Navdurga & Offerings During Navratri

Navdurga & Offerings during Navratri

During Navratri Different forms of Durga or Shakti are worshipped. And different types of Naivedyam are offered.

Day 1 – Shailaputri

On the first day of Navaratri Goddess Shailaputri is worshipped. Shailaputri is the daughter of mountains – absolute form of mother nature.

Offerings for Shailaputri

Tithi – Pratipada

Flowers – Shoe Flower or Hibiscus

Naivedhyam – Pure Ghee

Colour – Yellow

Day 2 – Brahmacharini

On the second day of Navaratri Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped. The goddess is also known as Tapasyacharini.

Offerings for Brahmacharini

Tithi – Dwitiya

Flowers – Chrysanthemum or Chemanthi

Naivedhyam – Sugar & Fruits

Colour – Green

Day 3 – Chandraghanta

On the third day of Navaratri Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped. The goddess refers for Dharma and justice.

Offerings for Chandraghanta

Tithi – Tritiya

Flowers – Lotus or Kamal

Naivedyam – Milk & Kheer

Colour – Grey

Day 4 – Kushmanda

On the fourth day of Navaratri Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. It is believed that Kushmanda eliminates darkness with her smile.

Offerings for Kushmanda

Tithi – Chaturthi

Flowers – Jasmine or Jui

Naivedyam – Malpua

Colour – Orange

Day 5 – Skandamata

On the fifth day of Navratri Goddess Skandamata is worshipped. The goddess has her son Karthikeya sitting in her lap

Offerings for Skandamata

Tithi – Panchami

Flowers – Rose

Naivedyam – Bananas

Colour – White

Day 6 – Katyayani

On the sixth day of Navaratri Goddess Katyayani is worshipped. She is the daughter of sage Katyayan.

Offerings for Katyayani

Tithi – Shasti

Flowers – Marigold or Jasmine

Naivedyam – Honey

Colour – Red

Day 7 – Kalratri

On the seventh day of Navaratri Goddess Kalratri is worshipped. The goddess is believed to destroy demoniacal powers (evil).

Offering for Kalratri

Tithi – Saptami

Flowers – Passiflora or Krishnakamal

Naivedyam – Jaggery

Colour – Royal Blue

Day 8 – Mahagauri

On the eight day of Navratri Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped. The goddess mitigate all the sins of devotees.

Offering for Mahagauri

Tithi – Ashtami

Flowers – Mogra or Arabian Jasmine

Naivedyam – Coconut

Colour – Pink

Day 9 – Siddhidatri

On the ninth day of Navratri Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped. This form of goddess has several kinds of healing powers.

Offerings for Siddhidatri

Tithi – Navami

Flowers – Champa

Naivedyam – Sesame seeds

Colour – Purple

On the Tenth day people celebrate Vijaya Dasami or Dusshera. They offer different types of Naivedyam and wear colourful dresses.

May Goddess Durga Invoke her blessings on all of us. HAPPY NAVRATRI & DUSSEHRA