Today is the second day of the Navratri and the second day is of Maa Brahmacharini, she is the second manifestation of Maa Durga who is worshiped on the second day of Navratri.
Here word “Brahm” refers to “Tapa”. So Brahmcharini means Tapa Charini – The one who perform Tapa or penance. It is Said that the “Vedas”, “Tatva” & “Tapa” are synonyms of word “Brahm”. The form of Brahmacharini is tremendously effulgent and extremely majestic.
The story of Brahmacharini shows the strength and power of a woman. She’s considered as unmarried mediating form of Goddess Parvathi, who desired to marry Lord Shiva. The name Brahmacharini means the person who penance. Her constant penance for more than thousand years pleased Lord Shiva. First, she survived on fruits and then on dried Bilva leaves. Later, she quit food and dedicated all the time for prayer. This forced Lord Brahma to grant her wish to marry Lord Shiva.
The name Brahmacharini means a female who pursues religious knowledge. The story of Brahmacharini shows that through worshipping her, devotees can achieve their goals. Nothing will deviate your presence of mind if you worship Goddess Brahmacharini. Devi Brahmacharini is known for her pure and sincere devotion and determination.
Orange is the color of the day.