The second form of Nav Durga, Maa Brahmacharini Is devoted on the second day of Navratri. Who is Maa Brahmacharini ? What is the story of Brahmacharini? What is the significance of Navratri’s second day? Here’s everything you need to know about the second form of Goddess Durga. You can also find the mantra and aarti of Maa Brahmacharini here.
Who is Brahmacharini?
The Second Form of Maa Durga is Maa Brahmacharini. She is a storehouse of knowledge and wisdom.
The word “Brahm” refers to Tapa and her name means- the one who performs Tapa. Brahmacharini is also known as Tapascharini, Aparna, and Uma. She is always represented as barefooted. She is full of merriment. She personifies love and loyalty.
There is a rosary in her right hand and Kamandal in her left hand. Rudraksha is her most adorned ornament. The facade of Maa Brahmacharini symbolizes simplicity. Navratri’s 2nd night is worshipping Maa Brahmacharini.
Navratri’s second day is worshipped for good fortune and removes all the obstacles from our lives. The seeker must worship Brahmacharini to clear the hurdles in your progress.
Maa Brahmacharini Story
Goddess Parvati took birth in the home of Daksha Prajapati in the form of the great Sati. Her unmarried form is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini. She is signified as the lady who practised the toughest penance and hard austerity due to which she is named Brahmacharini. Hibiscus and lotus flowers are used to garland the Goddess.
Going by the story, she was born in the Himalayas. Devrishi Narada influenced her thoughts and as a result, she practised tough tapa or penances as she was determined to obtain Lord Shiva.
Maa Brahmacharini Mantra
The Maa Brahmacharini mantra is chanted to invoke the blessings of the Goddess, seeking her guidance on the path of knowledge and spiritual discipline. Reciting this mantra with devotion helps in cultivating inner strength, wisdom, and the virtues of a disciplined life, in alignment with Maa Brahmacharini’s essence.
ya devee sarvabhooteshu brahmachaarinee roopen sansthita.
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo nam:
devee praseedatu mayi brahmachaarinyanuttama.
Maa Brahmacharini Aarti
The Maa Brahmacharini Aarti is a heartfelt prayer dedicated to the second form of Goddess Durga. Devotees sing this aarti with deep devotion, seeking her blessings for wisdom, inner strength, and spiritual growth on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.
जय अंबे ब्रह्माचारिणी माता।
जय चतुरानन प्रिय सुख दाता।
ब्रह्मा जी के मन भाती हो।
ज्ञान सभी को सिखलाती हो।
ब्रह्मा मंत्र है जाप तुम्हारा।
जिसको जपे सकल संसारा।
जय गायत्री वेद की माता।
जो मन निस दिन तुम्हें ध्याता।
कमी कोई रहने न पाए।
कोई भी दुख सहने न पाए।
उसकी विरति रहे ठिकाने।
जो तेरी महिमा को जाने।
रुद्राक्ष की माला ले कर।
जपे जो मंत्र श्रद्धा दे कर।
आलस छोड़ करे गुणगाना।
मां तुम उसको सुख पहुंचाना।
ब्रह्माचारिणी तेरो नाम।
पूर्ण करो सब मेरे काम।
भक्त तेरे चरणों का पुजारी।
रखना लाज मेरी महतारी।
Maa Brahmacharini is a symbol of dedication, penance, and spiritual growth. Her name reflects the virtue of leading a chaste and disciplined life. Devotees honour her on this day, seeking her blessings to acquire wisdom and inner strength. Navratri’s second day reminds us of the importance of embracing self-discipline and knowledge in our spiritual journey. As the festival unfolds, Maa Brahmacharini’s significance inspires us to pursue truth, righteousness, and the path of self-realization, forging a deeper connection with the divine and embarking on a quest for enlightenment.