Worship of Goddess Mahagauri on the Eight Day of NavratriScroll Down to read more
Date: 25th March, 2018 (Sunday)
Color to be worn: Pink
Now having destroyed the illusion of time the devotee ascends to the final Chakra of liberation. The 8th day of Navratri in 2015 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.
She 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.
About Goddess Mahagauri
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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.Gemstone:
White Sapphire / SphatikRudraksha:
Maa Kaalaratri Mantra:
Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu Maa Gauri Rupena Samsthita|
Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah ||
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