Brahmacharini is a form of Ma Shakti Devi. Ma Brahmacharini is worshipped during the Navaratri festival days with much delight and enthusiasm. Ma Brahmacharini appears with full of beauty, and she appears with white coloured clothes, holds a Mala and a holy Kamandala on her hands. She is considered as calm and worshipful goddess, among all other incarnations of Ma Shakti Devi.
Brahmacharini means the self-existent goddess, and she is the absolute and Universal goddess, who contains good knowledge in Vedic subjects. She looks similar to a pious female sage, and she contains divine beauty.
Once Ma Shakti Devi had incarnated as Parvati, in order to marry with Lord Shiva, and she was adopted by King Parvatha and Ma Mena. After getting permission from her parents, she began to start doing meditation on Lord Shiva, in the holy mountain Himalayas.
At that time, the powerful demon, Tarakasura, began to create lot of disturbances to the Devas, and due to that, all the Devas met Kamadeva and asked him to develop bondage between Shiva and Parvati. Kama also reached the abode of Lord Shiva and shoots an arrow made out of flower. Immediately, Lord Shiva opened his third eye and burns Lord Kama into ashes.
Ma Parvati performed severe penance on Lord Shiva, and due to that, she is called as Brahmacharini. In course of time, Lord Shiva was very much satisfied with her noble acts, and they got married. And after some time, Lord Muruga was born from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva, and he destroyed Tarakasura, and removed the problems of the Devas.
Brahmacharini is the goddess of all spinster women, and she is mostly worshipped by the unmarried women, in order to get a suitable bridegroom.
The Mantra for Ma Brahmacharani Devi is ‘Om Ma Brahmacharini Namah’
It is believed that whoever recites this holy mantra of Ma Brahmacharani Devi would attain all sorts of goodness, and they would prosper in their lives.
Maa Brahmacharini Devi Mandir is situated at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Goddess Brahmacharini is also worshipped to lead a peaceful and a happy married life, and to give birth to a noble child.