Navratri Day 8 Goddess Mahagauri Color, Naivedyam, Puja Vidhi and Mantras

13 Oct, 2021 09:25 IST|Sakshi Post

Day 8 of Navratri: Goddess Mahagauri is the utmost form of Goddess Durga, a symbol of purity and serenity.

The name Mahagauri is a combination of the words Maha and Gauri, which both indicate "extreme white complexion."

Navratri Day 8: Ashtami Tithi or Mahashtami Vrat is observed on the eighth day of Navratri. Goddess Mahagauri, Goddess Durga's eighth avatar, is honoured on this day. Goddess Mahagauri is the most extreme incarnation of Goddess Durga, who is a symbol of purity and serenity. She is also known as Vrisharudha since she is mounted on a bull.

Goddess Mahagauri has four hands, two of which are used to hold Trishul and Damru, and the other two are used in Abhaya Mudra and Varada Mudra. Due to her pale complexion, she is compared to a conch, the moon, and the white flower of Kunda.

She is dressed entirely in white. The name Mahagauri is a combination of the words Maha and Gauri, which both indicate "extreme white complexion." Continue reading to learn about the date, colour, Mahagauri puja vidhi, mantra, shubh muhurat, and importance of the Mahagauri puja.

Navratri 2021: Mahagauri Puja Date And Time

The Durga Ashtami will begin on October 12 at 9:47 p.m. and will last till October 13 at 08:07 p.m. Between 02:03 PM and 02:49 PM, the auspicious muhurat, Vijaya muhurat, will fall.

Navratri 2021 Day 8 Colour

Royal Blue is the auspicious colour for Navratri Ashtami Tithi.

Mahagauri Vahana

Goddess Mahagauri's vahana is a bull.

Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

Maha Ashtami is one of Navratri's most important days. Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja are the first rituals performed. During the Puja, nine tiny pots are installed, and nine Shaktis of Durga are invoked in them. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped in all of her nine manifestations. On this day, people also perform Kanya Pujan. Maha Ashtami coincides with Sandhi Puja. During the last 24 minutes of Ashtami Tithi and the first 24 minutes of Navami Tithi, Sandhi Puja is performed. It is seen to be the most auspicious moment of the entire Durga Puja.

Significance Of Mahagauri Puja

The Mahagauri Puja is said to pardon all of a devotee's sins. Mata Mahagauri is a Hindu goddess who represents purity, calm, and tranquillity. On Mahashtami, Goddess Durga's fervent worshippers fast to seek her blessings. Many people end their Navratri fast on this day, hence it is considered very important by Durga Maa devotees.

Mahagauri Mantras

ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah॥

श्वेते वृषेसमारूढा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः।

महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेव प्रमोददा॥

Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih।

Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada॥

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ महागौरी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Mahagauri Rupena Samsthiti।

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

Maha Gauri Bhog/Naivedyam

Goddess Mahagauri is a symbol of severe penance and persistence who rides a bull or a white elephant. On the eighth day, she is given coconut as bhog, which also represents life.

Worship Maa Mahagauri by offering bhog of puri, vegetable curry, and halwa. Sing the Aarti at the end of the puja and light the camphor to express your gratitude to her. Distribute prasad after the ceremony.

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