Z19 - Divya Navdurga Sangraha
1. Shailaputri: The first form of mother Durga among the nine is Shailaputri. She is known as such, because she has incarnated from Himalaya the Emperor of mountains.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Mantra: "Om aim hring kleem chamundayi vichche"
2. Brahmacharni: Brahmacharni is the second phase of nine Durgas. Here Brahma means penance. So, Brahmacharini is one who practices penance.
Ruling Planet: Mars
Mantra: "Om doom durgaya namah"
3. Chandraghanta: The third aspect of Goddess Durga is Chandraghanta. On the third day of Navaratra worship her Vigraha (image) is worshipped. This particular aspect of the Goddess gives extreme peace and provides ultimate good.
Ruling Planet: Ketu
Mantra: "Om sarva mangal mangalye shive sarvarath sadhike, Sharanye triambake gauri narayani namostute."
4. Kushmanda: Kushmanda is pronounced as Kusmanda. Kusmanda is the fourth phase of the mother Durga. (Ku+Usma+Anda) - That is how the word has been derived. 'Ku ' means ' a little ', ' Usma ' is warmth, heat or energy and ' Anda ' means the cosmic egg or universe. That is....Read More