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Navratri 2020 Maha Ashtami and Navmi: Know shubh muhurat, puja vidhi and how to do kanya puja

Today is the eighth day of Navratri. It is also known as Maha Ashtami or Durga Ashtami. Today, the eighth avatar of power Mother Mahagauri is worshipped. The Goddess is called Mahagauri due to her fair color.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 25, 2020 6:26 IST
Navratri 2020 Maha Ashtami and Navmi
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Navratri 2020 Maha Ashtami and Navmi

Today is the eighth day of Navratri. It is also known as Maha Ashtami or Durga Ashtami. Today, the eighth avatar of power Mother Mahagauri is worshipped. The Goddess is called Mahagauri due to her fair color. In the days of Sharadiya Navratri, the worship of the girl has special significance. It is said that little girls are the replica of Goddess itself. The day of Ashtami and Navami is considered the best day for worshiping the girls. On this day, people worship Kanya and observe the fast. It is believed that by offering food to these girls, Maa Durga gets pleased and gives blessings of happiness and prosperity to her devotees.

Why is kanya puja on Ashtami and Navami important?

During Navratri, female worship is of great importance. The Navratri fast of devotees is completed only after the nine girls are worshiped as the reflection of the nine goddesses. Maa Durga after getting pleased by the offerings or dakshina showers the devotees with blessings.

Auspicious time of kanya puja

Ashtami Tithi will remain till 6:59 am today, followed by Navami Tithi till 7:45 am on 25 October.

Navratri 2020 Day 8: Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

On the eighth day of Navratri, offer red dupatta and red tilak to the idol of the goddess. Clean the area where you have to perform the puja and then place an idol or a picture of Goddess Mahagauri. Pray to the goddess while taking white flowers in your hands.

Navratri 2020 Day 8: Maa Mahagauri Mantra

Vande Vanchit Kamarth Chandrardhkrit Shekharam

Sinhruda Chaturbhuja Mahagauri Yashswanim
Purnandu Nibhan Gauri Somchakrastithta Ashtam Mahagauri Trinetram
Varabhitikaran Trishool Damroodharan Mahagauri Bhajem
Patambar Paridhanan Mriduhasya Nanalankar Bhooshitam
Manjeer Haar Keyoor, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditam
Praful  Vandana Pallavandhara Kaant Kapolan Trailokya Mohnam
Kamniya Lavanya Mrinal Chandangandhliptam.

Navratri 2019 Day 8: Maa Mahagauri Stotr Path

Read the following stotr path while worshipping Maa Kalratri:
Sarvasankat Hantri Twahi Dhan Aishwary Pradayneem
Gyanda Chaturvedmayi Mahagauri Pranmabhyaham
Sukh Shantidatri Dhan Dhanya Pradayneem
Damruvadya Priya Adya Mahagauri Pranmabhyaham
Trailokyamangal Twahi Tapatrya Harineem
Vadadn Chaitanyamayi Mahagauri Pranmamayaham.

 

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