Goddess Mahagauri blesses her worshippers on the 8th day of the Shardiya Navratri. The goddess is believed to govern the north node(Rahu), which influences one's ego, anger, mentality, lust, and liquor-habit. Rahu also encourages creativity & out of the box thinking.
Devi Avatar: Maa Mahagauri
Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the 8th day of the Shardiya Navratri. The Goddess has a luminous moon crown on her head, also she has this aura about her, so radiant that it attracts anything & everything towards her. She has four arms, in which she carries a Conch(shank), a Chakra, a Bow & Arrow, while the forth one is in Var Mudra. She wears those glittering gem studded earrings, which due to her continuous motion, are always dangling & gives her an elevated look. She mounts a bull & she really digs halwa as an offering. Paying homage to her activates the lunar cycle(som chakra), which bails you out of your miseries & crisis, it also frees you from your personal disappointments, while increasing affluency & prosperity in your life. This 8th incarnation of the Goddess Mahagauri is often believed to bring peace & harmony, while showering us with happiness & good fortune, in abundance.
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Although you could do Kanya poojan on both the 8th as well as the 9th day of the Shardiya Navratri, the shastra stresses great importance on doing it on the 8th day. Now, we will find out how to worship each girl depending upon her age.
Kanya poojan & it’s advantages
- One thing, that you have to always keep in mind, while doing kanya poojan is that the 9 girls should be aged between 2 - 10.
- Worship every girl, with a specific mantra, according to her age, which are as follows.
2 year old - Komatye namah (कौमाटर्यै नमः)
3 year old - Trimurtiye namah (त्रिमूर्तये नमः)
4 year old - Kalyanye namah (कल्याण्यै नमः)
5 year old - Rohinye namah (रोहिण्य नमः)
6 year old - Kaalikaye namah (कालिकायै नमः)
7 year old - Chandikarye namah (चण्डिकार्य नमः)
8 year old - Shambhavye namah (शम्भव्यै नमः)
9 year old - Durgaaye namah (दुर्गायै नमः)
10 year old - Sobhrudraye namah (सुभद्रायै नमः)
- Wash their feet & give them two clothings each.
- While applying the kumkum teeka you have to chant the respective mantra’s as stated in the 2nd point.
- Once the pooja is complete,feed the girls & don’t forget to add something sweet in their meal.
NOTE :It is not mandatory to start the pooja with a total of 9 girls , if due to any reason you fail to find 9 girls, you can make do with two girls as well.
It is mentioned in the shastra’s that, to get Lord Shiva as the groom, goddess Parvati underwent asutere absolution due to which her body turned black. Impressed by her absolute devotion, the lord paid her a visit as he bathed her with gangajal, which changed the color of her body from black to milky white & this is how she got her name Maa Mahagauri. The goddess mounts an albino bull, wearing a white attire. It’s propitious to use sky blue colored things like clothes & bangles etc while paying homage to the goddess Mahagauri.
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Astrosage wishes you all the happiness in the world.
May Maa Mahagauri fulfill all your dreams.