Navratri is a noticeable festival of India. The ten days of this auspicious and purify festival.The tenth day is the final day is also called as Vijayadashmi. Mythologically, this day is the day when Lord Rama conquered and killed Ravana to free Sita from his authorities. In these nine days of Navratri, various forms of Maa Durga are adored.
Nine forms of Durga – Navratri
Navratri is the nine-day celebration, in that the goddess of purity Durga is worshiped in nine different forms. Every day she adopts a new personality, a new appearance, and a new duty.
First Day – Shailputri (to read in Hindi click here)
The first day of Navratri the Goddess is adored as, Shailputri. Devi Shailputri is measured as the daughter of the Himalayas. She is the one, most important form of Shakti, the accompanier of Lord Shiva.
Second Day – Brahmacharini (to read in Hindi click here)
The second day of Navratri the Goddess is adored as, Brahmacharini. Devi’s name is derived of the word ‘Brahma’, which means ‘Tapa’ or amends.She holds a rosary in her right hand, while Kamandal in there in her left hand. She is also known as the name of Uma or Parvati. At one of the purest form of Mata Shakti.
Third Day – Chandraghanta (to read in Hindi click here)
The third day of Navratri the Goddess is adored as, Chandraghanta. Devi Chandraghanta is the symbolic depiction of splendor and courage. Her forehead is adorned with a half-circle moon henceforth the name is ‘Chandraghanta’. She is golden in color with three eyes. She holds ten types of weapons, including swords and arrows. She sits on a lion and is always alert and ready to go to combat.
Fourth Day – Kushmanda (to read in Hindi click here )
The fourth day of Navratri the Goddess is adored as, Kushmanda. It is a strongly assumed that Kushmanda is an inventor of the complete universe and shaped the entire universe by her laugh. She has eight hands in seven hands she holds weapons and in the eighth one, she endures a string of beads. She holds the rosary in her right hand and she sits on Lion.
Fifth Day – Skand Mata (to read in Hindi click here)
The fifth day of Navratri the Goddess is adored as, Skand Mata. She is called as mata because she is symbolized as the mother of Skanda, the main fighter of the God’s army. Mata Skanda – is white in color, has three eyes and four hands. She is placed on a lion, with the son called (Skanda), in her lap.
Sixth Day – Katyayani (to read in Hindi click here)
On the sixth day of Navratri, the goddess is adored as, Katyayani. She is placed on lion, Katyayani has three eyes and four hands.
Seventh Day – Kalratri (to read in Hindi click here)
On the seventh day of Navratri, the goddess is adored as, Kalratri. As the name recommends, Kalrati is as black as a dark night. She has four hands, she puts the power to make her devotees fearless thus also known as shubhamkari. In her hands, there is a sharp sword, in her left hand and a burning torch in her lower left hand, her lower and upper right-hand shows blessings.
Eighth Day – Maha Gauri (to read in Hindi click here)
On the eighth day of Navratri, the goddess is adored as, Maha Gauri. She is measured as an extremely beautiful female on the whole universe, she is white like snow and ornamented with white colored ornaments. She signifies peace and indicates knowledge. She is with three eyes and four hands, her vehicle is a bull. Her left-hand shows the bravery Mudra, though her lower left-hand grips a Trishul. Calm and peaceful Maha Gauri witnessed atonement.
Ninth Day – Siddhidatri (to read in Hindi click here)
On the ninth day of Navratri, the goddess is adored as, Siddhidatri. It is strongly believed that she contains all the eight siddhis. She sits in lotus and worshiped by all the Rishis-Munis, Siddhas, Sadhakas and Yogis. It is believed that worshipping her is best for achieving spiritual strength.