Maa Brahmacharini – Navratri Day 2
Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navaratri and is the second form of Mother Goddess. Brahmacharini means one who practices devout austerity. She enlightens us in the magnificent embodiment of Durga with great powers and divine grace. In one hand she carries a Rudraksha mala and in the other hand she carries a Kamandal (water utensil). This form of the Goddess has two arms only.
She is named so because She went through severe penance and lived a life of a hermit to get Lord Shiva as Her husband. The worship of this form of the Goddess is conducive to penance, renunciation and various other virtues. She is blissful and endows happiness, peace, prosperity and grace upon all devotees who worship her. Filled with bliss and happiness, she is the way to emancipation – Moksha.
Maa Brahmacharini Sholka :
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥