Each of these is a form Durga took in her battle with Mahishasura and represents the nine days of Navratri.
Shailaputri | "Daughter of a mountain"
My name means born out of the peak.
I represent the highest level of consciousness and energy.
Offer me pure ghee for a blessed life, free of diseases and illness.
Brahmacharini | “Mother of Devotion & Penance”
I represent newness and movement in infinity.
I embody self-discipline to help you achieve whatever you set your mind to.
I help you reach nirvana.
Offer me sugar for the longevity of your loved ones.
Chandraghanta | “Destroyer of Demons”
I am the embodiment of beauty and charm.
I've got 3 words for my enemies: "Bring it on."
I help eliminate your negative feelings, fight injustice, misery, and suffering in the world.
Offer me kheer (rice pudding).
Kushmanda | “Goddess of The Cosmic Egg”
I symbolize happiness and known as the Smiling Goddess.
I created the universe so I'm also called Jagat Janani.
My smile produced a “little cosmic egg,” which is the source of all energy in the universe.
Offer me malpua to improve your decision-making ability.
Skandamata | “Goddess of Motherhood and Children”
I represent the strength of a mother's love.
I symbolize peace, purity, and prayer in your hearts.
I help you reach nirvana.
I carry Kartikay on my lap.
Katyayani | “Goddess of Power”
I am a warrior and the strongest of them all.
I can see beyond the senses and into the future.
I rise against negativity and restore Dharma.
Offer me honey as prasad.
Kalaratri | “Goddess of Courage”
Although my powerful energy is very destructive, I bring you a sense of peace from your troubles.
My third eye on my forehead contains the entire universe.
Offer me jaggery for relief from pains and obstacles.
Mahagauri | “Goddess of Beauty and Women”
If looks could kill, then I would be the most dangerous of them all.
I represent purity, calmness, wisdom and austerity.
Offer me coconuts.
Siddhidhatri | “Goddess of Supernatural Powers”
I bring fulfillment and miracles to your life.
I bless you with extraordinary capabilities for you to achieve perfection.
I can heal you.
Offer me sesame seeds for safety and security from unnatural events.
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