The first day is dedicated to the Goddess Durga is called Shailputri, the daughter of the Himalayas. She is a form of Shakti, the companion of Lord Shiva.
The second day is dedicated to the Goddess Durga is known as 'Brahmacharini'. The name is derivative of the word 'Brahma', which means 'Tapa' or penace. She is also a form of Mata Shakti.
The third day is dedicated to the goddess Chandraghanta, the symbolic representation of beauty and bravery.
The fourth day is dedicated to the goddess Kushmandas, the creator of the entire Universe.
The fifth day is dedicated to the Goddess Skand Mata, the mother of the chief warrior of the Gods army the Skanda.
The sixth day is dedicated to the goddess Katyayani with three eyes and four hands.
The seventh day is dedicated to the Goddess 'Kalratri', meant to make the devotees fearless.
The eight day is dedicated to the Mata Rani or 'Maha Gauri', represents calmness and exhibits wisdom.
The ninth day is dedicated to Durga also referred as Siddhidatri. It is believed that she has all the eight siddhis and is worshipped by all the Rishis and Yogis.