Navratri Festival is a magnificent celebration of Color, Music, and devotion. Maa Durga dispenses her special blessing on these nine days. Devotees fully immersed in the worship of Maa Bhuvaneshwari, offer her many food items which are considered auspicious on this occasion. Nine different food items on each day of Navratri embellish the Naivedyam Thal.
Here are those Navratri Prasad items offered to Maa Durga During Navratri :
1st day of Navratri prasad – Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter)
On the first day of Navratri, devotees worship Maa Durga’s avatar Maa Shailputri. They offer pure Desi ghee on the foot of Goddess Shailputri. An offering of pure ghee is said to bless people with a life free of diseases and illness.
2nd day of Navratri prasad – Sugar
On the second day, Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped by the devotees. They offer a bhog of sugar to Goddess Brahmacharini and seek her blessings.
3rd day of Navratri prasad – Kheer
Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. Devotees seek the blessings of this ferocious avatar of Goddess Durga by offering her kheer as prasad.
4th day of Navratri prasad – Malpua
On the fourth day of Navratri, Maa Kushmanda is worshipped by the devotees of Maa Durga. They offer Malpua as bhog to the Goddess, recite shlokas, and ask for prosperity and happiness in their lives.
5th day of Navratri prasad – Bananas
Maa Skandmata is worshipped on the fifth day of the nine-day festival. A bhog of bananas is offered to the Goddess. It is said to keep the devotees in good health.
6th day of Navratri prasad – Honey
Devotees offer honey as prasad to Goddess Katyayani on the sixth day of the auspicious festival.
7th day of Navratri prasad – Jaggery
An offering of jaggery or sweets made with jaggery as bhog is done to Maa Kaalratri on the seventh day of Navratri. The prasad is also given to Brahmins along with Dakshina.
8th day of Navratri prasad – Coconut
Goddess Mahagauri, another avatar of Maa Durga, is offered with coconut as prasad on the eighth day of Navratri. It is widely believed that donating coconuts to the Brahmins on Ashtami brings prosperity and happiness.
9th day of Navratri prasad – Til
On the ninth day of Navratri, devotees worship Maa Siddhidatri and observe a fast to seek her blessings. They offer the Goddess a bhog of til or sesame seeds.
Along with mentioned food items devotees offer many other food items as per their traditions such as Halva Puri and Chane. We believe, whatever Navratri Prasad you offer with love, Maa Bhuvaneshwari accept it wholeheartedly.