Navratri is about welcoming the nine goddesses in our home with a healthy and pious mind and heart so that they bless our lives. The science of mantras is all about cleansing of soul and internal vibes. The chanting of the matras heal us from inside and which is why they hold significant place in our vedas and scriptures. One who chants the matras, his mind gets a focus and the state of meditation can be achieved easily. It is important to chant mantras not because it makes goddess happy, but because it cleanses your mind and soul.
Here are nine mantras devoted to the nine different days which are important to maximise the effect of your devotion.
Navratri 1st Day: Shailputri Devi Mantra
Maa Shailputri is the First Form of Maa Durga. She is the Daughter of Himalaya . She is also known as “Parvati” and “Hemvati”
Dhyan Mantra: वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥
Vande Vanchhitlabhay Chandrardhkritshekhram. Vrisharudham Shuldharam Shailputri Yashswinim.
Navratri 2nd Day: Brahmacharini Devi Mantra
Maa Brahmacharini is the second form of Maa Durga, in this form she did hard penance (Tapasya) to get Lord Shiva as her Husband.
Dhyan Mantra: दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमालाकमण्डलू। देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥
Dadhanakara Padmabhyam akshamala kamandalam, Devi prasidathu mayi rahmacharinya nuththama.
Navratri 3rd Day: Chandraghanta Devi Mantra
Maa Chandraghanta is the Third form of Maa Durga; this is the married form of Maa Parvati.
Dhyan Mantra: पिण्डज प्रवरारूढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता। प्रसीदम तनुते महयं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता।।
Pindaj Pravrarudha Chandkpasrkaryuta . Prasidam Tanute Mahyam Chandrghnteti Vishruta.
Navratri 4th Day: Kushmanda Devi Mantra
Maa Kushmanda is the Fourth form of Maa Durga. It is believed that Maa Kushmanda lives inside the Sun and enlightens the whole world with her ultimate energy.
Dhyan Mantra: वन्दे वांछित कामार्थे चंद्रार्घ्कृत शेखराम, सिंहरुढ़ा अष्टभुजा कुष्मांडा यशस्वनिम.
Vande Vance hit Kamarthe Chandrarghkrit Shekhram, Singhrudha Ashtbhuja Kushmanda Yashswini.
Navratri 5th Day: Skanda Devi Mantra
Maa SkandaMata is the fifth form of Maa Durga; it is said that when Maa Parvati gave birth to Skanda also known as Kartikeya, she came to be known as SkandaMata.
Dhyan Mantra: “सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया. शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी."
Sinhasangata nityam padmashritkardvya , Shubhdastu sada Devi Skandmata Yashswini.
Navratri 6th Day: Katyayani Devi Mantra
Maa Katyayani is the Sixth form of Maa Durga and derives her name from her father Katyayan Rishi; this is the angry form of Maa Durga, in this form she destroyed demon Mahishasura.
Dhyan Mantra: स्वर्णाआज्ञा चक्र स्थितां षष्टम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्। वराभीत करां षगपदधरां कात्यायनसुतां भजामि॥
Swarnagya chakra sthitam shashtam Durga Trinetram. Varabhit Karam shadgpadmdharam katyayansutam Bhajami.
Navratri 7th Day: Kalratri Devi Mantra
Maa Kalratri is the seventh form of Maa Durga, Kalratri is the furious form of Maa Durga, in this form she destroyed the dangerous demons Sumbha and Nisumbha.
Dhyan Mantra: करालवंदना धोरां मुक्तकेशी चतुर्भुजाम्। कालरात्रिं करालिंका दिव्यां विद्युतमाला विभूषिताम॥
Karalvadnam ghoram muktkeshi chaturbhjam. Kaal Ratrim karalikaam divyam vidyutmala vibhushitam.
Navratri 8th Day: Gauri Devi Mantra
Maa MahaGauri is the 8th form of Maa Durga, it is believed that up to the age of 16, Maa Parvati had extremely fair complexion, due to which she received this name meaning “Ultimate fair”. On this day, we worship young girls.
Dhyan Mantra: पूर्णन्दु निभां गौरी सोमचक्रस्थितां अष्टमं महागौरी त्रिनेत्राम्।
वराभीतिकरां त्रिशूल डमरूधरां महागौरी भजेम्॥
Navratri 9th Day: Siddhidhatri Devi Mantra
Maa Siddhidhatri is the 9th form of Maa Durga, it is believed that before the Universe was created, Lord Shiva worshiped Para Shakti to get energy and to create the universe. This Goddess is also known as the other half of Lord Shiva who gave her power to him and came to be known as “Siddhi Datri”
Dhyan Mantra: स्वर्णावर्णा निर्वाणचक्रस्थितां नवम् दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।शख, चक्र, गदा, पदम, धरां सिद्धीदात्री भजेम्॥