Navratri 2019: Worship Maa Mahagauri on the 8th day of Navaratri
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The eighth day of the Navratri honors Maa Mahagauri. Maha means ‘ extremely’ and Gauri means ‘ White’ as she is extremely white in color thus got this name. She is also called as ‘Shwetambardhara’ as she is white in color and adorns white clothes. She is four-armed and rides a bull which is also white in color. In her four arms, she holds a trident, lotus, and drum, while the fourth is in a blessing gesture.
There are different stories behind her fair complexion. One says that to get Lord Shiva as her husband, Goddess Parvati performed severe penance on the recommendation of lord Narad. She performed penance in the forest leaving all the comforts of the palace behind. She penanced for many years because of which her body gets covered with dust and soil and skin became blackish in color. Lord Shiva appeared before her and gave his solemn word that he would marry her. He bathed her by the holy waters of the Ganga. The holy and sacred waters of Ganga washed off all the dirt clinging to Parvati’s body and she became white-complexioned and glorious. Thus by virtue of having acquired a white complexion, Parvati came to be known as Mahagauri.
Devotees who worship Mahagauri get relieved from all the fears. She punished those who do evil deeds. She has a calming effect on the lives of her devotees and she also helps them improve their knowledge. She leads to the path of inner peace.
Maa Mahagauri Aarti :-
jay mahaagauree jagat kee maaya .
jaya uma bhavaanee jay mahaamaaya ..
haridvaar kanakhal ke paasa .
mahaagauree tera vahaan nivaasa ..
chandrakalee or mamata ambe .
jay shakti jay jay maan jagadambe ..
bheema devee vimala maata .
kaushikee devee jag vikhyaata ..
himaachal ke ghar gauree roop tera .
mahaakaalee durga hai svaroop tera ..
satee ‘sat’ havan kund mein tha jalaaya .
usee dhuen ne roop kaalee banaaya ..
bana dharm sinh jo savaaree mein aaya .
to shankar ne trishool apana dikhaaya ..
tabhee maan ne mahaagauree naam paaya .
sharan aanevaale ka sankat mitaaya ..
shanivaar ko teree pooja jo karata .
maan bigada hua kaam usaka sudharata ..
bhakt bolo to soch tum kya rahe ho .
mahaagauree maan teree haradam hee jay ho .