Maa MahaGauri, Story, Mantra
Maa MahaGauri Pooja on Ashtami in Navratri Festival
Maa Durga is worshiped as Maa Mahagauri on eighth Navratri. Mahagauri is the eight form of Goddess Shakti. Her color is white. Whiteners is shown by shell, moon etc. Mahagauri means one clean and bright like a ray of lightning.
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 that’s why she get whiteners as 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, 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 human worship after fast he/she gets 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 appeared in the form of Maa Ambaji, Maa Kalika, Maa Bahucharaji etc.
She stays in devotes heart & gives best fruits if we worship any farm. Wearing Red,Saffron,Yellow,White,Pink color would be auspicious for the devotees on this day. Maa Mahagauri can be seen in a temple at Kankhal near pilgrim center Haridwar, India
She is like an eight-year-old girl. She is intelligent and peaceful, possesses three eyes and four arms, and uses the bull as her vehicle.The Eighth swarup of Ma Durga is Ma “Maha Gauri.” She is depicted as fair as a conch, moon and jasmine flowers. Her clothes and ornaments are white and clean. She has three eyes. She rides on bull She has four hands. The above left hand is in “Fearless – Mudra” and lower left hand hold a “Trishul.” The above right hand has tambourine and lower right hand is in blessing style. She is calm and peaceful. It is said that when the body of Gauri became dirty due to dust and earth while observing penance, Shiva makes it clean with the waters of Gangas. Then her body became bright like lightening. There fore, she is known as “Maha Gauri” .She is also worshipped as Ma-Ambaji, Ma-Kalika, Ma-Bahucharaji. Ma Mahagauri can be seen in a temple at Kankhal near pilgrim centre Haridwar, India The Ninth Swarup of Ma Durga is Mata Siddhidatri. There are eight Siddhis or accomplishments, they are- Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Iishitva and Vashitva. Maha Shakti gives all these Siddhis. It is said in “Devipuran” that the Supreme God Shiv got all these Siddhies by worshipping Maha Shakti. With her gratitude the half body of Shiv has became of Goddess and there fore his name “Ardhanarishvar” has became famous. This swarup is depicted as seated on a lion and has four hands. She is the giver of all forms of accomplishments[Siddhis].As per the Brahmavaivart Purana there are 18 types of achievements which are Anima, Mahima, Garima, Ladhima, Prapti, Prakaamya, Ishitva,Vashitva, Sarvakaamaal, Saadhita, Sarvagynatva, DurShravana, Parkaayapraveshan, VakaSiddhi, Kalpavrushatva, Shrishti, Samharkaransaamarthya, Amaratva, Sarvanyayakatva, Bhavana and Siddhi. Seated upon a lotus, most commonly, with 4 arms, and is the possessor of different siddhis /accomplishments to grant her devotees. Mata Siddhiratri’s famous pilgrim centre, is located in Nanda Parvat in the Himalayas.
Om nitya buddhaya namah
Mahagauri the most fair, manifests as beutiful young girl with four arms radiating peace and compassion, she is often dressed in a white or green sari. Mahagauri holds a drum and a trident and rides a bull. 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. Mentally offer all fragrant flowers, fruits, gems, clothing. Definitely remember to offer coconut, Kumkum and Haldi (turmeric) to married women, money and food to young girls.
श्वेते वृषे समारुढ़ा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः
महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेवप्रमोददा
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।
वन्दे वांछित कामार्थेचन्द्रार्घकृतशेखराम्।
पुणेन्दुनिभांगौरी सोमवक्रस्थिातांअष्टम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्रम।
मंजीर, कार, केयूर, किंकिणिरत्न कुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥
प्रफुल्ल वदनांपल्लवाधरांकांत कपोलांचैवोक्यमोहनीम्।
कमनीयांलावण्यांमृणालांचंदन गन्ध लिप्ताम्॥
सर्वसंकट हंत्रीत्वंहिधन ऐश्वर्य प्रदायनीम्।
सुख शांति दात्री, धन धान्य प्रदायनीम्।
डमरूवाघप्रिया अघा महागौरीप्रणमाम्यहम्॥
ओंकार: पातुशीर्षोमां, हीं बीजंमां हृदयो।
ललाट कर्णो,हूं, बीजंपात महागौरीमां नेत्र घ्राणों।
कपोल चिबुकोफट् पातुस्वाहा मां सर्ववदनो॥
Maa MahaGauri, Story, Mantra
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