Sindhara Dooj and Brahmacharini Puja

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.

Brahmacharini

Origin

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

Auspicious Time

This ritual is practiced in the third day of Navratri in the DwityaTithi.

Puja Vidhi

Atma Pooja

Puja done for self-purification

Tilak and Aachman

Put tilak on forehead and drink holy water from palms.

Sankalpa

Taking water in hand and making a wish in front of the Goddess.

Aavahana and Aasan

Offer flowers

Paadhya

Offer water to the Devi’s charan.

Aachman

Offer kapoor (camphor) mixed water.

DugdhaSnan

Offer cow milk for bathing

Ghrita and Madhusnan

Offer ghee and honey for bathing

Sharkara and Panchamritsnan

Offer sugar and the panchaamrita bathing.

Vastra

Offer sari or cloth to wear.

Chandan

Put Sandalwood tilak on the deity.

Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra

Dhoopa and Deepam

Prasad

Aarti & Mantra

DadhanaKarpadmabhyamakshamalakamandalu|
Devi PraseedatuMayiBrahmacharinyanuttama||

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