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Brahmacharini

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Brahmacharini
Penance
2-Maa Brahmachaarini (Vaishno Devi Maa Chhatikra-Vrindaban).png
Devanagari ब्रह्मचारिणी
Affiliation Avatar of Shakti, Parvati
Weapon Japa mala, Kamandalu
Consort Shiva
Texts Devi-Bhagavata Purana

Brahmacharini, also known as Tapaswini, Tapasyacharini or Parvati, is the second form of the Goddess Durga. Her name means one who practices penance or brahmacharya, with “Brahma” meaning penance and Charini” meaning a female follower.[1] The Goddess is worshipped on the second day of Navratri (the nine divine nights of Navadurga). Those who are devoted to her are rewarded with virtue, emancipation, peace, prosperity, happiness and nobility. She holds a japa mala (rosary) in her right hand and Kamandal, a water utensil in her left hand.[2]

Legend[edit]

When the goddess Parvati realised that she was destined to marry Lord Shiva, she decided to please him in every possible way. Rishi Narad advised her to follow the path of extreme penance and dedication to please Lord Shiva.

Parvati immersed herself in a difficult penance or tapasya. She suffered all the torments of nature while performing the penance. She gave up food and water, living on a diet of leaves. This is the reason she is also known as Aparna. After many years, Parvati was finally successful. Lord Shiva accepted Parvati as his wife and named this form of her as “Brahmachari”.

Significance of worship[edit]

The goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri to acquire the power to abstain from food and water for the festival’s nine days. With Devi Brahmacharini’s blessing, devotees can keep the fast for nine days with no adverse effect on their health. The following mantra is chanted to invoke Goddess Brahmacharini:

Dadhana Karpadma abhyamaksh Mala kamandalu
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinya Nuttama

The blessings of this form of Shakti, provide knowledge and the determination to overcome all of life’s difficulties.[3]

Goddess Brahmacharini

Brahmacharini

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brahmacharini
Penance
2-Maa Brahmachaarini (Vaishno Devi Maa Chhatikra-Vrindaban).png
Devanagari ब्रह्मचारिणी
Affiliation Avatar of ShaktiParvati
Weapon Japa malaKamandalu
Consort Shiva
Texts Devi-Bhagavata Purana

Brahmacharini, also known as TapaswiniTapasyacharini or Parvati, is the second form of the Goddess Durga. Her name means one who practices penance or brahmacharya, with “Brahma” meaning penance and Charini” meaning a female follower.[1] The Goddess is worshipped on the second day of Navratri (the nine divine nights of Navadurga). Those who are devoted to her are rewarded with virtue, emancipation, peace, prosperity, happiness and nobility. She holds a japa mala (rosary) in her right hand and Kamandal, a water utensil in her left hand.[2]

Legend[edit]

When the goddess Parvati realised that she was destined to marry Lord Shiva, she decided to please him in every possible way. Rishi Narad advised her to follow the path of extreme penance and dedication to please Lord Shiva.

Parvati immersed herself in a difficult penance or tapasya. She suffered all the torments of nature while performing the penance. She gave up food and water, living on a diet of leaves. This is the reason she is also known as Aparna. After many years, Parvati was finally successful. Lord Shiva accepted Parvati as his wife and named this form of her as “Brahmachari”.

Significance of worship[edit]

The goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri to acquire the power to abstain from food and water for the festival’s nine days. With Devi Brahmacharini’s blessing, devotees can keep the fast for nine days with no adverse effect on their health. The following mantra is chanted to invoke Goddess Brahmacharini:

Dadhana Karpadma abhyamaksh Mala kamandalu
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinya Nuttama

The blessings of this form of Shakti, provide knowledge and the determination to overcome all of life’s difficulties.[3]

Goddess Brahmacharini, Mantras And Meaning

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Goddess Brahmacharini, Mantras And Meaning

Origin – After Kushmanda form, Goddess Parvati took birth at the home of Daksha Prajapati. In this form the Goddess Parvati was a great Sati and her unmarried form is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini.

Navratri Worship – Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri.

Governing Planet – It is believed that Lord Mangal, the provider of all fortunes, is governed by Goddess Brahmacharini.

Iconography – Goddess Brahmacharini is depicted as walking on the bare feet. She has two hands and She carries Jap Mala in the right hand and Kamandal in the left hand.

Devanagari Name – ब्रह्मचारिणी

Stuti –

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

Details – Goddess Brahmacharini did severe penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. She performed hard austerity and due to which She was called Brahmacharini.

It is stated that during her penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband She spent 1000 years on the diet of flowers and fruits and another 100 years on the diet on leafy vegetables while sleeping on the floor.

Further She followed strict fasting regimen while staying at open place in scorching summers, harsh winters and stormy rains. According to Hindu mythologies She was on diet of Bilva leaves for 3000 years while She prayed to Lord Shankar. Later She even stopped eating Bilva leaves and continued her penance without any food and water. She was known as Aparna when She left eating Bilva leaves.

As legends go Goddess Brahmacharini immolated herself by wishing to get a father in her next birth who can respect her husband Lord Shiva.

Goddess Brahmacharini, Mantras And Meaning

नवरात्रि के दूसरे दिन मां ब्रह्मचारिणी की आराधना Posted by: Saurav Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:45 [IST] Share this on your social network:    FacebookTwitterGoogle+   Comments (0) Mail लखनऊ। मां दुर्गा का दूसरा रूप ब्रह्मचारिणी जिसका दिव्य स्वरूप व्यक्ति के भीतर सात्विक वृत्तियों के अभिवर्दन को प्रेरित करता है। मां ब्रह्मचारिणी को सभी विधाओं का ज्ञाता माना जाता है। मां के इस रूप की आराधना से मनचाहे फल की प्राप्ति होती है। तप, त्याग, वैराग्य, सदाचार व संयम जैसे गुणों वृद्धि होती है। ब्रह्मचारिणी का अर्थ तप की चारिणी अर्थात तप का आचरण करने वाली। मां के इस दिव्य स्वरूप का पूजन करने मात्र से ही भक्तों में आलस्य, अंहकार, लोभ, असत्य, स्वार्थपरता व ईष्र्या जैसी दुष्प्रवृत्तियां दूर होती हैं। मां के मंदिरों में नवरात्र के दूसरे दिन माता के ब्रह्मचारिणी रूप की आराधना होगी। मां अपने भक्तों को जीवन की कठिन परिस्थतियों में भी आशा व विश्वास के साथ कर्तव्यपथ पर चलने की दिशा प्रदान करती है। आज के दिन माता का ध्यान ब्रह्मा के उस दिव्य चेतना का बोध कराता है जो हमे पथभ्रष्ट, चारित्रिक पतन व कुलषित जीवन से मुक्ति दिलाते हुए पवित्र जीवन जीने की कला सिखाती है। मां का यह स्वरूप समस्त शक्तियों को एकाग्र कर बुद्धि विवेक व धैर्य के साथ सफलता की राह पर बढऩे की सीख देता है। ब्रहमचारिणी मां दुर्गा को द्वितीय शक्ति स्वरूप है। मां स्वेत वस्त्र पहने दाएं हाथ में अष्टदल की माला और बांए हाथ में कमण्डल लिए हुए सुशोभित है। पैराणिक ग्रंथों के अनुसार यह हिमालय की पुत्री थीं तथा नादर के उपदेश के बाद यह भगवान को पति के रूप में पाने के लिए इन्होंने कठोर तप किया। जिस कारण इनका नाम ब्रह्मचारिणी पड़ा। इन्होंने भगवान शिव को पाने के लिए 1000 वर्षों तक सिर्फ फल खाकर ही रहीं तथा अगले 3000 वर्ष की तपस्या सिर्फ पेड़ों से गिरी पत्तियां खाकर की। इसी कड़ी तपस्या के कारण उन्हें ब्रह्मचारिणी व तपस्चारिणी कहा गया है। कठोर तप के बाद इनका विवाद भगवान शिव से हुआ। माता सदैव आनन्द मयी रहती हैं। ध्यान मंत्र दधांना कर पहाभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलम। देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मiचारिण्यनुत्तमा।। Read more about: नवरात्रि, उपवास, हिन्‍दू, दुर्गा पूजा, त्‍योहार, भारत, navratri, hindu, festival, fast, durga pooja

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