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Chaitra Navratri Day 8 – History, Facts About Maa Mahagauri & Her Temple

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Maa Parvati was given the name Mahagauri because of her brilliance and sparkle. Maa Mahagauri is the embodiment of every living being’s purity and inner beauty. She is a kind Goddess who looks after her worshipers and assists them in overcoming their challenges. On Navratri Day 8, Mata Mahagauri is worshiped. Here are some interesting facts about Maa Mahagauri.

Devi Maha Gauri – Day 8 of Navratri

Maa Mahagauri is dressed in white, has four arms, and mounts a white bull.  She has a lotus, drum, and a trishul in her hands, and she blesses every one of her worshipers with her fourth hand. It is said that worshiping Goddess Mahagauri would help you overcome your problems. Praying to her, as she rules the planet Rahu, can erase planetary faults, allowing a person to flourish and be happy in life.

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History Of Navratri Day 8

There are several versions of Mahagauri’s narrative. This is how the most common one goes. Parvati was left with a complexion as dark as darkness after slaughtering all devils in the form of Kaalratri. This earned her the moniker ‘Kali’ from her spouse Mahadev (dark-skinned). Agitated, Parvati sought Brahma’s help by committing to a long period of penance in order to restore her fair skin. Brahma, pleased, tells her to bathe in the Himalayan Mansarovar River.

Navratri (Day 8) – The Story of Maa Mahagauri

She follows Brahma’s counsel and bathes in the river. Her black skin splits off her and takes on the appearance of a female, Kaushiki, as she bathes. Kaushiki is the female who slays the monsters Shumbh and Nishumbh. Brahma had granted Shumbh and Nishumbh blessing, whereby they could not be killed by a man, demon, God, or divinity. Parvati regains her fair skin and attractiveness, and the name Mahagauri, meaning “very fair,” is given to her.

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Why Devi Maha Gauri Is Worshiped On Day 8 Of Navratri?

Mahagauri has the ability to provide calm to the human mind, which comes from meditation. Devotees of Maha Gauri reap a variety of benefits as a consequence of their worship. The hardest & impossible things are thought to become achievable with her blessings. She blesses her devotees with good health, happiness, prosperity, peace and good fortune. Goddess Mahagauri possesses the ability to grant her worshipers’ every wish. Whoever worships the goddess receives comfort from all of life’s tribulations.

Facts About Maa Mahagauri

  • With four hands, Goddess Maha Gauri is represented. She holds Trishul with one right hand while keeping the other in Abhay Mudra. 
  • She wears Damru on one of her left hands and puts the other in Varad Mudra. 
  • According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Shailputri was extraordinarily beautiful and endowed with a fair complexion when she was sixteen years old. Goddess Maha Gauri was her name because of her extraordinarily pale skin. 
  • Devi Maha Gauri is said to be the ruler of the planet Rahu. 
  • Goddess Maha Gauri and Goddess Shailputri both ride bulls, and she is known as Vrisharudha, as a result.
Navratri (Day 8) – The Story of Maa Mahagauri

How To Do Puja In Navratri – Day 8

On Ashtami, bring white flowers (ideally jasmine) like an offering to Maa Mahagauri and chant mantras. Royal blue is the specific color for Navratri Ashtami, which represents purity, calm, and tranquility.

On Ashtami, some devotees do Kanya poojan. Young girls (at least nine) are admitted, and worshipers adore them as goddess forms. They are given clothing, money, fruits, and a desi ghee-based lunch.

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Goddess Kushmanda, Navratri Day 8  Mantra

Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih।

Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada॥

Yaa Devi Sarvbhuteshu Maa Gauri Rupena Samsthita।

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

Facts About Maa Mahagauri Temple

  • Goddess Maha Gauri is the name given by Puranas to Goddess Annapurna, who is worshiped at the historic Kashi Vishwanath temple.
  • Dipavali Darshan of Gold Annapurna, Ganga Snan, and Vishwanath Darshan attract South Indian pilgrims.
  • Morning and evening aartis are performed. Annadanam is performed every day in the afternoon on the temple grounds when worshipers are given free food.
  • Vishwanath Gully is the name of the short alley or Gali that leads up to the temple.
  • Maha Shakti Peeths are eighteen sites that have been designated as such. This is according to Adi Shankara. One of these is Gaya’s Mangla Gauri temple.
Mahagouri Durga Mandir in Varanasi, Book Prasad Online from Mahagouri Durga  Varanasi

Significance Of Navratri Day 8

Maha Gauri is the Goddess of Longevity and Peace. On Maha Ashtami, it is thought that worshiping her will satisfy all of one’s aspirations. Maha Gauri puts an end to all of life’s pains. If a devotee worships Maa Mahagauri with a pure heart on this auspicious day of Maha Ashtami, Maa Mahagauri would undoubtedly reward him or her with purity, tranquility, wisdom, and happiness.


Maha Ashtami is regarded as the day on which devotees must pray for the eradication of suffering from their lives. Although these facts about Maa Mahagauri are now known by many, her positive energy and blessings are with everyone.

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