Eighth Manifestation of Goddess Durga-(Maa MahaGauri )

Eighth Manifestation of Goddess Durga-(Maa MahaGauri )


Maa Maha Gauri Pooja on Ashtami (on 8th day of Navratri) 

Maa Durga is worshiped as Maa Mahagauri on eighth Navratri. Mahagauri is the eighth form of Goddess Shakti. Her color is white. Mahagauri means one who is clean and bright like a ray of lightning.

Mahagauri :-

This is the form of Goddess Parvati when she did penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that due to the intense Tapas performed by her without moving caused soil and dust to collect on her body. Lord Shiva cleaned her with water from Ganga and she got pure white complexion and shine & got the name as Maha Gauri. Purity is depicted in this form of Durga.

The Goddess is in the form of eight-year old child with complexion as fair as a conch shell, moon and jasmine. Her clothes and ornaments are white and pure. She has three eyes and four arms. Her right upper hand is in the pose of allaying fear and right lower hand holds a trident in it. The left upper hand holds a tambourine and the lower one is in the pose of blessing. All sins of devotees are washed away due to her worship. Her power is unfailing and instantly fruitful.

The eighth day of Navratri Pooja has much importance. Durga Ashtami Puja is held in many parts of India. If humans worship on Ashtami after fast he/she will get the fruits immediately. In front of Portrait of Goddess Mother as in front of Parvati Mata in Lord Shiva temple one can worship Maa MahaGauri. She also appeared in the form of Maa Ambaji, Maa Kalika, Maa Bahucharaji etc.

She stays in devotee’s heart & gives best fruits if worshipped with pure heart. Wearing Red,Saffron,Yellow,White or Pink color is auspicious for the devotees on this day. Maa Mahagauri can be seen in a temple at Kankhal near pilgrim center Haridwar, India.

Om nitya buddhaya namah

Special benediciton: Protects long life of husband, promotes association of good people, keeps you away from robbery, theft. Girls of marriageable age should meditate on her to get good husbands, while men meditate on her get a wife with beautiful qualities–energies of creation, sexual fulfillment. We see little dots of circular green and pink lights-activating knees, thighs giving freedom from fear, giving confidence and promoting the special benediction qualities. All golden droplets of light illuminate the wrist and anklets of all women on planet earth – these will bring balance and creativity at its highest form.

Offering: Eight Custard apples-(shareefa, also known as sitaphal); accept as blessings in the evening and share with others; offer candle/lamp morning-evening.

This day, the meditation is focused on all the chakras one by one, signifying the eternal journey of the soul.

The gemstone related to this form of Maa Durga is the Natural Pearl. Natural pearl or mukta/ moti is the gemstone of Planet Moon/ Chandra , the visible planet that actually symbolizes the divine feminine. Natural pearl can be worn by individuals with Cancer ascendant or kark lagna . The sign of Cancer is ruled by Moon. People having a malefic placement of planet Moon in their horoscopes and are facing negative results of planet Moon in their lives should keep fast on this day and pray to Maa Gauri to get protection from the ill effects of planet Moon and the ones having a benefic placement of planet Moon in their horoscopes/lives should wear a natural Jyotish Quality pearl.

Maha Gauri should be worshipped with the chant of following Mantra:

॥ Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah ॥

8th Day of Navratri : 24 April, 2020 (Saturday)

Tithi – Ashtami Ritual – Annapoorna Parikrama, Saraswati Visarjan.

Goddess Worshipped – Mahagauri

Offerings to the Goddess – Coconut

Color to be Worn on the Day – Purple

Gems – Pearl (Moti) Maa Mahagauri Puja

माँ दुर्गा जी की आठवीं शक्ति का नाम महागौरी है। इनका वर्ण पूर्णतः गौर है। इस गौरता की उपमा शंख, चन्द्र और कुन्द के फ़ूल से दी गई है। इनके समस्त वस्त्र एवं आभूषण आदि भी श्वेत हैं। भगवती महागौरी बैल के पीठ पर विराजमान हैं। इनकी चार भुजाएँ हैं। इनके ऊपर के दाहिने हाथ में अभय-मुद्रा और नीचे के दाहिने हाथ में त्रिशूल है। ऊपर वाले बायें हाथ में डमरु और नीचे के बायें हाथ में वर-मुद्रा है। इनकी मुद्रा अत्यन्त शान्त है। दुर्गा पूजा के आठवें दिन महागौरी की उपासना का विधान है। इनकी शक्ति अमोघ और अत्यन्त फ़लदायिनी है। इनकी उपासना से पूर्वसंचित पाप भी विनष्ट हो जाते हैं। उपासक सभी प्रकार से पवित्र और अक्षय पुण्यों का अधिकारी हो जाता है।

ध्यान

वन्दे वांछित कामार्थेचन्द्रार्घकृतशेखराम्।

सिंहारूढाचतुर्भुजामहागौरीयशस्वीनीम्॥

पुणेन्दुनिभांगौरी सोमवक्रस्थिातांअष्टम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्रम।

वराभीतिकरांत्रिशूल ढमरूधरांमहागौरींभजेम्॥

पटाम्बरपरिधानामृदुहास्यानानालंकारभूषिताम्।

मंजीर, कार, केयूर, किंकिणिरत्न कुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥

प्रफुल्ल वदनांपल्लवाधरांकांत कपोलांचैवोक्यमोहनीम्।

कमनीयांलावण्यांमृणालांचंदन गन्ध लिप्ताम्॥

स्तोत्र

सर्वसंकट हंत्रीत्वंहिधन ऐश्वर्य प्रदायनीम्।

ज्ञानदाचतुर्वेदमयी,महागौरीप्रणमाम्यहम्॥

सुख शांति दात्री, धन धान्य प्रदायनीम्।

डमरूवाघप्रिया अघा महागौरीप्रणमाम्यहम्॥

त्रैलोक्यमंगलात्वंहितापत्रयप्रणमाम्यहम्।

वरदाचैतन्यमयीमहागौरीप्रणमाम्यहम्॥

कवच

ओंकार: पातुशीर्षोमां, हीं बीजंमां हृदयो।

क्लींबीजंसदापातुनभोगृहोचपादयो॥

ललाट कर्णो,हूं, बीजंपात महागौरीमां नेत्र घ्राणों।

कपोल चिबुकोफट् पातुस्वाहा मां सर्ववदनो॥

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