Now having destroyed the illusion of time the devotee ascends to the final Chakra of liberation. The Eighth Day of Navratri in 2023 is dedicated to Maa Mahagauri, the 8th Avtar of Maa Durga. When Parvati observed a hard sacrament to obtain Lord Shiva in the forest of Himalayas, she developed a dark complexion. When Lord Shiva accepted her great devotion, he washed the body of Parvati with water of Ganga and her body regained its beauty. She came to be recognized as "Maha Gauri", meaning "extremely white" and became prominent as the consort of Mahadev (Lord Shiva). Devi Gauri is bright, peaceful and calm and her beauty glows like sparkling White Crystal.
Another legend talks about Shumbha and Nishumbha. These demons could only be killed by a fierce form of Parvati. Soon Lord Shiva turned Parvati’s skin black but she felt offended. Later, she prayed to Brahma for regaining her original skin. Brahma pleased with her austerity asked her to bath in Mansarovar in the Himalaya.
As she took a bath, she founder that her dark skin got peeled off from her. The skin assumed the form of a goddess called as Kaushiki took the form of a female. As a result, Parvati got her form which was absolutely white and pure.
For the killing of demons such as Chanda Munda, Raktabeeja, Shumbha and Nishubha, She gave that original white form to Kaushika and assumed again the form of Kali.
Getting powers from Lakshmi and Saraswati, Kali too the form of Chandi and killed a demon called Dhumralochan. Then from her third eye, a goddess appeared who killed Chanda and Munda and was known as Chamunda. Chandi then assumed the form of Kaalratri to kill Raktabija.After all the demons were killed, Chandi, Chamunda, Kali and Kaushiki became one with Parvati. Therefore She came to be known as Mahagauri.
Mahagauri has extremely fair complexion and therefore Maa is compared with the conch, the moon and the white flower of Kunda. She is depicted sitting on a bull (Vrishabha) and has four arms. Her right hand is in the pose of alleviating fear and her right lower hand holds a trident. She holds a 'damaru' (a small drum) in her right hand while the lower one grants boons to her devotees. Elucidation of her grace is infinite. Maha Gauri is the true Goddess of kindness and morality. She is the one who purifies the souls by destroying the sins. Her worship liberates one from the clutches of material world and removes sorrows. She leads you to path of virtue and self-realization.
Goddess Mahagauri Mantra & Puja Vidhi
As per ancient Hindu literature the sixteen year old Goddess Shailaputri was extremely beautiful and fair. Because of this extreme fair complexion she became known as Mahagauri and is compared to the Moon, a conch and the white flower of Kunda. She also adorns Herself in white clothes and is known as Shwetambardhara.
The ride of Maa Mahagauri as well as Shailaputri is a bull and hence she is also called Vrisharudha. She is shown having 4 hands. In Her upper hands She holds the Trishul and Damaru and Her other hands are in the Abhaya and Varada Mudra.
Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu Maa Gauri Rupena Samsthita| Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah ||
Maa Mahagauri Mantra:
“Om Hreem Shreem Glaum Gam Gauri Geem Namah”
Mahagauri Puja Vidhi:
The eight night of Navratri begins with worship of Mahagauri which is performed by using sacred puja items. The devotee uses a shallow pan like utensil made of clay as base. Three layers of mud and Sapta Dhanya/Navadhanya (grains) seeds are poured into the pan. The next is a little water is sprinkled so that seeds get enough moisture. A Kalasha (holy water pot) filled with Ganga jal, Supari, a few coins, Akshat (raw rice mixed with turmeric powder) and Durva grass is placed in the base. Then the five Mango tree leaves put around the neck of the Kalash which is then covered by a coconut. Read more.
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