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Significance of each Avatar of the Goddess in Navratri

Significance of each Avatar of the Goddess in Navratri

Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine Avatars. So, devotees worship the Goddess each day in various forms or Avatars.

Here is the significance of each Avatar of the Goddess:

The Goddess is worshipped as Shailaputri on the first day. She is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. She symbolizes the achievement and energy with a trishula in her right hand and lotus in her left.

On the second day, Goddess Brahmacharini is adored. She is also the incarnation of Parvati. This is the form before her marriage i.e. the unmarried self of Goddess Parvati. She represents the eternal bliss, peace and prosperity.


Goddess Chandraghanta is revered on the third day. She is also believed to be the incarnation of Parvati and the form after marrying Shiva. She wears half-moon on her forehead. She is symbolic of bravery.

Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day. She has the creative power of universe, and bestows health and wealth to devotees with her eight arms by sitting on a Tiger.

On the fifth day, Goddess Skandamata is revered. She is depicted riding a ferocious lion and holding her baby with four arms. She bestows strength and salvation.

Goddess Katyayani is adored on the sixth day. She rides a lion and has four hands. Devotees believe that the Goddess can satisfy their desires and bequeaths salvation.

Goddess Kaalaratri is worshipped on the seventh day. She is considered the most ferocious form of Goddess Durga. She destroys the darkness.

On the eighth day, Mahagauri is worshipped. She signifies intelligence and peace.

Goddess Siddhidaatri (Ardanareeswara) is revered on the ninth day. She has four hands and sits on a lotus. She is believed to possess eight types of powers to be bestowed to the devotees and all type of Siddhis as well.

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