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Worship Maa Mahagauri on the 8th day of Navaratri

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Day 8: MAHA GAURI: Maha Gauri is intelligent, peaceful and calm. It is said that due to her long austerities in the deep forests of the Himalayas, her colour transformed from white to back. However, later, when Shiva cleaned her with the waters of the Ganga, her body regained its beauty and she came to be known as Maha Gauri, which means extremely white. The colour of the day is pink, denoting hope and a fresh start.

 

Puja Vidhi

On Ashtami, women offer red duppatta to the Goddess. On Ashtami, clean the area where you have to perform the puja and then place and idol or a picture of Goddess Mahagauri. Then place a white cloth on the table where you have kept the idol or picture and keep Mahagauri yantra there. Take white flowers in your hand and pray to the Goddess.

 

Kanya puja is also performed on Ashtami for which you need to invite nine girls to your home, wash their feet and offer food to them-which includes halwa, poori and kala chana along with a coconut and some money. The girls should be above 2 years of age and less than 10. The girls should be nine in number or else two.

 

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.

 

Stotra Path

 

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.