The nine days festival of Navratri is dedicated to 9 different avatars of Maa Durga. During this season, devotees follow the path of spirituality and utter devotion to appease Maa Durga for prosperity and peace. Did you know that a special Prasad is offered to each avatar of Goddess Durga? Navratri puja is incomplete without these special bhog (Prasad) to these nine forms of the Goddess. Have a look at what bhog should be offered on each day of Navratri hereDay 1
On the first day of Navratri, bhog (offerings) made of pure cow’s GHEE should be offered in the feet of Maa Shailputri. Devotees would be blessed with good health and relieve from health ailments.Day 2:
Maa Brahmacharini, the tapaswini (sage) form of Maa Durga, preferred simple life and simple food. Hence, bhog offered should be simple. Devotees can offer food such as SUGAR and fruits. Distribute the bhog amongst all family members for long life.
The third day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta. Offer MILK, kheer, or any milk based bhog to the Goddess and distribute amongst Brahmans. This helps ease all sufferings and bless the devotees with sheer happiness.Day 4
Dedicated to Maa Kushmanda, Malpua should be offered as bhog/Prasad on the fourth day of Navratri and should be distributed amongst Brahmins. This blesses the devotee with wisdom and helps see things right.Day 5
Maa Skandmata is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri. Offer BANANAS to appease this form of Durga. She can bless you with good health and ease physical ailments.Day 6
The sixth form of Goddess Durga, Maa Katyayani, should be offered honey as Prasad. This instils the devotee with utter sweetness and charisma. Single women, who are looking to get married, should certainly worship Maa Katyayani.Day 7
Maa Kaalratri, the seventh incarnation of Maa Durga and eliminator of all evil energies, should be offered JAGGERY (gud) or sweets made of jaggery. Distribute this bhog amongst Brahmins and loved ones. This can relieve the devotees from grief and protects them against any forthcoming mishaps or crisis.Day 8
On the eighth day of Navratri, also known for Kanya pujan, special bhog (Prasad) made of COCONUT should be offered to Maa Mahagauri. It is also believed that donating Coconut to the Brahmins on this day can eliminate any child-related troubles and can bless childless couples with an offspring.Day 9
Maa Siddhidatri, the Goddess of all Siddhi and mystic powers, can protect the devotees against any forthcoming mishaps. Offer SESAME (til) as Prasad to this form of Durga and distribute amongst Brahmins. It also helps eliminate any prevailing fear of death.