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Second day of Dashain: Brahmacharini Devi is worshiped

2022 Sep 27, 9:01, KATHMANDU
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On the second day of Navratri, Brahmacharini Devi, one of the nine Durgas, is ritually worshiped in the Dashainghar or Pooja room. There is a religious belief that one can gain knowledge of Brahmanhood if one invokes Brahmacharini Devi if worshipped properly.

The second goddess of Navadurga is called Brahmacharini in the belief that she is constantly striving to make living beings in the world attain Brahman, in the form of Satchidananda. There is a law that lotus, akshamala, and kamandalu should be made in the hands of Brahmacharini.

It is said in texts such as Markandeya Purana, that, "Brahma Charayitun Seelam Yasya: Sa Brahmacharini" i.e., Brahmacharini is the nature of attaining Satchidananda Brahmaswarup. Therefore, those who want to know the Brahman, especially worship Brahmacharini Devi in ​​a special form.

During Navratri, crowd of devotees worship and gather at Shaktipeeth all over the country. Likewise, Hanumandhoka Durbar Care Center has informed that Brahmacharini Devi will be ritually worshiped today at Dashinghar in Hanumandhoka Darbar, where Navadurga will be worshiped on behalf of the state.

On Monday, the first day of Navratri, barley jamra was kept in the Dashainghar or Pooja room as per Vedic ritual. On the same day, first goddess Shailputri among the nine Durga was worshiped at the place where the desecration was done.

On the nine days of Navratri, chants of Durga Saptashati (Chandi), Shri Maddevi Bhagwat, and other Goddess Stotras are recited at the site where the desecration is held. It is a religious belief that on the occasion of Navratri if one worships the Goddess and worships them, one will get power, wealth, and knowledge.

On this basis, Vedic Sanatan Dharma devotees perform special worship of Goddess Durga every year from Ashwin Shukla Pratipada to Navami. Prasad, which is worshiped for nine days, is carried from Vijayadashami to the day of Kojagrat Purnima.

There are four Navratras in a year. Among them, Goddess Shakti is specially worshiped during Navratri which falls in Ashwin Shukla Paksha and Chaitra Shukla Paksha. Even though some devotees worship the Goddess during Navratri which falls in the month of Pus and Asar, it is not celebrated in the same way as during Ashwin Chaitra.



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