Different Bhogs during Navratri 2014

Created on: Sep, 07 2014 03:20 pm in Navaratri Festival

Different Bhogs during Navratri 2014

As it is an extensive fasting ritual during Navratri, an enormous Bhog culture is associated with this. Different Bhogs are offered to Mother Goddess in this time.

Bhog for Maa Shailputri

Maa Shailputri is worshipped on Pratipada of Shukla Paksha. It is on this day that worshipping Mother Goddess begins with its separate set of bhogs to be presented and offered to the different forms of Mother Goddess.

The name of Maa Shailputri has been derived from the fact that she is the daughter of Himalaya. She is offered a Bhog of pure ghee to observe a disease free life.

Bhog for Mata Brahmacharini

Navratri Durga Puja 2014

Navratri Durga Puja 2014

Mata Brahmacharini, who is worshipped on the second day of Navratri, is offered a Bhog of sugar. It signifies that each member if the family lives a long life.

Bhog for Mata Chandraghanta

The name of this Goddess that is worshipped on the third day of Navratri has been derived as she holds a half moon on her head.  She is offered milk, Kheer and other sweets made of milk, on this day. Not only the Goddess, but also the Brahmins are fed on this day. It imparts pure joy and satisfaction.

Bhog for Mata Kushmanda

Mata Kushmanda is offered Malpua as her Bhog. Even the distribution of the fragments of this bhog in temples is very auspicious. It is believed that this improves the devotee’s intellect.

Bhog for Mata Skandmata

Worshipped on the fifth day, Mother Goddess Skandmata is offered banana. This signifies that her blessings would impart health and physique to devotees.

Bhog for Mata Katyayani

The bhog to Mata Katyayani is s very special one. She is offered honey when she is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. It is believed that this will help the devotee to become more attractive.

Bhog for Mata Kaalratri

Mata Kaalratri is offered jiggery on the saptami tithi of Navratri during her worship. Not only offering this as a bhog to Mother Goddess, but also offering it to the Brahmins is believed to remove every pain of the devotee. Every abrupt pain disappears from the body of the devotee and he or she lives a painless and disease free life.

Mahagauri

Mata Mahagauri is worshipped on the Ashtami tithi to get blessings for success in life and as a bhog she is offered coconut. This helps the childless couples to fulfil their wish for a child.

Bhog for Mata Siddhidatri

The last day of the long fast is the Navami tithi in Navratri. On this day, Mata Siddhidatri is worshipped. As a goddess of accomplishment or Siddhi, she is worshipped. She is offered a bog with Til or sesame seeds.

As this fast is kept for different purposes including purification of body and soul, it has its own set of rituals. However, having this fast also relieves the devotees to gain courage against troubles. And to help them to accomplish this fast with right bhogs is very important and hence they play a very crucial role.