The food items prepared and offered to nine goddesses is known as the Bhog during Navratri. It is considered highly meritorious to offer nine different types of Prasad to the nine goddesses of Navratri. Each bhog carries special significance.
On the first day, Goddess Shailaputri is offered white colored food like kheer, chaval etc. If the food is prepared using cow ghee then the person offering the bhog will get relief from illness.
On the second day, Goddess Brhamacharini is offered food prepared using rock sugar (mishri), sugar and panchamrut. The person offering such a food will be blessed with long life.
On the third day, Goddess Chandraghanta is offered food made using milk. One has to perform food donation also on the day. A person will be blessed with happiness and all forms of unhappiness will be destroyed.
On the fourth day, Goddess Khushmanda is offered ‘mal pua’ (मालपुए ). The food should be then offered to poor children. By doing the bhog a person is blessed with intelligence and decision making power.
On the fifth day of Navratri, Goddess Skanda Mata should be offered food prepared using banana. This should then be offered to poor people. A person will be blessed with wisdom.
On the sixth day, Goddess Katyayani should be offered bhog prepared using honey. A person making the offering on the day will be blessed with physical beauty.
On the seventh day, Goddess Kalaratri should be offered food prepared using jaggery. This should then be offered to poor people. All forms of difficulties in the life will be destroyed after doing this bhog.
On the eighth day, Goddess Mahagauri should be offered food prepared using coconut. Wishes will be fulfilled by offering nariyal to this form of mother goddess.
On the ninth day, Goddess Siddhadatri should be offered food prepared using various grains like halwa, poori, chana, kheer etc. This should then be offered to poor people. A person will be blessed with peace and prosperity.