Goddess Worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri: Maa Mahagauri

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A 16 years old unmarried Goddess Parvati, in this form does penance to get Shiva as her husband.

Lord Shiva cleaned her with water from Ganga post the intense Tapas performed by her without moving to remove the collected soil and dust from her body and rejuvenate her again. Goddess Mahagauri has the power to fulfill all the desires of her devotees. The one who worships the goddess gets relief from all the sufferings in life. Mahagauri literally means the one who is clean and bright like a ray of lightning. This particular form of durga is a significance of Purity, Calm and Peace!

Bagalamukhi Dasamahavidya or Pitambari Dashamahavidya is worshipped by Dashamahavidya sampradaya sect. Vajreshwari Devi is the Goddess to worship on Durga Ashtami as a part of Saptamatrika Navaratri or Ashtamatrika Navaratri. On Durga Ashtami, Bathukamma, the biggest festival of Telangana state is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh. Other than that, Sandhi Puja is one of the most important ritual during Durga Ashtami Durga Puja in Bengal. It is performed at the end of Durga Ashtami and the beginning of Maha Navami.

 

Maa Mahagauri mantra; Shwete Vrishe smaarudha shwetambardhara shuchi, mahagauri shumbh, dadhyanammahadevapramodadaa.

 

Which means, May the Mahagauri Ma Durga who rides a white Vrishaba the bull and who wears spotless white clothes and remains ever pure and also provides ever-lasting bliss to Mahadeva Lord Shiva bestow all auspiciousness.

 

For more, consult a pundit at www.shubhpuja.com  today!

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