The second day of Navratri is observed in the Dwityatithi. This day worships Goddess Brahmacharini. She gives eternal bliss by knowledge of Supreme Self (God). Goddess Brahmacharini is also known as Tapascharini, Aparna and Uma.
Goddess Parvati took birth at the home of DakshaPrajapati in the form ofthe great Sati. Her unmarried form is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini. She is signified as the lady who practiced the toughest penance and hard austerity due to which she is namedBrahmacharni. Hibiscus and lotus flowers are used to garland the Goddess. The deity of the Goddess holds a mala in her right hand and kamandal in her left. She is always represented bare footed.
Maa Durga mantras for all nine days of the navratri
This ritual is practiced in the third day of Navratri in the DwityaTithi.
Puja done for self-purification
Tilak and Aachman
Put tilak on forehead and drink holy water from palms.
Taking water in hand and making a wish in front of the Goddess.
Aavahana and Aasan
Offer water to the Devi’s charan.
Offer kapoor (camphor) mixed water.
Offer cow milk for bathing
Ghrita and Madhusnan
Offer ghee and honey for bathing
Sharkara and Panchamritsnan
Offer sugar and the panchaamrita bathing.
Offer sari or cloth to wear.
Put Sandalwood tilak on the deity.
Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra
Dhoopa and Deepam
Aarti & Mantra