Brahmcharini Puja on Second Day
Maa Durga was incarnated as the daughter of King Daksh and this form of her is known by the name of Brahmcharini Devi. In this incarnation, her name was Sati. This was her unmarried form which is worshipped as Brahmcharini Devi.
She has Jap mala (Rosary) in her right hand and Kamandalu in her left hand. She walks bare feet. To get Lord Shiva as her husband, she was on a diet of flowers and fruits only for 1000 years, followed by green leafy vegetables for another 100 years. She used to sleep on floor for her tapasya. She did severe tapasya for all seasons and remained on Bilva leaves for 3000 years for Lord Shiva. Her favourite flower is Jasmine and her favourite color is orange.
Mantra for Brahmcharini Puja are:
(i) Om Devi Brahamcharinyai Namaha ( ॐ देवी ब्रह्म्चरिण्यै नमः ) 108 recitation should be done of this mantra
(ii) Dadhaanaa Kar Padmaabhyaamakshmala Kamandaloo | Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmcharinyanuttamaa
(iii) Om Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Maa Brahamcharini Rupen Sansthita, Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namo Namaha
Which means, I worship Goddess Brahamcharini, who holds rosary in her right hand and Kamandalu in her left hand, please shower your blessings on me. A devotee who wants knowledge and wants to know God, he should worship Brahmcharini Devi during Navratri.
Jai Mata Di! Shubh Navratri 2017 and Brahmcharini Puja!!