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MahaGauri


The eighth aspect of Devi Durga is Mahagauri. Mahagauri is also known as Shatakshi, Shakumabhari, Trinetri, Durga, Mansa and Chandi. Her complexion is white. Her garments are also white. She is mounted on a white bull and has four hands. Her top right hand is rendering fearlessness and the hand below holds a trident. The top left hand holds a "Damru" and the hand below is in a gesture of giving boons. Maha Gauri prayed to Lord Shiva to grant her all powers so she can rid of ferocious demons. When Devi killed all the demons in battle she turned into MahaKali as death incarnate. After the battle Lord Shiva sprinkled MahaKali with holy water form Ganges and she became Shubhravarna(fair) again and was called Mahagauri. The other meaning is also that whoever understood the meaning of Mahakaliís darkness attains fairness in life. Mahagauri is worshipped on 8th day of Navaratri which is the most important day for Devi poojan.

mahagauri, navratri, durga devi


Devi Mahagauri's aradhana mantra is:

mahagauri, navratri, durga devi

Shwete Veshe Samarudha Shwetambardhara Shuchih

Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadevapramodada