On the second day of Navratri festival, the devotees worship goddess Brahmacharni, who is one of the nine forms of goddess Durga. This day is meant to signify the pinnacle of piousness. The goddess Brahmacharni wears white saree with light orange shaded border, holding Kamandal or water pot in one hand and Rosary in the other. The persons who worship Maa Brahmacharni with full devotion, do fast and chant mantras during second day, blessed with success, wisdom and knowledge.
In childhood, Devrishi Narad came to her and predicted that she will get married to Lord Shiva because of her connection with him from the previous birth as Sati. From there on, she went to seek penance and did Tapasya for hundreds of years without eating much. Ultimately, her wish was granted and Lord Shiva accepted her as his Consort. This is the reason that Goddess Durga became famous as Brahmacharni, which means the lady undergoing hard penance to seek her wish come true.
|NAVRATRI DAY 2 INFOMRATION|
|NAVRATRI DAY 2 DATE||18 October, 2020|
|SECOND DAY GODDESS||Maa Brahmacharini|
|OTHER NAMES||Parvati, Uma, Aparna, Patlabati|
|WEAPON||Kamandal, Japa Mala (Rosary)|
|NAVDURGA - AVATAR||Second Incarnation of Goddess Durga|
|MANTRA||ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥ - Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah॥|
2nd day of navratri is an important day of Navratri festival, which should be started with Puja and reading second chapter of Durga Shaptashathi. This year in 2020, second day of Navratri is lying on 18th October (Sunday).
Goddess Brahmacharini blesses all the devotees who perform the second day of worship with pure heart and devotion.
On the second day of Navratri, the devotees are said to wear white color for displaying their affection to the Goddess. It is believed that the Goddess Brahmacharni happens to enlighten the decent forms of tremendous power, divine nature and spiritualism. The excellent aspect of this day is that Goddess Brahmacharni invokes the feeling of undergoing hardship to achieve goodness in life. In fact, the lesson is that the path of truth is attained on following the act of penance. Certainly, it is an important day of Navratri festival, which should be started with Puja and reading second chapter of Durga Shaptashathi.
On the second day, devotees should give bath to goddess with milk, curd and after that offer flowers, rice and Kumkum to her. After bathing goddess, devotees put lotus garland and rose flowers over the photo or idol of the goddess and perform the aarti with Diya filled with ghee and chanting mantras. Then the persons offered Prasada like Elaichi or Mishri or Nuts. This is considered to be the main prasada on Dwitiya day of Navratri and is further distributed to the people in family. Well, it is also essential for the devotees to keep fast on these 9 days to get the blessing of Goddess.
Devotees should recite below listed Brahmacharini mantras and stutis to worship Maa Brahmacharini on the second day of navratri and to get Maa’s blessings.
दधाना कर पद्माभ्याम अक्षमाला कमण्डलू। देवी प्रसीदतु मई ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।
Dadhana Kar padmabhyam akshamala kamandalu| Devi Praseedatu Mayi Brahmacharinyanuttama||
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupena Samsthita। Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। जपमाला कमण्डलु धरा ब्रह्मचारिणी शुभाम्॥ गौरवर्णा स्वाधिष्ठानस्थिता द्वितीय दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्। धवल परिधाना ब्रह्मरूपा पुष्पालङ्कार भूषिताम्॥ परम वन्दना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोला पीन। पयोधराम् कमनीया लावणयं स्मेरमुखी निम्ननाभि नितम्बनीम्॥
Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam। Japamala Kamandalu Dhara Brahmacharini Shubham॥ Gauravarna Swadhishthanasthita Dwitiya Durga Trinetram। Dhawala Paridhana Brahmarupa Pushpalankara Bhushitam॥ Parama Vandana Pallavaradharam Kanta Kapola Pina। Payodharam Kamaniya Lavanayam Smeramukhi Nimnanabhi Nitambanim॥
In this way, the second day is celebrated. The festival of Navratri is held with much pomp and every temple is decorated in a plush manner to make the devotees get dazzled.