Day 2 - Devi Brahmacharini [Navratri]'s image
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Brahmacharini (ब्रह्मचारिणी) means a devoted female student who lives in an Ashram with her Guru along with other students. She is the second aspect of the Navadurga forms of Mahadevi The goddess is worshipped on the second day of Navaratri (the nine divine nights of Navadurga). The goddess Brahmacharini wears white clothes and holds a Japa mala in her right hand and Kamandala, a water utensil in her left hand.


[कनकधारा-स्तोत्रम् 18]

सरसिजनिलये सरोजहस्ते धवलतमांशुगन्धमाल्यशोभे ।

भगवति हरिवल्लभे मनोज्ञे त्रिभुवनभूतिकरि प्रसीद मह्यम् ॥

आप कमल में रहने वाले, हाथ में कमल धारण करने वाले, सफेद वस्त्रों, सुगंधों और मालाओं से सुशोभित,

सुंदर विष्णुप्रिया और तीनों लोकों को समृद्धि देनेवाली हैं। हे देवी मुझ पर कृपा करो।

तीनों लोकों को समृद्धि देनेवाली, हे देवी, मुझ पर कृपा करो ।

English translation: You are the one who lives in the lotus, holding the lotus in your hand,

adorned with white garments, scents, and garlands,

the beautiful Vishnupriya and the one who gives prosperity to the three worlds.

O Goddess, bless me...


She is the second aspect of Navdurga’s form of Mahadevi. The Goddess is worshiped on the second day of Navratri ( the nine divine nights of Navdurga). Brahmacharini is a devoted female student living in an ashram with her Guru and other students.

Maa Brahmacharini is the symbol of love and immense strength. She only desired to marry Lord Shiva. Her temple is located at the Panchganga Ghat, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

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