Navratri 8th Day: Maa Mahagauri, Know the Worship Method and Mantra

On the 8th day of chaitra navratri, Maa Mahagauri is worshipped. This year worship of Maa Mahagauri will take place on April 16, 2024.

During Navratri, 9 forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. Among these, Devi Mahagauri is the eighth form. There is a tradition of worshipping Maa Kalratri on the eighth day of Navratri. By worshipping Maa Kalratri on this day, one gets a worthy child. Also, the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled and they get happiness and good fortune.

This year, in Chaitra Navratri 2024, the worship of Maa Mahagauri will take place on April 16th, 2024. 

Who is Maa Mahagauri?

maa mahagauri

Maa mahagauri is the eighth form of Maa Durga. She is purely fair and sits on a bull (Vrishabha). Her divine energy spreads all over the world. Her right hand is in the dhyana mudra, and she holds a trident in her left hand. 

Her energy is full of kindness and peace. She leads her devotees to the path of self realisation and truth. She is compared to the Moon and the Kunda flower. 

She wears white colour clothes and is also known by the name of Shwetambardhara. She also holds a damaru and her other hand is in the Abhaya Mudra. 

Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

  • On April 16, 2024, on the eighth day, after taking bath in the morning, meditate and pray Mata Mahagauri.
  • After cleaning the place where you have done Ghatasthapana, place the idol or photo of Mata Mahagauri on a red or yellow cloth.
  • Now apply Tilak to Maa Mahagauri with Kumkum and Akshat.
  • Worship Goddess Mahagauri properly by offering bhog to her.
  • Maa Mahagauri likes white colour very much, hence offering white flowers and offerings to her.
  • Before concluding the puja, recite the worship mantras of Mata Mahagauri.

After that you should recite Durga Saptshati and Aarti of Mata Mahagauri.

Maa Bhog (Maa Mahagauri Prasad)

To please Goddess Mahagauri, there is a tradition of offering coconut barfi on the eighth day of Navratri. Doing this brings sweetness and happiness and prosperity in life. You can also offer other bhog and prasad which include coconut laddoos. 

Maa Mahagauri Mantra

Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambara Dhara Shu Chih।

Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Mahagauri Rupena Samsthita।

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

Maa Mahagauri Arti

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje, Jag Janani Daya Keeje,

Uma, Rama Brahmani, Apni Sharan Leeje.

Gaur Varna Ati Sohe, Vrishabh Ki Aswari,

Shwet Vastron Mein Maiyya, Laage Chhavi Pyaari.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Srishti Roop Tumhi Ho, Shiv Angi Mata,

Bhakt Tumhare Angin, Nit Pratigun Gaata.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Daksha Ke Ghar Janmi Tum, Le Avatar Sati,

Pragati Himachal Ke Ghar, Ban Shiv Parvati.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Maa Mahagauri Aarti Lyrics in English

Maa Mahagauri Aarti Lyrics in English

Nav Durgon Ke Maiyya, Aathvan Tera Swaroop,

Shiv Bhi Mohit Ho Gaye, Dekhke Tera Roop.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Aathve Navratri Ko, Jo Vrat Tera Kare,

Pata Pyaar Tumhara, Bhav Sindhu Woh Tare.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Ved Puran Mein Mahima, Teri Ma Aparampar,

Hum Agyani Kaise, Paaye Tumhara Pyaar.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Mahagauri Mahamaya, Aarti Teri Gaate,

Karunamayee Daya Keeje, Nishidin Tujhe Dhyaate.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Shiv Shakti Mahagauri, Charan Sharan Leeje,

Balak Jaan Ke Apna, Humpe Daya Keeje.

Maha Gauri Daya Keeje.

Maa Mahagauri Story

After defeating all the demons, the skin of Maa Parvati was left with dark skin. Knowing this, Lord Brahma told Maa Parvati to take a bath in the Mansarovar river in the Himalayas. Following the advice of Brahma, Mata Parvati took a bath in this river. 

The moment she begins bathing, her dark skin separates and she takes the form of Kaushiki regaining her fair complexion. She becomes white as a Jasmine flower and wears white colour clothes. 

She has four arms each holding a trident, damaru and the other two in dhyana and abhaya mudras. She is nine years old which is the reason why we do kanya pujan for 9 year old girls. 

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