Today, on October 7, the festive season has been started with Navratri 2021.  It is a nine-day-long festival and Navratri literally means “nine nights”. During these nine days and nights, people worship Maa Durga, observe fast and celebrate the nine manifestations of feminine power as Durga represents feminine power. 

On October 8, Dwitiya tithi, the second form of Maa Durga – Mata Brahmacharini, is worshiped by the devotees. She is worshiped for peace and happiness. Mata Brahmacharini is always barefoot and carries a Jap Mala (prayer beads) in the right hand and a Kamandal (a pitcher) in the left. 

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Shardiya Navratri 2021, Day 2: Colour

The lucky/ suitable colour for the day would be “Green,” which represents nature. 

Shardiya Navratri 2021, Day 2: Timing

Dwitiya Tithi (Day 2) will begin at 01:46 pm, October 7 and prevail till 10:48 am, October 8.

Shardiya Navratri 2021, Day 2: Puja Vidhi

Place idol of Mata near Kailasha, sthapit on Day 1. Offer Pan, Supari and flowers (preferably Jasmine). Lit a Deepak and recite “Shri Durga Saptshati Path,” followed by “Maa Brahamacharini Mantra”.

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Shardiya Navratri 2021, Day 2: Mantra, Stuti and Prarthana

Mantra: Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah

Stuti: Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupena Samsthita, Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.

Prarthna: Dadhana Kara Padmabhyamakshamala Kamandalu, Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinyanuttama.

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