Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 2: The auspicious nine-day festival of Chaitra Navratri began on March 22. It is dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine incarnations – Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalratri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Siddhidatri. The second day is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini, who signifies love, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge. She is said to be the unmarried avatar of Goddess Parvati. It is believed that she governs the planet of Mangal and carries a rosary in one hand and kamandal in the other.