Nav Devi (Navratri)

Nav Devi (Navratri)

Navaratri means nine nights, celebrated in the honor of Goddess Durga during nine nights and ten days. Nine forms of Devi Shakti are worshiped with puja and fasting by Hindus and also celebrated all over Nepal. The festival i celebrated for nine nights and each night dedicated to nine different forms of Shakti or Hindu deity maa Durga.Varanasi is the only place in India where all the 9 temples of 9 Devi Durga of Navaratri are located.

 

  • Maa Shailputri Temple,Varanasi

Is worshipped on the very first day of Navratri and is the absolute form of Mother Nature. Shailaputri is the daughter of Himalaya and rides on mount Nandi bull. Shailputri Temple is located Marhia Ghat of Varanasi .

 

  • Brahmacharini Temple, Varanasi

Goddess Brahmacharini worshipped on the second day of Navratra and The goddess wears white clothes. Brahmacharini means who lives in an Ashrama and a female who pursues the sacred religious knowledge. This temple is located at Chaukhamba Area of Varanasi.

 

 

  • Chandraghanta Temple, Varanasi

The third aspect of Goddess Durga is Chandraghanta,means half-moon shaped like a bell. Chandraghanta also known as Chandika and goddess of bravery and courage.This temple is located at chowk Area of Varanasi.

 

  • Kushmanda Temple,  (Durga ji temple)

Kushmanda is the fourth form of the goddess Durga, worshiped on the fourth day of the Navratri festival. The temple is located at Durgakund area.

 

  • Skandamata Temple, Varanasi

The 5th day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata and she is the mother of war god Kartikeya. Skandamata Temple is also located at Jaitpura in Varanasi.

 

  • Katyayani Temple, Varanasi

Katyayini is the daughter of Katyayana and sixth form of goddess Parvati Shakti.

The temple is located at Sutola In Varanasi.

 

  • Kalratri Temple, Varanasi (viswanath temple)

Mother Goddess Kalratri worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri pooja and destroyer of all demon entities. Kaalratri is the goddess of night portion of each day and temple is located nearby Viswanath temple in Varanasi.

 

  • Mahagauri Temple

Mahagauri worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri and the Goddess has the power to fulfill all the desires of her devotees. Goddess Mahagauri Devi Temple is situated in Varanasi.It is also located nearby Viswanath temple in Varanasi.

 

  • Siddhidatri Temple,

Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth incarnations of Goddess Parvati and the last among the nine forms of Maa Shakti worshiped in Navaratri. Goddess Siddhidatri Mata Temples are situated atgolghar inVaranasi.

 

Navratri Day

Day

Form of Goddess

Tithi

Colour

Navratri Day 1

Pratipada

Shailaputri

Ghatasthapana

Grey

Navratri Day 2

Dwitiya

Brahmacharini

Chandra Darshan

Orange

Navratri Day 3

Tritiya

Chandraghanta

Sindoor Tritiya

White

Navratri Day 4

Chaturthi

Kushmanda

Varad Vinayaka Chauth

Red

Navratri Day 5

Panchami

Skandamata

Lalita Panchami

Navy Blue

Navratri Day 6

Shashthi

Katyayani

Maha Shashti

Yellow

Navratri Day 7

Saptami

Kaalratri

Maha Saptami

Green

Navratri Day 8

Ashtami

Mahagauri

Durga Ashtami

Peacock Green

Navratri Day 9

Navami

Siddhidatri

Durga Visarjan

Purple

 


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