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Navratri 2021: Know the importance of the eighth form of Durga, Goddess Maha Gauri

My Jyotish Expert Updated 12 Oct 2021 04:41 PM IST
Maha Gauri Maata
Maha Gauri Maata - Photo : Google
Maa Mahagauri is worshiped on the Ashtami date of Navratri. Maa Mahagauri is the eighth form of Maa Durga. These are called the eighth power. Mahagauri is considered the only power. According to the Puranas, the whole world is illuminated by his brilliance. According to Durga Saptashati, after Shumbha was defeated by Nishumbha, the gods prayed to Goddess Mahagauri for their protection on the banks of the river Ganges. Worshiping this form of the mother increases mental peace along with the development of physical abilities. This form of the mother is also called Annapurna, Aishwarya Pardini, Chaitanyamai.

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Method of worship of Mahagauri:

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On this day, wake up in the morning and take a bath and wear clean clothes. After this take a wooden post and install a statue or picture on it. Offer flowers to her and meditate on the mother. Then light a lamp in front of the mother. Then offer fruits, flowers, and naivedya to the mother. Perform aarti of mother and chant mantras. Kanya Puja is performed on this day. On this day nine girls and one boy are worshipped. They are called home and fed. Girls and children should be presented according to their capacity. Then take blessings by touching their feet and send them off.

Mahagauri's Bhog Method:
Coconut is offered to the mother on this day. Kanya Puja has special significance on this day.

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Story of Mahagauri:
According to mythology, Mother Parvati had done severe penance in her previous birth to get Lord Shiva as her husband and got Shiva as her husband. When the mother had done severe penance to get Shiva as her husband, then the body of Gauri had become dirty i.e. black after being covered with dust and soil. After this, Shankar ji washed the body of the mother with Gangajal. Then Gauri's body became bright and radiant. Then she became famous as Goddess Mahagauri.

Navratri Eighth Day Mahagauri Mantras

Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah
Om Devi Mahagauryayi Namah
Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetaambardhara Shuchih
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadev Pramodadaa

Ma Mahagauri Prarthna on Navratri 8th Day

Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada

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