Navratri celebrations include a plethora of religious activities that are performed in the veneration of Navdurga. One of these includes the offering of a specific Prasad to each form of Navdurga. As each Avatar represents a distinct characteristic of Goddess Durga, different Bhog is offered to different forms of Navdurga to get their blessings. List of Prasadam to offer to Navdurga is below -
The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri. After the self-immolation as Goddess Sati, Goddess Parvati took birth as the daughter of Lord Himalaya. In Sanskrit Shail means the mountain and due to which Goddess was known as Shailputri, the daughter of the mountain. Offer the Prasad of Desi Ghee to receive the blessings of Maa Shailputri who embodies the power of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini. In this form, the Goddess Parvati was a great Sati and her unmarried form is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini. She is an embodiment of perseverance and penance. Offer the Prasad of Sugar to the Goddess to embody her virtues.
The third day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form the Goddess Parvati. After getting married to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati started adorning her forehead with half Chandra and due to which She comes to be known as Goddess Chandraghanta. Offer the Prasad of Kheer to Goddess Chandraghanta who honours her devotees with qualities such as courage and protects them from evil.
Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. Kushmanda is the Goddess who has the power and capability to live inside the Sun. The glow and radiance of her body are as luminous as that of the Sun. Offer the Prasad of Malpua to Goddess Kushmanda who disperses darkness from the lives of her devotees and grants them wealth and health.
Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri. When Goddess became the mother of Lord Skanda (also known as Lord Kartikeya), Mata Parvati was known with the name of Goddess Skandamata. Offer the Prasad of Bananas to Devi Skandamata during Navratri who graces her devotees with prosperity and power.
Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. To destroy the demon Mahishasura, Goddess Parvati took the form of Goddess Katyayani. It was the most violent form of Goddess Parvati. Offer the Prasad of Honey to Devi Katyayani during Navratri to learn how to direct anger in a positive direction and productively harness ferocity.
Goddess Kalaratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri. When the Goddess Parvati removed outer golden skin to kill demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha, She was known as Goddess Kalaratri and is the fiercest and the most ferocious form of Goddess Parvati. Offer the Prasad of Jaggery (Gur) to Devi Kalaratri during Navratri to imbibe the powerful energy being emanated from her body.
Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. According to Hindu mythologies, the Goddess Shailputri at the age of sixteen was extremely beautiful and was blessed with fair complexion. Due to her extreme fair complexion, she was known as Goddess Mahagauri. Offer the Prasad of Coconut to Devi Mahagauri to get rid of sins and to win her benediction in the form of worldly gains.
Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri. At the beginning of the Universe, Lord Rudra worshipped Adi-Parashakti for creation. It is believed that Goddess Adi-Parashakti had no form. The supreme Goddess of Power, Adi-Parashakti, appeared in the form of Siddhidatri from the left half of Lord Shiva. Offer the Prasad of Sesame Seeds to Devi Siddhidatri during Navratri to achieve all sorts of Siddhis.