Shardiya Navratri 2022: Only a few days are left for the beginning of Navratri, the festival of worship of Mother Shakti. During this nine different forms of mother will be worshiped for nine days.
Shardiya Navratri 2022 Worship: There are many descriptions of worship of Adishakti in the Vedas and Puranas. This time Shardiya Navratri is starting from 26 September 2022. In this festival of worship of Shakti, nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped by law. Maa Durga gives strength to her devotees to fight every obstacle in life. Let us try to know about these nine forms of Maa Durga in this article.
Shailputri- The first form of Maa Durga is called Shailputri. With their worship, Sharadiya Navratri will begin. She was named Shailputri because of her birth as a daughter of the mountain king Himalaya. His vehicle is Taurus.
Brahmacharini- The name of the second power is Brahmacharini among the nine powers of Mother Durga. Here Brahma means austerity or penance, that is, one who practices austerity. He holds a rosary of chanting in his right hand and a kamandal in his left hand.
Chandraghanta- Mother Chandraghanta is worshiped on the third day of Navratri. This form of mother is peaceful and benevolent. The hour-shaped crescent is inscribed on the forehead of the mother, that is why she is called Chandraghanta. The demons and demons were frightened by the terrible sound of the mother’s bell.
Kushmanda- The fourth form of Maa Durga is called Kushmanda. Mother is considered to be the creator of the entire universe with her slow and light laughter.
Skandmata- The fifth form of mother is that of Skandmata. It is also known as Lord Skanda Kumar Kartikeya. The vehicle of the mother is a lion and in her deity, the child Skanda is seen sitting on her lap.
Katyayani- This is the name of the sixth form of Maa Durga. Mother Katyayani was born to Maharishi Katyay to kill Mahishasura. This form of Goddess is revered as the presiding deity of Vajramandal.
Kalratri- On the day of Saptami, there is a law to worship Maa Kalratri. This form of mother is completely black. The hair of the head is scattered and around the neck is a garland shining like lightning. There are three eyes and the vehicle is a womb. The flame of fire emanates from their nostrils. It blesses everyone with the boar mudra of the upper right hand and the abhaya mudra below and the iron fork in the upper left hand and the khadga in the lower hand.
Mahagauri- The eighth power is called Mahagauri. The color of the mother is white and the vehicle is bull. Their clothes and jewelery are also white. The upper left hand holds the damru and the lower hand holds the blessing mudra and the upper right hand holds the abhaya mudra and the lower hand holds the trident. He did severe penance to get Shiva as her husband in the form of Parvati.
Siddhidatri- Mother is worshiped in the form of Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri. His vehicle is a lion and he is the giver of all kinds of accomplishments. He has a chakra in the lower hand on the right side, a mace in the upper hand, a conch shell in the lower hand on the left side and a lotus flower in the upper hand.