Brahmacharini is worshipped on 2nd Night of the Navaratri. Brahma is that who observes penance and good conduct. The idol of this Goddess is very gorgeous. There is rosary in her right hand and Kamandal in the left. She is full with merriment. Her story is famous. In her previous birth she was Parvati Hemavati the daughter of Himalayas,Himvan. Once when she was busy in games with her friends. Naradaji came to her and predicted reading her hand that, "You will marry the naked and terrible 'Bhole Baba' who was with you when you were Sati, the daughter of Daksh, in your previous birth. But now you have to perform penance for him." Thereupon Parvati told her mother Menaka that she would marry none except Shambhu, otherwise she would remain unmarried. Saying this she went to observe penance to get Lord Shiva. That is why her name is famous as tapacharini - Brahmacharini.
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