Devi Brahmacharini is the second manifestation of Goddess Durga, and her worship is observed on the second day of the Hindu festival of Navratri. The name "Brahmacharini" is derived from the Sanskrit words "Brahma," which refers to the ultimate reality or divine consciousness, and "acharini," which means "one who practices" or "follows the path of." The Navratri story of Devi Brahmacharini highlights her ascetic and penance-driven nature: