Today is maha Ashtami i.e. eighth day of the Chaitra Navratri. On this day, Hindu devotees worship another manifestation of Maa Durga i.e. Maa Mahagauri and seek blessings for a harmonious life. This is also the second last day of the longest Hindu festival of nine days and ten nights. On maha ashtami, many devotees break their fast by feeding little girls and making the Goddess happy. They pray that Maa durga shower them with happiness and prosperity in life.
Navratri 2021 Day 8: Maa Mahagauri Significance
Maa Mahagauri, a manifestation of Maa Durga is worshipped on this day. While Indian folklores have many tales of this day, one claims that Goddess Parvati had to perform penance in order to get Lord Shiva as her husband. While undergoing that, she had to face a lot of hardships like survive on leaves, stay in wild forests and due to such conditions, her complexion turned dark. Later, when Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife, he bathed her with water from the Ganges which turned her complexion back to normal i.e. fair. This is why she is known as Mahagauri.
Navratri 2021 Day 8: Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi
Hindu devotees should offer Maa Mahagauri with red dupatta and red tilak on this day. To perform the puja, clean the area first where you plan to worship and put the idol of the goddess. You can also place a picture of Maa Mahagauri and then worship by offering white flowers.
Navratri 2021 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 2021 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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