Mangaluru: On the second day of Navratri, devotees pay homage to Ma Brahmacharini, the second incarnation of Goddess Durga. The name Brahma signifies the supreme being, and Charini represents the seeker of ultimate truth. She embodies profound knowledge and wisdom.
Maa Brahmacharini is the unmarried form of Goddess Parvati and was born in Daksha Prajapati’s home. In this avatar, she was a devoted Sati and presides over Lord Mangal, the provider of all fortunes. With two hands, she carries a Jap Mala (prayer beads) in her right hand and a Kamandalu (water pot) in her left.
Devotees express their devotion by offering various items during the puja. The color associated with the second day of Navratri, dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini, is white, symbolizing knowledge and learning. Offerings may include yellow clothes and fruits of the same color, signifying the positivity and harmony associated with the sun. This worshipful act unites devotees in their reverence for the Goddess.