Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Navratri Day 2: Adore Goddess Brahmacharini and Celebrate Cheti Chand

Today Goddess Brahmacharini would bestow her benediction. So on the second day of Navratri 2017, beseech Goddess Brahmacharini by her invocation and emanating the vile aspect of us.

हिन्दी में जानने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Today on the second day of Navratri, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshiped and reverenced. Venerating Goddess Brahmacharini uproots all the miseries and anguish from the life of the people. Let us cognize the quintessence of worshiping Goddess Brahmacharini.

Maa Brahmacharini

The second day of Navratri festival is instantiated to worship Goddess Brahmacharini. This second manifestation of Goddess Durga is believed to be an unwed form of Mata Parvati. The word Brahmacharini is a Sanskrit word, in which Brahma means austerity and Charini means a generous natured or unselfish in conduct. So, it can be inferred that Brahmacharini epitomizes an idol of goodness or generosity. She is known for her austerity in order to marry Lord Shiva and that is why she is referred to as Brahmacharini. One can achieve success and prosperity by the grace of Goddess Brahmacharini. Worshiping Goddess Brahmacharini induces sacrifice, patience, virtue in the humans and also annihilates the malevolent facet of a person. 

Appearance of Goddess Brahmacharini

The mein of Maa Brahmacharini is passably irradiating and due to the severe austerity she possess an amazing gleam on her face. Goddess Brahmacharini is often delineated in a white attire carrying a jap mala in her right hand and Kamandal in her left hand.

Puja Vidhi

Goddess Brahmacharini must be worshiped in the following way:

  1. Worship Kalash Devta exactly according to the rituals before worshipping Goddess Brahmacharini.
  2. Now holding flowers in your hand, start worshipping Goddess Brahmacharini.
  3. After this, perform Abhishek for Goddess Brahmacharini with Panchamrit (Pour Panchamrit on the idol of the Goddess). After this, offer red flowers, vermilion, and rice to the Goddess.
  4. Lit a camphor or clarified butter lamp and perform ‘Aarti’ for Goddess Brahmacharini and ask for forgiveness to all the sins and mistakes you made in your life.

Cheti Chand

Celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra, Cheti Chand marks the beginning of a new year. On this day, the Sindhis community celebrate the festival of Cheti Chand. This festival is celebrated as a birth anniversary of Saint Jhulelal and that is why it is also called as Jhulelal Jayanti. On this day, Sindhis worship deity of water, Varuna Deva to seek happiness and prosperity in their lives. Since, Jhulelal is known to be an incarnation of God of Water so the festival of Cheti Chand is not just limited up to its religious significance, rather, it is a symbol of Sindhi Civilization.

We, at AstroSage wish all our viewers a very Happy Navratri and we hope that you gain prosperity by seeking the blessings of Maa Brahmacharini.

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