Navratri is called the festival of joy. On these nine days of Navratri, Hindus believe that the nine goddesses come and shower their blessings on all of them. Devotees fast for the nine days of Navratri. The festival is celebrated with the Garba and Dandiya nights, every Gujarati is so excited for the festival of Navratri and to play Garba.
As the festival of joy arrives here is a list of 9 Mataji’s worshipped during the festival of joy Navratri. Below are the Navratri 9 Devi Images With Name.
|15th Oct 2023||Day 1||Shaila Putri||Hibiscus|
|16th Oct 2023||Day 2||Brahmacharini||Chrysanthemum flower|
|17th Oct 2023||Day 3||Chandraghanta||Lotus|
|18th Oct 2023||Day 4||Kushmanda||Jasmine|
|19th Oct 2023||Day 5||Skandamata||Yellow Rose|
|20th Oct 2023||Day 6||Katyayani||Marigold|
|21st Oct 2023||Day 7||Kalaratri||Krishna kamal|
|22nd Oct 2023||Day 8||Mahagauri||Mogra|
|23rd Oct 2023||Day 9||Siddhidatri||Champa|
|24th Oct 2023||Day 10||Dusserhra||—|
1. Shaila Putri Devi (Daughter of Mountain)
She is the first Navdurga worshipped during the first day of Navratri and is the rebirth of Goddess Sati. Shaila Putri is the Daughter of Mountain King Himavat and is the manifestation and form of the Hindu Goddess Mahadevi, representing herself in the pure form of Goddess Parvati.
It is believed that the Devi gives Shakti to attain higher spiritual growth. She is worshiped as Purna Prakriti Durga. The temple of Shaila Putri is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Favourite Colour – Orange
Maa Shailputri Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं शैलपुत्र्यै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Shailputri Namah’
2. Brahmacharini Mata (Mother of Devotion and Penance)
She is the second aspect of Nav Durga’s form of Mahadevi. The Goddess is worshipped on the second day of Navratri ( the nine divine nights of Navdurga). Brahmacharini is a devoted female student living in an ashram with her Guru and other students.
Maa Brahmacharini is the symbol of love and immense strength. She only desired to marry Lord Shiva. Her temple is located at the Panchganga Ghat, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Favourite Colour – White
Maa Brahmacharini Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Brahmacharini Namah’
3. Chandraghanta Mata(Destroyer of Demons)
According to the Shiva Maha Purana, Chandraghanta is the ‘shakti’ of Lord Shiva in the form of Chandrashekhara. Each aspect of Shiva is accompanied by the Shakti, therefore Ardhanarishvara. It is believed that she is the goddess of spiritual and internal strength. It is said that people who face obstacles in life should worship this Goddess.
Favourite Colour – Red
Maa Chandharghanta Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चन्द्रघंटायै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chandraghantaayai Namah’
4. Kushmanda Mata (Goddess of Cosmic Egg)
Kushmanda is the Hindu Goddess who is credited with the creation of the world with her divine smile. Followers of Kalikula believe her to be the fourth aspect of Navdurga’s form of Mahadevi. Her name signals her main role: Ku means ‘a little’, Ushma means ‘warmth’ and ‘energy’, and means a ‘cosmic egg’. It is located in the Durga Kund area of Varanasi.
Favourite Colour – Royal Blue
Maa Kushmanda Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं कूष्मांडायै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Kooshmaandaayai Namah’
5. Skandamata Devi (Goddess of Motherhood and Children)
Her name comes from Skanda, an alternate god of war Kartikeya and Mata, meaning Mother. As one of the Navdurga, her worship took place on the fifth day of Navratri. Her abode is in Vishuddha Chakra.
Devotees believe that Sakndamata brings fortune and luck into their lives. The colour orange signifies brightness and knowledge and is the colour of Goddess Sakndamata. It is located in Jatipur, Varanasi.
Favourite Colour – Yellow
Maa Skandamata Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं स्कंदमातायै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Skandamaataayai Namah’
6. Katyayani Mata (Goddess of Power)
She is seen as the slayer of the cruel demon Mahisasura. She is also seen as a warrior Goddess who was able to bring peace to the world. Maa Katyayani is one of the fiercest forms of Maa Durga and is also called the Mahishasurmardini.
Seated on a lion, Goddess Katyayani is depicted carrying a sword in her right and a lotus flower in her left hand. This temple is located in Mahi Sagar district, Gujarat.
Favourite Colour – Green
Maa Katyayani Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं कात्यायनायै नम:।’
‘om ain hrin klin kaatyayani namah’
7. Kalaratri (Goddess of Auspiciousness and Courage)
She is the first referenced in the Devi Mahatmya. Kalaratri is one of the fearsome forms of the Mother Goddess. Kalaratri is sometimes called (Kal Ratri).
It is believed that the Goddess Chandi created another goddess from her forehead, who came to be known as Kaalratri or Kaali. Maa Kaalratri fought Chandha and Mundha and eventually killed them. Her temple is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Favourite Colour – Grey
Maa Kaalratri Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं कालरात्र्यै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Kalratri Namah’
8. Mahagauri Mata
She is worshipped on the eighth day of Navaratri. According to Hinduism, Mahagauri has the power to fulfil all the desires of her devotees. The one who worships the goddess gets relief from all the suffering in life.
She carries a “Trishul” and a “Damru” in her hands. Devotees offer coconut to Goddess Mahagauri.
Favourite Colour – Purple
Maa Mahagauri Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं महागौर्ये नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Mahagauri Namah’
9. Siddhidatri Mata
Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth form of the Goddess Durga. The name “Siddhidatri” is derived from two words Siddhi which means supernatural powers and Datri which means giver. Maa Siddhidatri is also referred as the giver of supernatural powers.
Favourite Colour – Peacock Green
Maa Siddhidhatri Mantra in Hindi and English
‘ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं सिद्धिदात्यै नम:।’
‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Siddhidatri Namah’