Devi Brahmacharini was required to follow the path of penance. In fact, the name Brahmacharini is made up of two words – Brahma meaning tapa or penance and Charini meaning an ardent female follower. Maa Brahmacharini is an embodiment of tapas, devotion, solitude, and restraint. She blesses devotees with peace, prosperity, happiness, and nobility.
After Goddess Kushmanda, Goddess Parvati took birth at the home of Daksha Prajapati. She represents the severe penance undertaken by Sati and Parvati in their respective births to attain Lord Shiva. Her unmarried form is worshipped as Brahmacharini and the married as the great Sati. She is also known as Tapashcharini, Uma, and Aparna and is worshipped on the second day of Navratri. The red planet Mars i.e. Mangal is governed by Goddess Brahmacharini.
The second day is dedicated to Goddess Brahamacharini puja, the mantra for which is given below: Dadhana Karapadmabhyam Akshamala Kamandalu Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinyan Uttama
Maa Brahmcharini 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.
Planet Pacifying puja: Rahu