Navratri Ninth Day 2023 Ninth day of Navratri is the last day of navratri Puja. This day is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri who is the ninth incarnation of goddess Durga. She offers all type of Siddhis (Perfection) to the devotees so she is known as Siddhidatri Maa. Other name of Maa Siddhidatri is Goddess Lakshmi who represents the wealth, happiness and success. 9th avatar of Goddess Durga, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped by Siddha, Gandharva, Asura, Deva and Yaksha. According to Markandeya Purana, there are eight types of Siddhis, which are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitwa and Vashitva. By worshipping with full devotion and pure heart, devotees can achieve all these Siddhis as the blessings of Maa Siddhidatri.
Navratri Eighth Day 2023 Eighth day of navratri puja is also known as Maha Pooja during Navratri. The eight day of Navratri or Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri, who is the eighth Avatar of nine goddess. She is the wife of lord Shiva. Her name denotes, why she is called by the name Mahagauri, “Maha” means extreme or great and “Gauri” means white complexion. She has the extreme white complexion like moon or snow. Goddess Mahagauri has other names also which are Shwetambardhara, Vrisharudha, Chaturbhuji and Shambhavi. The reasons behind these names are, she dressed white cloths so called as “Shwetambardhara”, rides the bull so known as “Vrisharudha” and have four hands so knows as “Chaturbhuji”.
Navratri Seventh Day 2023 As the navratri festivities reach to seventh day of navratri puja, devotees soak into religious activities and in goddess’s Bhakti. Goddess Kalaratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri pooja who is the seventh incarnation of Goddess Durga among Navdurga. It is believed that she is the most violent goddess among nine goddess of navratri. She kills the Asuras and demons before the blink of eye. Devotees should not scare with her appearance as she blesses devotees with power and renowned status and protect them with all bad evils. She is known with the other names “Shubhankari” and “Kali Maa”.
Navratri Sixth Day 2023 On the sixth day of navratri, Goddess Katyayani is worshipped all over the world. Devi Katyayani is the sixth manifestation among Navdurga. According to Hindu mythology, there was a sage named Katyayana who had a wish that Goddess Durga take the birth as his daughter at his home so he performed the hard penance to please the God. After years of hard penance, God accepted his wish and Goddess Durga was born to sage Katyayana’s Home on Dakshin Krishna Chaturdashi that is why she is known by the name of Katyayani in all over the world. To protect the Devas, Devi Katyayani leads the war from the side of the Gods. When demon Mahishasur crossed all the limits then she killed the demon Mahishasur and freed all the Gods from the torment of Asuras. Goddess Katyayani is one of the violent Devi in the nine goddess
Navratri Fifth Day 2023 On the fifth day of the Navratri festival, Goddess Skandmata is worshipped who is the fifth incarnations of goddess Durga. She is the mother of Skanda Kumar (lord Kartikeya) who is the brother of lord Ganesha. Lord Kartikeya was the commander in chief against the war of demons. Skandmata is the daughter of Himalaya and wife of the lord Shiva. The navratri fifth day puja’s rituals are the same as it is on other days.
Navratri Fourth Day 2023 On the fourth day of Navratri puja, the devotees worship Goddess Kushmanda who is the one form of the nine incarnations of goddess Durga. The other famous names of Kushmanda Maa are “Adishakti”, “Adiswarup” and “Ashtabhuja Devi or Ashtabhujadhari Devi” goddess around the world. According to Hindu mythology, it is said, that when lord Vishnu was starting to create the universe goddess Kushmanda smiled and move forward thus the whole universe come into existence. There was perpetual darkness all around and no existence of anything then she created the whole universe with her divine smile. Fourth day of navratri puja is performed like another days, where Kalash and lord ganesha is worshipped after that Kushmanda devi is worshipped by the devotees. After worshipping Kushmanda, devotees should worship lord Shiva and Brahma on the fourth day.
Navratri Third Day 2023 The third day of Navratri is dedicated to goddess Chandraghanta Maa, one of the nine incarnations of goddess Durga. She has “Half Moon” on her forehead, as the shape of bell (Ghanta) that is why she is called by the name Chandraghanta Devi. Third day of navratri’s goddess, Chandraghanta’s form is very beautiful, mesmerizing, blissful and peaceful. Chandraghanta Maa wears the white attire and the tiger or lion is her vehicle. Maa Chandraghanta has three eyes and ten hands. She holds the Lotus flower, Arrow, Bow and Jaap Mala in her right hand and the fifth hand is in the “Abhaya Mudra” pose. She holds the Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her left hand and the fifth hand is in the pose of “Varada Mudra”.
Navratri Second Day 2023 On the second day of Navratri festival, the devotees worship goddess Brahmacharini, who is one of the nine forms of goddess Durga. This day is meant to signify the pinnacle of piousness. The goddess Brahmacharini wears white saree with light orange shaded border, holding Kamandal or water pot in one hand and Rosary in the other. The persons who worship Maa Brahmacharini with full devotion, do fast and chant mantras during second day, blessed with success, wisdom and knowledge.
Navratri First Day 2023 The first day of Sharad navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri, who is also a form of Mother Nature. She is the first incarnation (First Avatar) of Goddess Durga.
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