9 Forms of Goddess ‘Durga’ showing shadow aspects in our life

Hindus celebrate Dashain which is the epitome of good winning over evil. During Dashain, devotees celebrate the victory of the mother divine; Nav Durga during Navaratri. Nav Durga represents all nine forms of Devis. These Devis are also known as Devi Shakti depicting nine different qualities.

This Devi Shakti, or the feminine aspect of goddess manifests itself in qualities such as strength, transformation, anger, beauty, compassion, fear and power. These qualities are reflected in each individual, in different events and in this universe as a whole. This article will explain the significance of the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga that are worshiped on each day of Navaratri:


Shailaputri is known as the daughter the Himalayas. She is the daughter of Daksha Shailputri who also is ‘Sati Bhavani’, ‘Parvati’ or ‘Hemavati’. She is the embodiment, power of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. On the first day of the auspicious occasion devotees worship Goddess Shailputri who is the goddess of Muladhara Chakra and her power helps in beginning the spiritual discipline.


Brahmacharini means one who observes the state of celibacy doing penance. Maa Brahmacharini she is worshipped on the second day of Navaratri. She is the one who observes the state of celibacy doing penance and considered to be bespeaks of love, loyalty, wisdom and knowledge.


Goddess Chandraghanta is the third form of the goddess and is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. Being the third manifestation Goddess Chandraghanta with all her weapons carries the sound of moon-bell on her forehead expel all types of evils existence away from her devotees and offers generous blessings.


Kusumanda durga is considered to be the most spectacular of all personifications of Cosmic energy. Goddess Kushmanda is the fourth form of manifestation and is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. It is believed, to bestow spiritual fulfillment. She is also known to be “Jagat-Janani” or “Adi-Shakti” with the blessings Durga Kushmanda, devotees can overcome diseases, fear, sorrows, and obstacles who bestow spiritual the fulfillment.


With the sequence of embodied of the goddess, Skanda-Mata is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri. The deities who are not only equated with parents, they are blessed with desire, fulfillment and bring the parental bliss in one’s marital life.


Goddess Katyayani is known as the Warrior Goddess and sixth Form of Navdurga that courage to their devotees and blesses them by removing, sorrows, obstacles, and guilt that they have faced in life. Her blessings to devotees bring success in their life and also enhance their intelligence and skills one gain excellence in the respective fields to which they belong.


Kalaratri is the most ferocious form of Goddess Durga and also It is believed that the planet Shani is governed by Goddess Kalaratri. Goddess Kalaratri is the seventh form of manifestation and is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri. Kalaratri is believed to be the liberator of the devotees from danger and expel their devotees from various fears and every kind of obstacle just by faithful remembrance.


Goddess Mahagauri is termed as the Goddess of beauty with extremely fair complexion. It is the eighth form of manifestation and is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. Worshipping Goddess Mahagauri one can get rid of the accumulated bad karmas of the past and certainly will reach the desired betterment and prosperity.


The last & final form of Goddess Durga called Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri. The Supreme Goddess of Power, Adi-Parashakti, appeared in the form of Siddhidatri. Goddess Siddhidatri worship will augment the paths towards divine powers and Nava-Nidhis (treasures).