Durga Puja 2020/Navratri Day 8/Maha Ashatami Tithi: Goddess Mahagauri and Kanya Puja

Navratri day 8/Ashatami Tithi is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri. She is the most beautiful and 8th avatar of Nav Devi Durga. It is believed that she has the power to fulfill all the wishes of devotees. Worshipping her wholeheartedly, one can get rid of all sufferings in his life. Mahagauri is depicted as having four arms. Her lower right-hand poses as conferring blessings and upper right-hand holds a trident. She holds a tambourine in her left upper hand and her lower left arm poses as conferring blessing.

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Kanya Puja is carried out on Ashtami or Navmi Tithi of Navratri. It involves the worship of 9 unmarried girls who represent 9 forms of Goddess Durga. The nine girls who are worshipped and fed are believed to be a manifestation of the natural force of creation. According to Hindu Philosophy, on the 9th day, Goddess Durga conferred her power to Devas on their request to kill the demon Kalasura.

Durga Puja 2020/Navratri day 9/Ashtami Tithi Puja Details

– Favorite flower: Night-blooming jasmine, mogra
– Color of the Day: Purple
– Deity: Goddess Mahagauri
– Mantra: ‘Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah’
– Worship Date: 8th day of Navratri (Maha Ashtami)
– Ruling Planet: Rahu

Navratri Day 8/Maha Ashtami Puja Vidhi

On this day, Devotee should wear yellow clothes. They should start worshipping with a burning lamp in front of the Goddess. They should offer worship Goddess with yellow flowers, following which they should chant mantras.

In the night, Worship Maa in white clothes! Offer white flowers and desserts to Maa Mahagauri, following which chant the mantra of Maa Mahagauri and then chat the mantra “Shun Shukrai Namah.” On Ashtami tithi, there is the tradition of worshipping and feeding nine unmarried (Virgin) girls. However, Kanya Puja could be done on both Ashtami and Navami.

Navratri Day 8 Mantra: Mahagauri Puja Mantra

Mantra: Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah.
Prarthana: Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih,
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada

Stuti: Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Mahagauri Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.

Dhyana: Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam,
Simharudha Chaturbhuja Mahagauri Yashasvinim.
Purnandu Nibham Gauri Somachakrasthitam Ashtamam Mahagauri Trinetram,
Varabhitikaram Trishula Damarudharam Mahagauri Bhajem.
Patambara Paridhanam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam,
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala Manditam.
Praphulla Vandana Pallavadharam Kanta Kapolam Trailokya Mohanam,
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Mrinalam Chandana Gandhaliptam.

Stotra: Sarvasankata Hantri Tvamhi Dhana Aishwarya Pradayanim,
Jnanada Chaturvedamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.
Sukha Shantidatri Dhana Dhanya Pradayanim,
Damaruvadya Priya Adya Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.
Trailokyamangala Tvamhi Tapatraya Harinim,
Vadadam Chaitanyamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.

Aarti: जय महागौरी जगत की माया। जय उमा भवानी जय महामाया॥
हरिद्वार कनखल के पासा। महागौरी तेरा वहा निवास॥
चन्द्रकली और ममता अम्बे। जय शक्ति जय जय माँ जगदम्बे॥
भीमा देवी विमला माता। कौशिक देवी जग विख्यता॥
हिमाचल के घर गौरी रूप तेरा। महाकाली दुर्गा है स्वरूप तेरा॥
सती (सत) हवन कुंड में था जलाया। उसी धुएं ने रूप काली बनाया॥
बना धर्म सिंह जो सवारी में आया। तो शंकर ने त्रिशूल अपना दिखाया॥
तभी माँ ने महागौरी नाम पाया। शरण आनेवाले का संकट मिटाया॥
शनिवार को तेरी पूजा जो करता। माँ बिगड़ा हुआ काम उसका सुधरता॥
भक्त बोलो तो सोच तुम क्या रहे हो। महागौरी माँ तेरी हरदम ही जय हो॥

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