Goddess Brahmacharini is one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. Brahmacharini Mata is worshiped on the 2nd day of Navratri Festival. Here “Brahma” refers to “Tapa” and Brahmacharini is means the one who perform Tapa or penance. The goddess is represented in her meditative aspect as a Sannyasin or pious women. Tapashcharini, Uma and Aparna are other names of the goddess.Appearance
Goddess Brahmacharini is depicted with two arms, the right hand holds a Japmala or rosary and the left hand holds the Kamadalu or holy water pot.
Brahmacharini Durga is widely worshiped on the second day of Navratra festival. However in some regions Goddess Chamuda and Goddess Tara are also worshiped on this day. Worshiping Brahmacharini Devi will help a person to attain ethical conduct, dispassion, and gets success and victory always.
A popular belief is that Lord Mangal is ruled by Goddess Brahmacharini and hence Mangal dosha will get reduced.
Goddess Brahmacharini is the form of Goddess Parvati who did severe penance to get Lord Shiva as her divine consort. According to Puranas, the goddess have done strict vrat and spent thousands of years to get Shiva as her husband.