On the eighth day of Navratri, Mother Mahagauri is worshipped in the following manner:
Mother Mahagauri is worshiped on the eighth day of Navratri. By worshiping Maha Gauri as the eighth form of Goddess Durga, the mind of the seeker becomes pure and all his wishes are fulfilled. On this day, Shodashopachara (Sixteen fold worship) poojan is also performed, thereby receiving the Mother's grace.
The form of Mahagauri Devi is very attractive with 4 arms. She is extremely fair looking. She is adorned in white garments and ornaments. The vehicle of the Mother Mahagauri is the bull.
On the upper right arm of the mother, she is holds the Abhaya mudra and the lower arm has a Trishul or Trance. On the left upper arm, there is the Damru or Drum and the low hand has the Var Mudra.
Let's tell you about the method of worship and mantras of Maha Gauri with their source.
Goddess MahaGauri Puja Method
Firstly it is important to cleanse the house with Ganga Jal and after this, install Goddess Mahagauri's picture on a low stool. After this, jal in a silver, copper or clay pot and place a coconut on it and create a Kalash. Bind it with a Kalwa, so that the coconut is hinged with the jar. After this, also establish on the stool, Shree Ganesh, Varun, Navagrahas, 16 Devis and a bindi of seven sindoors. After this, worship all the established deities and promise fasting, puja and take a vow with Mahagauri. Offer the Gods sandalwood, roli, turmeric, vermilion(Sindoor), druva, bilvapatra(bael leaves), ornaments, flowers, incense-lamps, fruits, paan leaves, dakshana. On this day, offer or devote the coconut to Mother Durga and donate the coconut.
Then read Maha Gauri's story.
Story of Mother Mahagauri has been given below:
Mother Maha Gauri had done harsh struggle and penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband, with this her body had turned black. Mahadev was pleased with her penance and accepted her prayer. Because her body has turned black by penance, Mahadev washed it with gangajal, it became fair again. That's why she is called Gauri. For this reason it is said that fasting on the Ashtami day, gives devotees their desired life partner.
Apart from this, another story of Mahagauri is also prevalent. According to this, when Mother Uma was doing penance in the forest, then a hungry lion was roaming in the forest. Searching for food, he reached near the spot where, the Mother was deeply absorbed in meditation. Seeing the Goddess, the appetite of the lion increased and the lion waited for her to complete her meditation. Due to the waiting he became very weak. When the goddess woke from her penance, seeing the lion's condition, she had great pity on him. Mother took the lion her ride and in a way the lion had also practiced penance with Mother. Therefore, Goddess Mahagauri's vehicles are both bull and lion.
Mantra of Mata Mahagauri:
1. Shweta Vrishe Samruda Shwethambradara Shuchi,
Mahagauri Shubham Dadanamahadevpromodda .
2. Goddess Saravabhutheshu Mata Gauri Rupens Sanstha,
Namastasye Naamshasye Namastasye Naamo Namah.
Meditation of Mother Mahagauri:
Vande Vanchita Kamarthe Chandraghrakrut Shekaram,
Sinhruda chaturbhuja mahagauri yashasvaneem.
Purnendu Nibhan Gauri Somachakstitham Ashtam Maha Gauri Trinetram,
Varabhitaran Trishul Damurudharan Mahagauri Bhajem.
Patambar Paridhana Mruduhasya Nandalakar Bhushtham,
Manjeer, haar, Kinkini, Kinkini Ratnakundal Dharineem.
Praful Vandana Pallavandhara Kant Kapola Peen Pyodharam,
Kamniya lavanya Mrunal chandangandhaliptam.
Psalms of Mahagauri Lesson:(Stotra Mantra)
Sarvasankant Hantri Tumhi Dhan Aishwarya Pardayanim,
Gyanada Chaturvedmyi Maha Gauri Pranmabhyam.
Sukha Shantidatri Dhan Dhanya Pradiyanim,
Damruvadya Priya Adiya Maha Gauri Pranmabhyam.
Trilokyamangal Tumhi Taptraya Harineem,
Vedad Chaitanyamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.
Mother Mahagauri's Armor:
Omkarpatu Patru Shirsho Ma en beej hridayo,
Karli beej sadapatunabho, gruhocha padyo.
Lalat Karno Hun Bejapatu Mahagauri Ma Netra Ghraon,
Kapot Chibuko Phatu Patu Swaha Ma Sarv Vadno.
Mata Mahagauri Ki Aarti
Jai MahaGauri Jagat ki Maiya,
Jay Uma Bhavani Jay Mahamaya.
Haridwar Kankhal ke pasa,
Mahagauri tera wahan nivas.
Chandarkali aur Mamta Ambe,
Jai Shakti Jai Jai Ma Jagadambe.
Bhima Devi Vimala Mata,
Kosaki Devi Jag Vikhyata.
Himachal ke ghar gauri roop tera,
Mahakali Durga hai swaroop Tera.
Sati 'Sat' huv kunda main tha jalaya,
Usi dhunye ne roop kaali banaya.
Bana Dharma Sinh, jo savari mein aaya,
To Shankar Ne Trishul apna dikhaya.
Tabhi Ma ne Gauri naam paya,
Sharan aane wale ka sankat mitaya.
Shanivar ko teri puja jo karta,
Ma bigda hua kam uska sudharta.
'Bhakta', bolo to soch tum kya rahe ho?
Mahagauri Ma teri hardam hi jaye ho.
In this Navratri, by worshipping the eighth incarnation of Mother Durga according to our instructions, you can get the desired results.
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