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Fill positivity in life by worshiping Mata Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri

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There is a law to worship Mata Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri. She got this name because of her fair complexion. By the grace of Mata Mahagauri, all wishes of a devotee are accomplished. She is also worshiped as the mother of Lord Ganesha. Maa Mahagauri is a symbol of utmost auspiciousness. She symbolizes joy, light and energy in life. On the eighth day of the nine-day Navratri festival, Maa Mahagauri is invoked to bless the devotees to make their life successful and positive. Know who is Mata Mahagauri, what is her story and how to worship her through this DevDarshan blog-

Form of Mata Mahagauri

Mata Mahagauri is an incarnation of Maa Parvati. Her complexion is very bright. It is said that due to the color of the goddess, she was named Mahagauri. Maha means many and Gauri means bright, that is, the one who is extremely bright. By the grace of Maa Mahagauri, the character of an individual also becomes very good. Mata has four hands and one of them is ‘Var Mudra’, another is an ‘Abhay Mudra.’ She holds a Damru in her third hand, a trishul in the fourth hand. Mata Mahagauri is extremely calm and serious and worshipping her brings peace of mind to the devotees. Lets know the story of Maa Mahagauri’s origin before worshipping her.

Story of the origin of Mata Mahagauri 

It is believed that, when Maa Sati took a second birth as Maa Parvati after self sacrifice, Maa Parvati did severe penance to get Shiva as her husband. When Shiva did not appear even after a lot of penance, Maa Parvati started worshiping Shiva by giving up on her food and water. Therefore, Maa Parvati’s body became very dark and weak. It is believed that Kaushiki Devi was born from this black form. When Lord Shiva came to know about Maa Parvati’s severe penance,  he gave a boon to Maa Parvati to fulfill her wish. During this time Parvati’s body was very weak and black. So Lord Shiva bathed Parvati with Gangajal. After this the impurities were removed from her body and she became very bright. This form of Goddess Parvati is called Mahagauri. Now, let’s know the worship method of Mahagauri-

Worship method of Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri

  • The devotees should get up early in the morning, have a bath and wear fresh clothes. 
  • Then the idol or the picture of Maa Mahagauri is bathed and kept at the puja place, after cleaning the puja space.
  • On the eighth day of Navratri, before worshipping Mata Mahagauri, the Kalash, Ganesh, Gauri and Navagraha should be worshiped at home.
  • After this, Mata Mahagauri is invoked and offered with fruits, flowers, incense sticks, lamp and naivedya.
  • Special recitation of mantras of Maa Durga Saptashati should be done in front of Mahagauri.
  • Any one mantra of Maa Mahagauri must be recited 108 times.
  • On the day of Ashtami, small girls must be fed with good food to please Mata Mahagauri 
  • Mata Mahagauri likes Kheer and Halwa a lot. The devotees should definitely offer these delicacies as bhog to Maa Mahagauri. 

Chant the Mahagauri Mantra for success in worship

Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Maa Gauri Rupena Sanstha.

Namasthasai Namasthasai Namasthasai Namo Namah.

Apart from this, it is good to recite Siddha Kunjika Stotra, Mahagauri Stotra or Kavach to please Mata Mahagauri.

Benefits of Mahagauri Puja on the eighth day of Navratri

According to astrology, any defects related to the planet Venus can be eliminated by worshipping Mata Mahagauri. Even if there is a marriage related problem, Mahagauri should be worshipped to fix the problems. It is believed that Mata Sita also worshiped Mahagauri to get Rama as her husband. One must worship Mata Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri for happiness, economic progress, success and good fortune in life.

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