Navratri is a festival of nine days which is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Each day is dedicated to one of the forms of Durga. This festival is celebrated four times in a year, according to Hindu calendar. It is mostly celebrated by the women of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This Navratri is specifically dedicated to Goddess Varahi.
How to Celebrate each Day?
True devotees keep fast on all the nine days, though they consume fruits and milk in intervals. Also chanting the Mantra, A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mind ‘Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundayai Vichche’ proves very beneficial for the distressed.
On the first day Ghatasthapana ritual takes place which marks the beginning of this festival. It is an invocation to Goddess Shakti. The Ghatasthapana ritual is performed on the auspicious time. Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on this day. She is the governing body of all the fortunes.
On the second day, Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day. She also provides good luck to her devotees.
On the third day, Chandraghanta is worshipped. She is the married form of Goddess Parvati
On the fourth day, Kushmanda is offered prayers to gain right direction in life. Sun is governed by her and she provides direction and energy to Sun too. When ParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva... started living inside the center of the Sun so that it could illuminate the universe, she came to be known as KushmandaKushmanda
Kushmanda is a Hindu goddess and is regarded as one of the supreme forms of Devi....
On the fifth day, prayers are offered to Skandamata, who is the mother of Lord SkandaSkanda
The fifth manifestation of the Durga worshipped on Navratri.... She governs the planet Mercury.
On the sixth day, the sixth day is dedicated to Katyayani. She is the violent form of Parvati, who came into existence to kill demon Mahishasur. She governs the planet Jupiter and provides protection to her devotees.
On the seventh day, Kalaratri is prayed to who came on earth to kill a demon named Shumbha. She is the most ferocious form of Parvati who is worshipped on the seventh day. She dispels fear and insecurities from the heart of her devotees.
On the eight day, Maha GauriGauri
Gauri is another form of Parvati who is known for her fair skin and radiance. She is a gentle goddess who is kindhearted and nurturing... is worshipped who is a calm and composed form of Parvati. She is extremely white in complexion, hence the name. She bestows happiness and peace on her devotees.
On the ninth day, Siddhidatri is prayed to who bestows all kinds of graces. She is worshipped by humans, gods and demons alike. Earlier there was no physical form of Shakti.
It was in the form of SiddhidatriSiddhidatri
Siddhidatri is the ninth form of Durga worshiped... that Shakti appeared from the left side of ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ....
Lastly on the tenth day, people complete their series of fasts.
List of Mantras for Gupt Navratri
It is believed that Gupt Navaratri is very powerful and yields quick results. These days are highly auspicious for Tantriks They are the people who follow a particular style of mediation called Tantra in which science of cosmic principles and science of mystic sound and vibrations are studiedand Sadhaks. They are the people who follow a particular way of life designed to realize life’s ultimate goal or to realize one’s particular deity Materialistic problems are also easily solved during these days. Goddess Durga is worshipped to attain wealth and prosperity and remove fear, vices and hindrances from one’s life.
For Wealth- “Durge Smrita Harasi Bhitimshesh Jantoh Swasthaih Smritamati Mateev Shubhaam Dadasi Daridrya Dukha Bhaya Harini Ka Twadanya Sarvopakarkaranay Sadadrachitta”.
For Power- “Srishti Sthiti Vinashanam Shakti Bhute Sanatani Gunaashraye Gunamaye Narayani Namostute”.
For Overcoming Problems- “Sharanagat Dinart Paritran Parayane Sarvsyartihare Devi, Narayani Namostute”.
For Health- “Dehi Saubhagyam Arogyam Dehi Me Paramam Sukham Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi, Yasho Dehi Dwisho Jahi”.
For Welfare- “Sarva MangalaMangala
The planet Mars, for Hindus, is also a reference to God named Mangala... Mangalye Shive sarvartha Sadhike sharanye Tryambake Gauri Narayani Namostute”.