Navratri, nine festive nights dedicated to Goddess Durga, is an auspicious time to worship Nav Durga, nine aspects of Goddess Durga. Each day a Goddess or a form of Durga is worshipped during Durga Navratri.
Though, nine Goddesses worshipped during Navratri may vary from place to place, the Navadurga Goddesses mentioned in the Scriptures are same in every region.
List of Nav Durga Goddesses – Dedicated days during Navratri:
1. Shailaputri Mata Puja – First day (Padyami – Pratipada) – also observed Ghatasthapana.. Read more about Shailputri Mata and Dhyana Mantram of First Navdurga Maa.
2. Brahmacharini Puja– Second day (Vidiya – Dwitiya) – also observed as Preeti Vidiya. Read further about Brahmacharini Navdurga and Dhyana Mantram, Stotram for Brahmacharini Maa.
3. Chandraghanta Puja – Third day (Thadiya – Trutiya). Read on Chandraghanta Navdurga and Dhyana Mantram of 3rd Navdurga.
4. Kushmanda Puja– Fourth day. Read about Kushmanda Puja and 4th Navdurga Mata
5. Skandamata Pooja – Fifth day – also observed Lalita Panchami – Upang Lalita Vrat in Maharashtra. Read about Skandamata Mantram, Stotram and Puja details.
6. Katyayani Pooja– Sixth day – also observed as Maha Sashti. Read further on Katyayani Navratri Puja, Dhyana Mantram and Stotram.
7. Kalaratri Pooja – Seventh day – Maha Saptami (Saraswati Puja avahan). Read more on Kalaratri Puja, Mantram and stotram.
8. Mahagauri Pooja– Eighth day – Durgashtami (Saraswati puja). Read further on Maha Gauri Navratri Puja, Mantram, and Stotram.
9. Siddhidatri Puja – Ninth day – Mahanavami (Saraswati Puja in Kerala). Read on about Siddhidatri Mantram and Puja details.