Devi Brhamacharini Puja on Second day of Navrate
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Second day of Navrate - Brahmacharini

In her birth as sati the daughter of the powerful king Daksh was inspired by the recital of narada to seek Shiva as her spouse in order to attract the attention of her ideal spouse Shiva, one who was famous as a wandering ascetic, Sati undertook a series of difficult, ritual ascetic practices.

For count- years she remained engaged in the most rigorous of practices, until the gods were compelled to grant her boon. In this form, in the guise of an ascetic the goddess is known as Brhamacharini.

It as a result of her practices that "belpatra" leaves began to be used in the worship of Lord Shiva ever after. And because at one point Sati sustained her lie only by eating "belpatra" leaves, when she stopped eating even those, she also became known as Aparna, one who has shunned even the "parn" or tree leaves.

As a goddess she symbolizes the epitome of determined asceticism. Her name, Brhamacharini is a play on various aspects of tapasya or asceticism. The goddess is depicted as a young woman whose bearing is serene and whose being is suffused with an inner radiance. Her attire is simple and lotus flowers primary adornments. She holds a "kamandal" in one hand and rosary or prayer beads in the other both, are symbolic of sadhus or ascetics.

worshipped as the second manifestation of the Durga, the second of the Navratras is dedicated to her. granter of boons and the goddess of wish fulfillment, she is ultimately the goddess who symbolizes intese dedication, steadfastness of purpose and renunciation of the world and all its temptations.

As a force and facet of the female energy, Brhamacharini claims as her own the Swadhishtan Chakra. symbolized by a lotus with six petals, this is the chakra located in the reproductive parts and the one that Is the sexual energy of the human body

Mantra To chant on 2nd day of Navratre