Brahma means 'penance' and as the name suggests, Devi Brahmacharini means one who performs 'tapasya'. Parvati when born to Himalya, went into severe penance to attain Lord Shiva as her consort. Her desire to attain Lord Shiva was eventually fulfilled.

Maa Brahmacharini is known to be the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Worshipping Devi Brahmacharini brings blessings of austerity, happiness and  fulfillment. She serves as an inspiration to move forward in life.

Embodiment of Devi Brahmcharini:

Maa Brahmacharini is depicted as walking bare feet, carrying 'jap mala' in the right hand and 'kamandal' in the left one.

Various Names:  
Tapascharini, Aparna, Uma,

Governing Planet:
Lord Mangal is known to be governed by Goddess Brahmacharini.

Way of Worship:
According the rituals, sugar should be offered to the goddess and thereafter should be given to a 'Brahman'. Moreover, garlands made of hibiscus and lotus flower should be offered to the Goddess as it pleases her.

Colour to wear:

Mantra to worship Maa Shialputri:

दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमालाकमण्डलू।
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥


Vasavi Dhir/JPN