Chaitra Navratri 2018: Mantras dedicated to each of the nine forms of Durga

This year Chaitra Navratri begins on March 18 and culminates with Rama Navmi on March 25. 

Chaitra Navratri 2018: Mantras dedicated to each of the nine forms of Durga

Navratri, a festival dedicated to Goddess Durga is spread over nine days. The festival is celebrated four times a year but the Sharadiya (autumn – sometime in the months of September and October) and the Chaitra (spring – sometime in the months of March and April) are other most famous.

The other two are Ashadha and Magha Gupta. This year Chaitra Navratri begins on March 18 and culminates with Rama Navmi on March 25. This year Saptami and Ashtami Tithi fall on the same day (March 24) and hence both Kalratri and Mahagauri Pujas will be conducted on the same day. Moreover Ashtami stretches over March 25.

Each of the nine days is dedicated to one of the nine forms of Durga. Each avatar of the Goddess has a specific significance, form and appearance.

You can worship each of the nine Goddesses by chanting these simple Mantras this festive season. Check out specific mantras for each of the nine days:

Day 1 – Maa Shailputri

ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah॥

Day 2 – Maa Brahmacharini

ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah॥

Day 3 – Maa Chandraghanta

ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥

Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥

Day 4 – Maa Kushmanda

ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥

Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah॥

Day 5 – Maa Skandamata

ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥

Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥

Day 6 – Maa Katyayani

ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah॥

Day 7 – Maa Kalratri

ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah॥

Day 8 – Maa Mahagauri

ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah॥

Day 9 – Maa Siddhidatri

ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah॥