Maa Ambe, Maa Durga, Maa Bhagwati… It may be whatever incarnation of the Goddess but these all 9 avatars of Goddess Durga maa are known for their immense blessings during these 9 days in which thier forms are worshipped. One can feel the drums pounding as the lovely solid resounds noticeable all around, with the coming of Goddess Durga on Earth. To praise her re-visitation of Earth alongside her kids, Saraswati, Ganesh, Kartik and Laxmi, ‘Navratri is watched year in the period of Autumn.
Navratri in Sanskrit signifies ‘nine evenings’ and every day is commended to check Goddess Durga’s nine structures or symbols. The nation cheers with much cheer and bliss and pandals are built in different pieces of the nation. Individuals abroad likewise praise this promising celebration to spread the message that great consistently beats evil.
Navaratri 2021 Dates
Navaratri 2021 in India will begin on Thursday, 7 October and ends on Friday, 15 October 2021. Ashtami and navmi are on the same day this year on 14 October. Hence Dussehra will be celeberated on 15 October 2021 this year.
Let’s find out all nine forms of Goddess Durga, boons and prasad offered to each on the eve of Navratri 2021 Dates
1. Goddess Shailputri- Shailputri is the first holy incarnation of Goddess mother Durga, who embellishes a Trishul and a lotus in her hand in this avatar. She was born to the King of mountains ‘Himalya’, after which she is named Shailputri.
Shailputri avatar of Maa Durga is worshiped on the day one of Navratri. Due to her worship, the devotees are believed to be always full of wealth and grain. This avatar of Durga mata is offered with pure desi ghee on the first day.
2. Goddess Bramhachaarini- Bramhachaarini is the second holy incarnation of Goddess Durga. This religious goddess is an image of retribution, renunciation and respectability.
This form of Goddess Maa Durga is believed to provide eternal success to the devotees and seekers. Her worship awakens the spirit of tenacity, renunciation, disinterest, virtue and self-control. This avatar of Maa Durga is offered a bhog of sugar and fruits on the day.
3. Goddess Chandraghanta- Chandraghanta is the third holy incarnation of Goddess mother Durga who is a furious, 10 equipped with anger in her veins.
Worshiping of Goddess Chandraghanta brings freedom from all sins. The quality of heroism and courage increases in the self. The devotees voice and tone incorporates devine supernatural melody and increases attractiveness. She is offered kheer or sweets made using milk.
4. Goddess Kushmaanda- On the fourth day mother Kushmaanda is worshiped. Her worship brings accomplishments and wealth. Goddess Kushmanda is venerated in light of the fact that she is known as the creator of the universe with her energy and warmth.
All diseases and miseries of life are removed and eminence increases in life with her worship. Individuals offer her Malpua as bhog.
5. Goddess Skandmaata- The fifth day of Navratri is the day to worship Skandmaata. She is portrayed as a Goddess with four arms with a lotus in one hand and a Kamandalu and a chime in another.
The mother opens the door of salvation, immense happiness and fulfills all the wishes of her devotees. This quiet and peaceful Goddess is offered bananas as an indication of good wellbeing.
6. Goddess Katyayani- Mother durga’s sixth holy incarnation is of Goddess Katyayani who symbolizes of genuine commitment.
Wonderful powers are believed to be communicated by worshiping her. Katyayani enables the seekers and devotees to kill their enemies. Avatar of Maa Durga i.e Katyayani should be remembered and worshiped at the time of dusk. She is served honey as a prasad.
7. Goddess Kaalratri- On the seventh day of Navratri, Mother Kali is worshiped. This avatar is known as the protector of her devotees.
Worshiping her gives freedom from all the sins, enemies are destroyed and success in life speeds up. She is offered jaggery as prasad on the day.
8. Goddess Mahagauri- Mahagauri is the eighth form of Goddess. who rides on a bull or a trinket and is an image of profound retribution and persistence.
Devotees worship her on the eighth day of Navratri in the whole world. Worshiping Mahagauri provides the devotees with forgiveness of all their sins and increases the radiance of the face. It is believed that eminence increases and enemies vanish by praying this avatar of Maa Durga. She is offered coconut as bhog.
9. Goddess Siddhidatri- Maa Siddhidatri is worshiped on the ninth day of Navratri. The Goddess denotes information, insight and achievement.
With her worship devotees are blessed with lightness, eminence, courage, concentration and intelligence. Devotees offer the Goddess Siddhidatri with sesame seeds with ligeance.