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Second Day of Navratri October 4, 2024 Dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini

Second day of Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini in most parts of India. She is worshipped on October 4, 2024 during Sharad Navratri. She is worshiped on April 10, 2024 during Chaitra Navratri. ‘Brahma’ here refers to the meditative aspect of Brahmacharini and is always depicted as pious women or Sannyasin. This form Durga is two-armed and carries a rosary and sacred water pot (Kamandalu). Goddess Tara and Goddess Chamunda are also worshipped on the day in western region and some parts of North India. In many regions the first three days of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga.

Brahmacharini is associated with the pious form of Goddess Shakti. She is believed to be that aspect of Mother Goddess, which was present in Sati and Goddess Parvati, when they both did intense austerities to get Lord Shiva as husband.

She has control over Mangal Navagraha

Maa Brahmacharini has control over Mangal Grah.
She has the capacity solve problems created by Mangal Grah in the first and eighth house of the kundali or horoscope of a person.
She blesses a devotee with good wisdom, intelligence, long life and good health.

Worship and Puja of Brahmacharini
The direction associated with Goddess is south.
She should be worshipped in the early morning hours just before sunrise (Brahma muhurta).
The flowers offered to the goddess are a mixture of red and white.
Bhog or prasad offered to her should be made using wheat.

Students and Mentally Challenged people get benefits
Those people facing mental problems will get recovered after offering prayers to the Goddess.
Students undertaking exams and interviews should take her blessing for success.

Doctors and medical professionals worshipping  Maa Brahmacharini helps in a successful career.

A famous mantra dedicated to the Goddess is
या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

In some regions, Goddess Chamunda form of Durga is worshiped on the second day. In this form she is believed to have killed the demons Chanda and Munda.

Another form of Durga worshipped is that of Goddess Tara.

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