NavaDurga or NabaDurga - Nine forms of Durga, are nine manifestations of the goddess Durga in Hinduism, especially worshipped during the festival of Navratri where each of the nine manifested forms are venerated respectively for each night.
Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava meaning Nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped.Navratri - a nine day festival dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga.Shakti is the source of everything, and represents the Supreme in this divine form.Navratri is one of the most significant festivals, celebrated twice a year, once in summer and once in the winter. Navratri is celebrated for nine nights. During this festival, people pray to Goddess Durga as she is believed to be the representation of positive cosmic energy – the Adi Shakti. Navratri is celebrated to worship Goddess Durga and her myriad forms in all its glory.
Each of the nine days of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of different forms of the benevolent mother Devi Durga. This is a very unique and elaborate powerful Puja for all the nine forms of Devi Durga. She is the divine energy or the driving force which enlivens the entire creation. The nine different manifestation of Devi Durga are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skand Mata, Katyayani, Kaal Ratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti / Devi are worshiped.Durga, the Mother Goddess of the Hindus and a form of Devi and Shakti, is believed to have manifested in various forms, and Navadurga Maa are believed to be the most sacred aspects of Goddess Durga.The last 3 days of Navratri are called Durgashtami (8th day), Mahanavami (9th day) and Vijayadasami (10th day). On the morning of the tenth day there is a fire ceremony dedicated to Shiva, where the Navaratri participants have a chance to receive Shiva's blessing.
The nine manifestations of Maa Durga that are worshiped with fervor during Navratri, are believed to lift divine spirit in us to help us overcome obstacles and get liberated from unnecessary qualities to be filled with new freedom and purity.
The nine forms of Goddess Durga (also synonymous with Gauri) or (Parvati) are: Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidhatri. All these nine names of Goddesses are decribed in "Devi Kavacha" of the Chandipatha scripture. Also called The Devi Mahatmyam or Devi Mahatmya ("Glory of the Goddess") it is a Hindu religious text describing the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. As part of the Markandeya Purana, it is one of the Puranas or secondary Hindu scriptures, and was composed in Sanskrit around c. 400-500 CE, with authorship attributed to the sage (Rishi) Markandeya. Devi Mahatmyam is also known as the Durga Saptashati or Chandi Patha. The other important work that focuses on veneration of the divine feminine is Devi Bhagavata Purana ("The Old Book of the Goddess"), also known as Shrimad Devi Bhagvatam or the Devi Bhagavatam. Durga, the Mother Goddess of the Hindus and a form of Devi and Shakti, is believed to have manifested in various forms, and Navadurga Maa are believed to be the most sacred aspects of Goddess Durga.
According to a Hindu tradition, it is believed that there are three major forms in which Goddess Durga manifested herself, namely, Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi and Mahakali who are the active energies (Shakti) of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra respectively (without these goddesses the gods will lose all their powers). These three forms of Durga further manifested in three more forms each, and thus emerged the nine forms of Durga, which are collectively called Navadurga or Nine Durgas:
Performing the Navdurga puja yagya- 1.blesses with immense energy. As a result, even the greatest hardships that may seem hopeless to an individual may be conquered and at the same time immense blessings from the Divine Mother can be brought in. 2.If the planetary condition is not good in your horoscope or the stars are not in your favor then this puja is most powerful.
Navdurga / 9 Forms of Goddess :
Shailaputri-Day of worship: 1st day of Navratri Maa Shailputri - The Navratri commences with the 1st night devoted to the puja of Maa "Shailputri". "Shail" means mountains; the daughter of king of Mountains .Her 2 hands, display a trident and a lotus. She is mounted upon a bull.She is also known as Hemavati and Parvati. Due to her importance among all nine forms Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. Similar to her previous birth as Goddess Sati, Goddess Shailputri got married to Lord Shiva In Sanskrit, Shailputri is an combination of two words- 'Shail' which means mountains and 'Putri' which means daughter. Shail means the mountain and due to which Goddess was known as Shailputri, the daughter of the mountain. Goddess Shailaputri is considered the absolute form of Mother Nature. In some cultures, she is also known as Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva, the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya. Born as the daughter of Himalaya and first, among the Navdurgas, Shailaputri literally means daughter (putri) of the mountain (shaila). Goddess Shailputri is an absolute form of Mother Nature. She is the embodiment of patience and devotion. She is also Goddess Parvati who is revered as the consort of Lord Shiva in this form. Before taking the form of Shailaputri, she was Sati in her previous birth, who immolated herself in a yogic fire as her husband Lord Shiva was humiliated in a sacrificial ceremony held by her father Daksh Prajapati. She takes the incarnation of Devi Shailputri to be married again to Lord Shiva with due respect.Devi Shailaputri resides in Muladhara Chakra, being the source of Shakti. Starting the first day of our spiritual journey is to focus on this chakra to be bestowed with strength, courage, and composure. The color “Red” is significant for this day as this Devi symbolizes action and vigor to be steadfast in achieving our goals. Devi Shailaputri has been considered the embodiment of patience and upon awakening begins her journey from her father to her husband from the Muladhara Chakra or the root chakra which in yogic terms is said to be the base from which the three main psychic channels emerge.Performing Devi Shailputri pooja Any kind of bad effect,Doshas of the chandrama may be get rid ofin Kundali.It brings peace, happiness, trust and love in your marriage life.
Governing planet: Moon Mantra: Oṃ Devī Śailaputryai Namaḥ ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः
Brahmacharini-Day of worship: 2nd day of Navratri-The 2nd day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Brahmacharini - the 2nd form of NavDurga. She gives eternal bliss by knowledge of the Supreme Self. Brahmacharini is also known as Tapascharini, Aparna and Uma. Brahma means " the sacred knowledge". charini is the feminine version of one who is a charya which means "occupation with, engaging, proceeding, behaviour, conduct, to follow, moving in, going after". The word brahmacharini in Vedic texts means a female who pursues the sacred religious knowledge.It is also the name of the second aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati).
Worshipping Maa Brahmacharini is believed to invoke the strength of abstaining from food and water or facing any hardship for 9 days to achieve bliss and happiness. Goddess Brahmacharini is believed to bestow her devotees with wisdom and knowledge. Her puja gives good fortune and remove all the obstacles from our life.Worshipping Maa Brahmacharini is believed to invoke the strength of abstaining from food and water or facing any hardship for 9 days to achieve bliss and happiness.
Governing planet: Mars
Mantra: Oṃ Devī Brahmacāriṇyai Namaḥ ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नम:
Chandraghanta,-Day of worship: 3rd day of Navratri-Goddess Chandraghanta is considered as the third avatar of Goddess Durga who is worshipped by the devotees on the third day of Navratri. She brings tranquility, prosperity and peace in the life when worshipped. The name of the third divine form of the Mother Goddess is Mother Chandraghanta.The third day of Navratri celebrations is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta. On the forehead of Goddess Chandraganta is a Jewel Studded Crown on which the shape of Crescent Moon .The Half moon on her forehead looks like a Bell Ghanta and so the Mata is Known as Chandra ganta.Devi Maa Chandraganta has ten arms.
Governing planet: Venus Mantra: Oṃ Devī Candraghaṇṭāyai Namaḥ ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नम:
Kushmanda, -Day of worship: 4th day of Navratri-Kushmanda Mata is worshipped on the Fourth day of Navratri. The 4th day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Kushmanda Mata . - the 4th form of NavDurga.Ku means "a little", Ushma means "warmth" or "energy" and Anda taken from the last three words of the Sanskrit word “Brahmand“ that means The Universe After taking the form of Siddhidatri, the Mother Goddess began to live inside the Sun, resulting in liberation of the Sun's energy to the universe. Since then, this form of the Goddess has been known as Kushmanda, namely for her power and capability to live inside the Sun. The glow and radiance of her body is as luminous as that of the Sun.
Governing planet: Sun Mantra: Oṃ Devī Kūṣmāṇḍāyai Namaḥ ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नम:
Skandamata, -Day of worship:5th day of Navratri-Skandamata is worshipped on the Fifth day of Navratri. The 5th day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Skandamata . - the 5th form of NavDurga. Goddess Skandamata mounts the ferocious lion. She is also recognized as "The Goddess of Fire" She carries baby Skanda in her lap. Lord Skanda(also known as Kartikeya or Lord Murugan) is the brother of Ganesha. Goddess Skandamata is depicted with four hands. She carries lotus flowers in Her upper two hands. She holds baby Skanda in one of Her right hands and keeps the other right hand in Abhayamudra. She sits on a lotus flower and because of that, is also known as Goddess Padmasana. Powers: Devotees who worship this form of the Mother Goddess get the added benefit of blessings of Lord Skanda, the God of War (also known as Kartikeya).
Governing planet: Mercury Mantra: Oṃ Devī Skandamātāyai Namaḥ ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नम:
Katyayani,-Day of worship: 6th day of Navratri-Katyayani Devi Mata. is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. The 6th day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Katyayani Devi . - the 6th form of NavDurga Katyayani is another name for Goddess Durga. As per ancient scriptures all the unmarried gopis in Vrindavana used to daily worship Goddess Katyayani early in the morning after taking bath in the river Yamuna. Katyayani is another name for Goddess Durga. The unmarried girls used to pray with great devotion to Goddess Katyayani, addressing her as follows: "O supreme eternal energy of the Personality of Godhead, O supreme mystic power, O supreme controller of this material world, O Goddess, please be kind to us and arrange for our marriage with the son of Nanda Maharaja, Krsna". A male can get this yagna done for a girl and vice versa for success in love with auspiciousness and fruitful marriage. Katyayani yagna is also recommended for couples who already love each other but are facing difficulties in being together such as parents' disapproval, interference by others, interference by those trying to keep them apart, not being able to get married to be together and other obstacles.
Governing planet: Jupiter Mantra: Oṃ Devī Kātyāyanyai Namaḥ ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नम:
Kaalratri,-Day of worship: 7th day of Navratri-Goddess Durga Kalaratri is worshipped on the Seventh day of Navratri. The 7th day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Mahagauri . - the 7th form of NavDurgaThis is the fiercest and the most ferocious form of the Mother Goddess, in which she manifests to destroy the demons Sumbha and Nisumbha. Kalaratri, meaning the night of death (death night). All time, light, emotions, life forms and others all blend into her. She is the death of time and is greater than Kala (time) himself.Her complexion is dark black and She rides on a donkey. She is depicted with four hands. Her right hands are in Abhayamudra and Varadamudra. She carries a sword and deadly iron hook in her left hands.Kaalratri is also known as Shubankari meaning auspicious/doing good in Sanskrit, due to the belief that she always provides auspicious results to her devotees. Hence, it is believed that she makes her devotees fearless & remove all the fear from the heart and make the devotees bold and self confident. .Although the Goddess Kalaratri is the most ferocious form of Goddess Parvati, She blesses her devotees with Abhaya and Varada Mudras. Because of her Shubh or auspicious power within her ferocious form Goddess Kalaratri is also known as Goddess Shubhankari.
Governing planet: Saturn Mantra: Oṃ Devī Kālarātryai Namaḥ ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नम:
Mahagauri-Day of worship: 8th day of Navratri-Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the eight day of Navratri. The 8th day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Mahagauri . - the 8th form of NavDurga.Mahagauri is known as the goddess of purity and cleanliness. The man who pleases her, by her grace, all of his flaws, faults, and mistakes will be burnt to ashes and he will be redeemed. Siddhidhatri is the one who removes ignorance and she provides the knowledge to realize true reality. The Siddhi that she provides is the realization that only she exists. She is the mistress of all achievements.Due to her extremely fair complexion, she was known as Mahagauri. She rides the bull, just like Goddess Shailaputri. She has four arms, holding a Trishula in one of her right hands and depicts the Abhayamudra with the other right hand. She carries a tambourine or Damaru in one left hand and depicts the Varadamudra or kamandalu in her other left hand. Powers: She is known as the forgiving goddess and forgives sinners and purifies them.
Governing planet: Rahu Mantra: Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नम
Siddhidhatri.-Day of worship: 9th day of Navratri-Goddess Siddhidatri, the ninth form of Goddess Durga, is worshiped on the ninth day or the Mahanavami. This Goddess can be seen surrounded and worshiped by men, demons, Gods and yakshas (celestial beings). She is the giver of all siddhis (perfection) and ready to bestow happiness on her followers. Siddhi means supernatural power or meditative ability, and Dhatri means giver or awarder. She is worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri (nine nights of Navadurga); she fulfills all the divine aspirations and completes the mundane.Siddhidhatri is the moola roopa of goddess Parvati. She has four hands holding a discus, conch shell, mace, and lotus. She is sitting on a fully bloomed lotus or a lion.This four-armed avatar of Devi Siddhidatri clad in a red saree is seen sitting on a lotus flower.She is also seen mounted on a lion. She is depicted holding a Gada (mace) in her upper right hand, a chakra in her lower right hand, a lotus flower in her lower left hand and a conch-shell in her upper left hand. It is said that one can even see a disc of light around her golden crown. This light is believed to instill devotion in the heart of devotees towards the Supreme Power and liberation from karmic bindings. Goddess Siddhidatri bestows occult powers on her worshipers and is therefore revered by beings from all three realms i.e. heaven, hell and earth Worshiping Maa Siddhidatri wholeheartedly heart helps devotees attain perfection along with happiness and purity of heart.worshipper blessed and achived desire goals.
Governing planet: Ketu Mantra: Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नम.
As per the Hindu scriptures,Benefits of Navdurga Devi puja & Yagna in Navratri Worshipper blessed & Nine form of Goddess of adishakti is believed to be the destroyer of all demon entities, ghosts, evil spirits and negative energies, who flee upon knowing of her arrival, thereby giving the invoker, siddhis and niddhis (particularly, knowledge, power and wealth).Maa i is also believed to be the owner and granter for siddhis, she is worshipped for siddhis, knowledge, power and wealth.
Puja Process Duration will be for 10 auspicious day.
Mantra Japa-of 9 Forms of Goddess Durga (Daily one form of Devi)
Shailaputri- : 1st Day of Navratri-Devi- Maa Shailputri Devi will be worshipped and Shailaputri Mantras will be Chanted.
Brahmacharini-: 2nd Day of Navratri- Maa Brahmacharini Deviwill be worshipped and Brahmacharini Mantras will be Chanted.
Chandraghanta-: 3rd Day of Navratri-Maa Chandraghanta Devi will be worshipped and Chandraghanta Mantras will be Chanted.
Kushmanda-: 4th Day of Navratri-Maa Kushmanda Mata Devi will be worshipped and Kushmanda Mantras will be Chanted.
Skandamata-:5th Day of Navratri-Maa Skandamata Devi will be worshipped and Skandamata Mantras will be Chanted.
Katyayani-: 6th Day of Navratri-Maa Katyayani Devi will be worshipped and Katyayani Mantras will be Chanted.
Kaalratri-: 7th Day of Navratri-Kaalratri Devi will be worshipped and Kaalratri Mantras will be Chanted.
Mahagauri-: 8th Day of Navratri-Mahagauri Devi will be worshipped and Mahagauri Mantras will be Chanted.
Siddhidhatri-: 9th day of Navratri-Maa Siddhidatri Devi will be worshipped and Siddhidhatri Mantras will be Chanted.
NavaDurga Puja services includes- Kalash Sthapana,Ganpati poojan,Invocations of Navdurga,Major Gods andGoddess,ShodasMatrika Pujan, Sarvotabhadra, 64 yogini Puja, Shetrapal Puja, Sankalpa,Navgrah puja and mantra chants, Durga Saptashati Path recitation,
Mantra Japa-of 9 Forms of Goddess Durga (Daily one form of Devi) -Nav Durga Yagna, Navdurga Aarti and Pushpanjali
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