As Goddess Kameshwari gives us inspiration on the first lunar day, so Goddess Bhagamalini allows this inspiration to fully blossom and spread its sweet fragrance in all directions.
Bhagamalini means “garlanded with luck”, “garlanded with fame” or “garlanded with the sun”. She brings auspiciousness and victory. As during Pratipad tithi Goddess Kameshwari along with the Sun gives us the light to recognise our desires and the truth about ourselves, as well as awakens a creative spark inside of us, so on Dvitiya tithi, second lunar day, Goddess Bhagamalini (along with the Moon) makes this spark grow, spread and shine. She becomes more grounded.

Manada or pride is the mood of the Goddess on second lunar day. She becomes more confident in Herself, as this lunar day is now governed by earth element and guna of rajas. Second lunar day in Shukla paksha is also known as Chandra darshan, as this is the very first day after the New Moon, when we can actually see it. On Shukla Pratipad Moon is usually still to close to the Sun to be visible on te sky – but on Shukla Dvitiya we will always see its light for the first time after it disappeared.

Dvitiya tithi is the time for you to shine your inner light and share it with the world. It is the time to make the first confident step towards fulfillment of your true desires and to connect with he bigger audience. Like Marianne Williamson (Dvitiya native, of course) has beautiful written:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

In some tantric scriptures Goddess Bhagamalini is considered a manifestation of Saraswati, shakti of Brahma, Goddess of sacred speech, art, learning and intuitive wisdom. Sometimes Her name, Bhagamalini, is translated as “the omniscient one”. Even the name of the yogini associated with Her is Buddhya-karshini (“the one attracting all intellect”) and the syllable of Sri Vidya mantra connected to Her is e, bij mantra of illusion. Her element is earth. Therefore She helps our inspiration, received from Goddess Kameshwari and Her creative spark, to assume its form, stability and identity in the world. She gives us the power to use our intellect wisely. This is why Dvitiya natives are naturally very curious and can often ask many questions. But as the Moon itself, karaka of the mind, is co-ruler of this lunar day, they also need to learn how to control the hunger of their mind and intellect and to seek their answers rather in meditation, in the depth of one’s own heart.
- "Journey with the Moon"


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