The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Brahmacharini yet another form of Goddess. She is signified as the lady who practised the toughest penance and rigid austerity, due to which she is named Brahmachari.
The deity of the Goddess holds a mala in her right hand and kamandal in her left. Hibiscus and lotus flowers are used to garland the Goddess. She is always represented as barefooted.
The second day of Navratri falls on November 27. According to Drik Panchang, the Dwitiya Tithi from 3:08 AM to 2:28 AM on September 28 will be considered auspicious to perform a pooja. The bright colour on this day is red, and the colour red is associated with violent nature and rage.
On this day, devotees wake up early to be present for the pooja and wear new clothes. In Pooja Vidhi, Maa Brahmachari is dipped in honey and milk. Devotees offer flowers, sandalwood, milk, rice, curd, and curd to the goddess. She is worshipped with hibiscus and withe lotus during the pooja.
Prasad, made out of sugar, is offered to her.
Mantra of Brahmacharini
ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नम:
Oṃ Devī Brahmacāriṇyai Namaḥ
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥