It’s Navratri time, and Hindus are preparing for this joyous occasion. As part of a nine-day festival marking the victory of good over evil, Maa Durga or Shakti is worshipped. Additionally, people offer different bhog or prasad to the nine goddesses during these nine days – Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalratri, Maa Mahagauri, and Maa Siddhidatri. Here is a list of nine days’ worth of prasad if you wish to learn more about it.
Day 1 – Desi Ghee
On the initial day of Navratri, believers revere Maa Durga’s form, Maa Shailputri. They pour pure desi ghee at the feet of Goddess Shailputri. A pure ghee offering is supposed to provide individuals with a life free of sickness and ailment.
Day 2 – Sugar
Devotees venerate Maa Brahmacharini on the second day. They offer a bhog of sugar to Goddess Brahmacharini and beseech her grace.
Day 3 – Kheer
On the third day of Navratri, Maa Chandraghanta is honored. Devotees sought the blessings of this fearsome form of Goddess Durga by presenting her kheer as prasad.
Day 4 – Malpua
The devotees of Maa Durga worship Maa Kushmanda on the fourth day of Navratri. They recite shlokas and ask the Goddess for happiness, prosperity, and success.
Day 5 – Bananas
Five days into the nine-day festival, Maa Skandmata is worshipped. The Goddess is offered bananas as a bhog. The devotees are said to be kept healthy by it.
Day 6 – Honey
A sweet offering of honey is offered to Goddess Katyayani on the sixth day of the auspicious festival.
Day 7 – Jaggery
The seventh day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Kaalratri by offering jaggery as a bhog.
Day 8 – Coconut
On the eighth day of Navratri, Goddess Mahagauri, another form of Maa Durga, is served with coconut as prasad. It is popularly believed that offering coconuts to Brahmins on Ashtami brings happiness and fortune.
Day 9 – Until
On the ninth day of Navratri, worshippers worship Maa Siddhidatri and fast to obtain her grace. They present the Goddess with a bhog of til or sesame seeds.
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