12 Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga | Flowers During Navaratri

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Want to know about the Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga During Navaratri? Here are the Flowers Used in the Worship of Ma Durga!

Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga

Navaratri is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus. People worship various manifestations of the Goddess Durga for nine days. Each day has particular importance, where people celebrate each manifestation of Maa Durga with special offerings of flowers and bhoga. Here are the complete details on  Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga During Navaratri!

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Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga During Navaratri

1. Hibiscus (Day-1)

Hindi Name: Gudahal / Jason

Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus flower tops the list when it comes to the worship of Maa Durga. She is manifested as Shailputri during the first day of Navratri, and hibiscus is most endearing to her.

2. Chrysanthemums (Day-2)

Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga 2

Hindi Name: Sevanti

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Goddess Parvati has performed hard penance for years in the form of Brahmacharini, after which lord shiva accepted her as his wife.

Brahmacharini is the second manifestation of Devi Durga. She blesses with blissful married life when revered with sweet bhog and sevanti flowers.

3. Lotus (Day-3)


Hindi Name: Kamal

Botanical Name: Nelumbo nucifera

During the third day of Navratri, people worship the Goddess as Chandraghanta Devi. Devotees offer her sweets, milk, and lotus flower to seek her blessings.

In Hindu iconography, deities like Laxmi, Durga, and Narayan have lotus flowers in their hands or seats.

4. Crepe Jasmine (Day-4)

Favorite Flowers of Goddess Durga 3

Hindi Name: Chandani

Botanical Name: Tabernaemontana divaricata

The fourth day is dedicated to the fourth avatar of Durga, ‘Kushmanda.’ With her blessings, she eliminates all the darkness. People worship Kushmananda with jasmine and lotus along with sweets, including malpua.

5. Rose (Day-5)

Hindi Name: Gulab

Botanical Name: Rosa

Red and yellow roses are favorites of Maa Durga, especially during the fifth day of Navratri. She gets in Skandamata manifestation and red and yellow roses are dearest to her.

Offering a yellow rose to the deity brings good fortune and peace in one’s life.

6. Marigold (Day-6)

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Hindi Name: Genda

Botanical Name: Tagetes

On the sixth day of the Navratri, people worship the deity in Katyayani avatar, one of the most ferocious forms of Maa Durga. To seek her divine blessings of health, wealth, and prosperity, one must offer her marigold flowers, marigold, and honey bhoga.

7. Passionflower (Day-7)

Hindi Name: Krishna Kamal

Botanical Name: Passiflora

Kalaratri is the seventh manifestation of Ma Durga and is a destroyer of all demons, ghosts, evil spirits, and negative energies. People worship her with passionflower and jaggery bhoga on this day.

8. Arabian Jasmine (Day-8)

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Hindi Name: Mogra

Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac

The eighth day of Navratri is dedicated to Mahagauri manifestation. Worshipping mahagauri with mogra and coconut blesses with peace and tranquillity. Some mythology state that she also fulfills the wishes of childless couples and blesses them.

9. White Frangipani (Day-9)

Hindi Name: Champa

Botanical Name: Plumeria Alba

The ninth manifestation of Maa Durga is Siddhidhatri, and people worship her with white frangipani flowers. Devotees offer this flower for intellect, strength, and wisdom.

Flowers Extensively Used in Worshipping of Ma Durga

10. Butterfly Pea

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Hindi Name: Aparajita / Shankhpushpi

Botanical Name: Clitoria ternatea

According to Hindu mythology, butterfly pea was brought on earth by Guru Shukracharya. People also offer it to Shiva and Parvati. The flower plays a vital role in Mahadurga pooja, too.

11. Red Oleander

Hindi Name: Laal Kaner

Botanical Name: Nerium oleander

Red oleander is auspicious for worshiping goddess Durga, Kaali, and Gauri. Red and pink oleanders are a part of the ‘Tantrik sadhana’ of Mahakali, too.

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