Related to Goddess Brahmacharini
It is believed that Himalaya Raj was the ultimate devotee of Adishakti Mata. By the grace of Mata, he was blessed with a daughter who was named Parvati. Mata Parvati was an incarnation of Sati, so she naturally had unconditional love for Lord Shiva. To marry Lord Shiva, Mata Parvati did severe penance. She used to do the penance with kamandal and Jaap garland in her hand. She used to live alone in the dense forest and ate fruits and flowers for a living. During this period, many asuras also tried to frighten her, but she did not get distracted from her penance and finally attained Shiva.
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Worship of Mata Brahmacharini for the Peace of Mars
There is a law to worship Maa Brahmacharini to get happiness, prosperity, and patience in life. The evil effects of Mars can be removed by the grace of Mata Brahmacharini. If a person has any defect of Mars in the horoscope, then he/she should definitely worship Mata Brahmacharini. Those who wish to achieve success and big goals in life should definitely take the special blessings of Maa Brahmacharini.
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