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Chaitra Navratri 2022: Know all about the nine forms of Durga Maa

Published on Apr 01, 2022 02:47 PM IST
  • There are two types of Navratris - Chaitra Navratri (March-April) and Sharad Navratri (September). This year, the former will be celebrated from April 2 to April 11.
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The nine-day long Hindu festival Chaitra Navratri (March-April) will commence on April 2 and will continue till April 11. Devotees fast and worship all the nine forms of Goddess Durga over the nine days of the festival for prosperity and fortune. Here are the many forms of Goddess Durga that are worshipped in nine different ways.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2022 02:47 PM IST

The nine-day long Hindu festival Chaitra Navratri (March-April) will commence on April 2 and will continue till April 11. Devotees fast and worship all the nine forms of Goddess Durga over the nine days of the festival for prosperity and fortune. Here are the many forms of Goddess Durga that are worshipped in nine different ways.(Pexels)

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Goddess Shailputri: Also known as Bhavani, Parvati or Hemvati, Goddess Shailputri is the first manifestation of Maa Durga. She rides a bull and holds a Trishul in one hand and a lotus in the other.(Wikipedia) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 01, 2022 02:47 PM IST

Goddess Shailputri: Also known as Bhavani, Parvati or Hemvati, Goddess Shailputri is the first manifestation of Maa Durga. She rides a bull and holds a Trishul in one hand and a lotus in the other.(Wikipedia)

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Goddess Brahmacharini: She is believed to be an unmarried form of Goddess Parvati. Her name means, 'one who practices devout austerity.' She holds a rosary in her right hand and the 'kamandal' in her left.Maa Brahmacharini(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Brahmacharini: She is believed to be an unmarried form of Goddess Parvati. Her name means, 'one who practices devout austerity.' She holds a rosary in her right hand and the 'kamandal' in her left.Maa Brahmacharini(Pinterest)

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Goddess Chandraghanta: Also known as Chandrakhanda, Chandika or Rannchandi, Goddess Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga. The meaning of her name is - "one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell. Her third eye is always opened and she is always ready for war against demons".(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Chandraghanta: Also known as Chandrakhanda, Chandika or Rannchandi, Goddess Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga. The meaning of her name is - "one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell. Her third eye is always opened and she is always ready for war against demons".(Shutterstock)

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Goddess Kushmanda: Worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is known as the 'smiling goddess' and is believed to have created the Universe with her sweet smile. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Kushmanda: Worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is known as the 'smiling goddess' and is believed to have created the Universe with her sweet smile.

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Goddess Skandmata: She is the fifth avatar of Goddess Durga who is the mother of Skanda (Kartikeya), who kills the fiery demon, Tarakasura.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Skandmata: She is the fifth avatar of Goddess Durga who is the mother of Skanda (Kartikeya), who kills the fiery demon, Tarakasura.(File Photo)

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Goddess Katyayani: Also referred to as Bhadrakali, Shakti, and Chandika, Goddess Katyayani is the sixth aspect of Goddess Durga who is worshipped as the Warrior Goddess. She is believed to have defeated the evil demon Mahishasura.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Katyayani: Also referred to as Bhadrakali, Shakti, and Chandika, Goddess Katyayani is the sixth aspect of Goddess Durga who is worshipped as the Warrior Goddess. She is believed to have defeated the evil demon Mahishasura.(Pinterest)

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Goddess Kaalratri: She is the seventh of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. She is believed to be one of the fiercest forms of Maa Durga and is also referred to as Maa Kaali.(Wikipedia) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Kaalratri: She is the seventh of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. She is believed to be one of the fiercest forms of Maa Durga and is also referred to as Maa Kaali.(Wikipedia)

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Goddess Mahagauri: The eighth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri who is believed to be the 16-year-old unmarried form of Goddess Parvati who represents purity, calmness, wisdom and austerity.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Mahagauri: The eighth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri who is believed to be the 16-year-old unmarried form of Goddess Parvati who represents purity, calmness, wisdom and austerity.(File Photo)

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Goddess Siddhidatri: She is the ninth incarnation of Maa Durga. Dhatri means 'giver' and Siddhi means 'meditative.' She is believed to be the Goddess of accomplishment who blesses her devotees with knowledge and wisdom.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Goddess Siddhidatri: She is the ninth incarnation of Maa Durga. Dhatri means 'giver' and Siddhi means 'meditative.' She is believed to be the Goddess of accomplishment who blesses her devotees with knowledge and wisdom.(File Photo)

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