Nine Days of Navratri

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First Day: Kalasha Sthapana

On the first day of Navratri, Shailputri, the first form of Goddess Durga is worshipped. She’s considered to be the daughter of Himalayas. Shailputri is worshipped along with Lord Shiva. Image source: totalbhakti.com

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First Day: Kalasha Sthapana
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Second Day: Brahmacharini Puja

Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri. Brahmacharini is a Goddess who’s calm and always engrossed in meditation. She’s known to fulfil the wishes of all her devotees. Image source: foodnightlifeblog.buzzintown.com

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Second Day: Brahmacharini Puja
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Third Day: Chandraghanta Puja

Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. She’s the symbol of beauty and bravery. Image source: 4.bp.blogspot.com 

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Third Day: Chandraghanta Puja
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Fourth Day: Kushmanda Puja

On the fourth day of Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. She’s considered to be the creator of the Universe. It’s believed that before the Universe was created, there was darkness everywhere. It’s Goddess Kushmanda who waved off all the darkness through her smile and created this Universe. Image source: foodnightlifeblog.buzzintown.com

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Fourth Day: Kushmanda Puja
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Fifth Day: Skand Mata

Skand Mata is the mother of Lord Kartikeya who was chosen by the gods to head the fight against the demons. Skand Mata has four hands and three eyes. She’s depicted as seated on a lotus with infant Kartikeya in her hand. Image source: astrocamp.com

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Fifth Day: Skand Mata
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Sixth Day: Goddess Katyayani

Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. Katyayani is an avatar of Goddess Durga who was born to saint Kata. Saint Kata’s wish of having a daughter was fulfilled by Goddess Durga. Image source: foodnightlifeblog.buzzintown.com

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Sixth Day: Goddess Katyayani
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Seventh Day: Kalratri Puja

On this day, the Goddess is worshipped as Kalratri.  On this day, the donkey serves as the vehicle of the Goddess. She has a dark complexion and is fearless. The Goddess teaches all her devotees to be brave and fearless. Image source: foodnightlifeblog.buzzintown.com

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Seventh Day: Kalratri Puja
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Eighth Day: Maha Gauri Puja

The eight avatar of the Goddess is Maha Gauri. She’s known to be calm, intelligent and peaceful. She’s called Maha Gauri as she’s extremely fair. Image source: www.shreemaa.org

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Eighth Day: Maha Gauri Puja
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Ninth Day: Siddhidatri Puja

The ninth avatar of Goddess Durga is Siddhidatri. She has all the super natural healing powers and rides on a lion. Image source: wallpaper.krishoonetwork.com

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Ninth Day: Siddhidatri Puja
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