Nine Goddess of Navratri (Navdurga)

Nine Goddess of Navratri are also known as Navdurga, it is one of the most important festivals of Hindus in India. It is celebrated for a period of nine days with enthusiasm and immense zeal all over the country. The procedure of worshiping the goddess may vary from state to state but the ultimate meaning is to worship the goddess of power and seek her protection from any kind of natural calamities or any other kind of threat.

Navratri is separated into set of three days. These sets are made to worship different facets of the supreme goddess. In first three days, Goddess Durga is worshiped for her supreme powerful force and meant for our defects, evil and contaminations. On the next three days, Goddess Laxmi is worshiped for showering her blessings of never ending wealth.

In last three days, Goddess Saraswati is worshiped as the goddess of wisdom. The goddess of Navratri is also worshiped under various names on these nine days.

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Maa Sailputri

Maa Shailputri

The first form of Goddess Durga is Shailputri Maa and is worshiped on the first day of Navratri. She is depicted with two hands. She carries a trishul in one hand and lotus flower in the other hand. Her ride is a bull. She is also known as Hemavati and parvati and is believed to govern the moon. So, any bad effect on moon can be overcomed by worshipping this goddess.

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Maa Shailputri Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 18, 2018 (Sunday)

Sharad Navratri
October 10, 2018 (Wednesday)

Maa Shailputri Mantra
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम् । वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥
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Maa Bharmacharini

Maa Brahmacharini

The second form of Goddess Durga is known as 'Brahmacharini' Maa. She is also depicted with two hands. She carries kamandal in left hand and jap mala in right hand. She does not have a ride and walks on bare feet. This form of goddess is the unmarried form of Goddess parvati who did tough penance to get lord Shiva. Her favourite flower is Jasmine.

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Maa Brahmacharini Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 19, 2018 (Monday)

Sharad Navratri
October 11, 2018 (Thursday)

Maa Brahmacharini Mantra
दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमालाकमण्डलू। देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥
3
Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chandraghanta

On the third day the goddess is worshipped as Chandraghanta Maa. Her ride is a tigress and is depicted with ten hands. She wears a moon on her forehead. She carries a Trishul, Gada, Sword and a Kamandal in four left hands and keeps the fifth hand in vrada mudra.In her right hand, she carries lotus flower, arrow, dhanus and jap mala and keeps fifth hand in Abhaya Mudra.

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Maa Chandraghanta Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 20, 2018 (Tuesday)

Sharad Navratri
October 12, 2018 (Friday)

Maa Chandraghanta Mantra
पिण्डजप्रवरारुढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता। प्रसादं तनुते मह्यां चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
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Maa Kushmanda

Maa Kushmanda Devi

Kushmanda Maa is worshipped on the fourth day. Fourth form is Kushmanda. She rides on a lioness and is depicted with eight hands. She has a kamandal, danush, Bada and kamal in right hands and Amrit kalash, jap mala, gada and chakra in her left hands. It is believed that she has the power live inside the sun. She holds the power to bestow Siddhis and Riddhis in her jap mala.

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Maa Kushmanda Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 21, 2018 (Wednesday)

Sharad Navratri
October 13, 2018 (Saturday)

Maa Kushmanda Devi Mantra
सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च। दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥
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Maa Skand Mata

Maa Skand Mata

Fifth form is Skandamata. She rides on a ferocious lion. She is depicted with four hands. She holds a lotus flower in her upper two hands and holds a murugan baby in her right hand and keeps the left hand in Abhaya mudra. She sits on a lotus flower being the reason she is often known as Goddess Padmasana. She governs the Buddha planet.

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Skand Mata Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 22, 2018 (Thursday)

Sharad Navratri
October 14, 2018 (Sunday)

Maa Skand Mata Mantra
सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया। शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥
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Maa Katyayani

Maa Katyayani

Sixth form of Goddess Durga is Katyayani. This is the most violent form of Goddess Parvati. She rides a magnificent lion and is depicted with four hands. She carries a lotus and a sword in her left hands and keeps the right hands in Abhaya mudra and Varada Mudra. Parvati Maa took this form to destroy demon Mahishasura.

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Maa Katyayani Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 23, 2018 (Friday)

Sharad Navratri
October 15, 2018 (Monday)

Maa Katyayani Mantra
चंद्र हासोज्ज वलकरा शार्दू लवर वाहना| कात्यायनी शुभं दद्या देवी दानव घातिनि||
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Maa Kalratri

Maa Kalratri

Seventh Form is Kaalratri. She has a dark black complexion and rides a donkey. She is depicted with four hands. Her right hands are in Abhaya Mudra and Varada mudra while her left hand holds a sword and a deadly iron hook.

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Maa Kalratri Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 24, 2018 (Saturday)

Sharad Navratri
October 16, 2018 (Tuesday)

Maa Kalratri Mantra
एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता, लम्बोष्टी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी। वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलताकण्टकभूषणा, वर्धनमूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी॥
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Maa Maha Gauri

Maa Maha Gauri

Eight form is Mahagauri. She is the most beautiful of all. She rides a bull and is depicted with four hands. She holds a trishul in one right hand and keeps the other one in Abhaya mudra. She carries a damru in her left hand and keeps the other hand in Varada Mudra. Due to her extremely fair complexion, she is compared to white flower of Kunda.

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Maa Maha Gauri Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 25, 2018 (Sunday)

Sharad Navratri
October 17, 2018 (Wednesday)

Maa Maha Gauri Mantra
श्वेते वृषे समारुढा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः। महागौरी शुभं दघान्महादेवप्रमोददा॥
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Maa Siddhidatri

Maa Siddhidatri

Ninth form of Goddess Durga is Devi Siddhidatri. She sits on a Kamal and her ride is a lion. She is portrayed with four hands. She holds a gada in her upper right hand, shankh in other right hand, Shankh in one left hand and lotus in other left hand. It is believed that Goddess Siddhidatri provides direction and energy to planet ketu. It is also believed that lord shiva got all his siddhis from devi siddhidatri.

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Maa Siddhidatri Puja Dates in Navratri 2018

Chaitra Navratri
March 26, 2018 (Monday)

Sharad Navratri
October 18, 2018 (Thursday)

Maa Siddhidatri Mantra
सिद्धगन्धर्वयक्षाघैरसुरैरमरैरपि। सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात् सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी॥

Our holy sculptures say that one can realize the self through sadhana, satsang, and seva. These nine days are the perfect opportunity to dive into the sea of eternal positive spiritual energy and find a better yourself.