Navratri have a special significance in the lives of Hindus. The Nav Durga they pray to have nine different forms and each one of her form is a blessing. In our shastras it is said that if specific bhogs are offered to Maa durga on specific days of Nav ratri, then she blesses us with fortune, health, prosperity and many other things.
Today SheNeeds brings to you the nine bhogs which you can offer to Goddess Durga. It is also of utmost importance that we understand the fact that just offering these bhogs to gods if not sufficient. In our holy books, it is written that we must give these bhogs to the people who are in need of them.
Day 1; Maa Shailaputri
Maa Shailaputri offeres health. It is said that the things which are white in color are offered to her as sweets on the first day of Navratri. All the white prasads are her favorites and she keeps illeness away from your home with her blessings.
Day 2; Maa Brahamcharini
On the second day of Navratri, sugar if offered to Maa Brahamcharini. She likes the offering of sugar and it is said that she blesses with the fortune of a long life
Day 3; Maa Chandraghanta
Maa Chandraghanta is the Goddess of the third day of Navratri. She like the offering which are made up of milk. All the sweets and bhogs which are prepared with milk are said to be her favorites and she blesses us by taking away all of our pain and sufferings.
Day 4; Maa Kushmanda
Maa Kushmanda likes the prsad of Malpua. It is said that if a person offers Malpua to Maa Durga on the fourth day of Navratri then she blesses him with a sharp brain. You should also distribute this bhog to all the people around you. Maa Kushmanda blesses you with immense intelligence and patience. She also blesses you with a happy and a prosperous family.
Day 5; Maa Skandamata
On the fifth day of Durga Puja, Maa Skandmata is prayed to. She likes the bhog of Bananas. For immense fortune and prosperity, it is said that a person should offer bananas to Maa Skandmata and then distribute them to the needy people. In return she blesses you with all the wealth and makes your home a happy abode.
Day 6; Maa Skandmata
Maa Skandmata is prayed to on the sixth day and she is very pleased with the bhog of Honey. On the sixth day, the offering of honey is said to being you all the material happiness in the world. You will blessed with beauty and wealth both at the same time.
Day 7; Maa Kal Ratri
Maa Kali is the Goddess of the seventh day of Navratri. She likes the prasad of Gud or jaggery. It is said that this bhog destroys all the sadness and darkness from your soul. She kills all the evils from your heart and blesses you with a new light. Maa Kali also blesses you by killing all the poverty around you.
Day 8; Maa Mahagauri
On the eighth day of Navratri, Maa Maha Gauri likes the Prasad of a coconut. It is said that the person should offer this bhog for fortune and fame. Some people also follow a practice where they use a coconut to make their wishes come true. It is said that if a coconut is used to cleanse your aura from above your head and then immersed in water then all of your wishes come true.
Day 9; Maa Siddhidatri
Maa Siddhidatri blesses you with peace of mind if she is offered the bhogs made up of grains on the ninth day of Navratri. It is also said that for the people who are longing for children should distribute this bhog to small girls. Maa Shiddhidatri blesses you with a child in return.
Sheneeds wishes you a Happy and a Prosperous Navratri..