8th Day Of Chaitra Navratri – Importance, Puja, Story and Mantra

February 23, 2024

The name of the eighth Shakti of Maa Durga is Mahagauri and she is worshiped on the eighth day of Navratri. Their color is absolutely fair, hence they are called Mahagauri. Her beauty has been compared to the conch, the moon and the kunda flower and her age is considered to be eight years. All their clothes and jewelery etc. are also white. The Mother Goddess riding on the Taurus has four arms in which the upper right hand holds the Abhaya Mudra and the lower right hand holds the Trishul. There is Damru in the upper left hand and Var Mudra in the lower left hand and their posture is very calm. To attain wealth, happiness and prosperity, one should worship Mother Gauri.

Maa Mahagauri Importance 

Due to penance, Mother Parvati’s body had turned black. Then Lord Shiva, pleased with her penance, asked Mahagauri to take a bath in the Ganga. When Mother Parvati took a dip in the Ganges, one form of the Goddess appeared with a dark complexion, which was called Kaushiki and the other form appeared like a bright moon, which was called Mahagauri. Mahagauri fulfills every wish of her devotees and removes the obstacles coming in their way. By the grace of mother there is never any shortage of money and grains.

Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

On the day of Ashtami Tithi in the morning, after bathing and meditating, worship the Kalash and worship the Mother Goddess as per the rituals. On this day, offer white flowers to the mother and chant the mantra to worship the mother. On this day, offer halwa, puri, vegetables, black gram and coconut to the mother. Offer chunari to Mata Rani. If Ashtami puja is done in your house then you can also feed food to the girls after the puja, it is considered to give auspicious results.

Maa Mahagauri Story

According to Devi Bhagwat Purana, Goddess Parvati was born to King Himalaya. At the age of just 8, Goddess Parvati became aware of the events of her previous birth and from then on she started penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. During her penance, Mother used to eat only roots, fruits and leaves. Later mother started meditating by drinking only air. Goddess Parvati attained immense glory through penance, hence she was named Mahagauri. Reciting the Madhyam Charitra of Durga Saptashati on this day is considered particularly fruitful.

Pleased with his mother’s penance, Lord Shiva asked her to take a bath in the Ganga. When Mother Parvati went to take bath, one form of the Goddess appeared with a dark complexion, which was called Kaushiki and the other form appeared like a bright moon, which was called Mahagauri. In the form of Gauri, Mother provides welfare to every devotee of hers and frees them from problems. For those who are unable to fast for nine days due to some reasons, there is a provision to observe fast on Pratipada and Ashtami Tithi during Navratri. This gives the same results as fasting for nine days.

Maa Mahagauri Mantra – Chaitra Navratri Day 8 Mantra

Om Devi Mahagauriai Namah.

ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः।

Shwete Vrishesmarudha Shwetambardhara Shuchih
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadev Pramodada.

श्वेते वृषेस्मारूढ़ा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः।
महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेव प्रमोददा॥

Or Goddess Sarvbhuteshu Maa Mahagauri as a institution
Namastesyaye Namastesyaye Namastesyaye Namo Namah.

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

Wrapping Up

According to the Puranas, Mother Durga fought with Mahishasura for nine days and defeated him. Therefore he is worshiped for nine days of Navratri. It is believed that on the day of Ashtami, Mother Goddess had killed the demons Chand-Munda. Therefore the worship of this day is considered to have special significance. The day of Ashtami is also considered to be the day of Kul Devi and Mata Annapurna. For this reason, it is believed that worshiping the Goddess on this day reduces the problems and troubles going on in your family and the future family remains safe. Offering food to girls on the day of Ashtami brings wealth and good fortune to the house. If you want to know more information about 8th Day Of Chaitra Navratri, then you can get information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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