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Maa Mahagauri- The Goddess Worshipped On The Eighth Day Of Navratri

Mahagauri Mata

Mahagauri Mata – महागौरी Mantra, Story, Stotra, Kavach, Aarti

Devi Maha Gauri is Worshiped on the Eighth Day of Navratri and is the eighth form of Goddess Durga. Her complexion is completely white, and thus she is revered with the name ‘Maha Gauri’. Devi Gauri is bright, peaceful and calm and her beauty glows like a gleam of White Pearl. She is represented with four arms and seated on a Vrishabha (bull). She carries a trident in one right hand and keeps the second right hand in Abhaya Mudra. She holds a ‘Damaru’ (a small hand drum) in her left hand and keeps the second left hand in Varada Mudra.

 It is believed that this manifestation is of Goddess Parvati when she did hard penance to obtain Lord Shiva and due to which her body colour turned dark. When Lord Shiva accepted her great devotion, he washed her body with pure Ganga water that made her body completely white, regaining its beauty. She thus got her name ‘Gauri’. She has an extremely fair complexion and is compared with the conch, the moon and the white flower of Kunda.

Maha Gauri is the true Goddess of kindness and endurance. She purifies the soul of her a worshipper by destroying his sins. Her worship liberates one from the clutches of the material world and removes all pain sorrow. She leads one to the path of self-realization.

Ashtami pooja is considered as Maha Pooja during Navratri. During Ashwin Shukla Ashtami, the Maha Gauri Poojan is performed which is accomplished with the worship of both Goddesses Gauri and Lord Shiva. Grand worship, donations, and rituals are followed during Ashtami of Navratri Pooja to delight this deity. Variety of ‘prasad’ (sweets and food) are offered to this Goddess. On this Ashtami Pooja, Kanya Poojan (feeding of little girls) is done to please Goddesses of Navdurga. Nine little girls are invited at home of worshippers and are fed varieties of delicious sweet dishes. Devotees pay the best homage to nine little girls considering them nine forms of Navdurga. This ritual accomplishes their Pooja and gives blessings of Nav Durga. Observing fast and worshipping Goddess Mahagauri on the eight-day of Navratri Pooja is immensely fruitful, especially for unmarried girls and married women. Worshipping her, unmarried girls get the desired husband and married women enjoy a peaceful and happy married life.

Mahagauri Mantra

ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah॥

Mahagauri Prarthana Mantra – महागौरी माता प्रार्थना मंत्र

श्वेते वृषेसमारूढा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः।

महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेव प्रमोददा॥

Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih।

Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada॥

महागौरी माता ध्यान मंत्र

वन्दे वाञ्छित कामार्थे चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।

सिंहारूढा चतुर्भुजा महागौरी यशस्विनीम्॥

पूर्णन्दु निभाम् गौरी सोमचक्रस्थिताम् अष्टमम् महागौरी त्रिनेत्राम्।

वराभीतिकरां त्रिशूल डमरूधरां महागौरी भजेम्॥

पटाम्बर परिधानां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।

मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥

प्रफुल्ल वन्दना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोलाम् त्रैलोक्य मोहनम्।

कमनीयां लावण्यां मृणालां चन्दन गन्धलिप्ताम्॥

Mahagauri Mata Mantra For Meditation

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॥

माता महागौरी देवी स्तोत्र 

सर्वसङ्कट हन्त्री त्वंहि धन ऐश्वर्य प्रदायनीम्।

ज्ञानदा चतुर्वेदमयी महागौरी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

सुख शान्तिदात्री धन धान्य प्रदायनीम्।

डमरूवाद्य प्रिया अद्या महागौरी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

त्रैलोक्यमङ्गल त्वंहि तापत्रय हारिणीम्।

वददम् चैतन्यमयी महागौरी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

Mata Mahagauri Devi 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॥

माता महागौरी देवी कवच 

ॐकारः पातु शीर्षो माँ, हीं बीजम् माँ, हृदयो।

क्लीं बीजम् सदापातु नभो गृहो च पादयो॥

ललाटम् कर्णो हुं बीजम् पातु महागौरी माँ नेत्रम्‌ घ्राणो।

कपोत चिबुको फट् पातु स्वाहा माँ सर्ववदनो॥

Mata Mahagauri Devi Kavach 

Omkarah Patu Shirsho Maa, Him Bijam Maa, Hridayo।

Klim Bijam Sadapatu Nabho Griho Cha Padayo॥

Lalatam Karno Hum Bijam Patu Mahagauri Maa Netram Ghrano।

Kapota Chibuko Phat Patu Swaha Maa Sarvavadano॥

Maa Gauri Aarti In Hindi

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॥

About the author

Mahendra Kumar Vyas

Mahendra Vyas, with parental home at Jodhpur and born to Late Shri Goverdhan Lal Vyas and Shrimati Sharda Vyas, did Civil Engineering from M.B.M.Engineering College, Jodhpur. Shifted to Mumbai after completing engineering and worked with Sanjay Narang's Mars Group and Aditya Birla Group. With an inclination to spirituality and service, joined the Yoga stream and became a part of Yoga Niketan, Goregaon (west) in 2002 and since then practicing and imparting Yoga knowledge at Yoga Niketan and different corporates.

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