The elaborate celebration of nine days of Navaratri has begun since September 29 this year. It is a festival dedicated to worshipping nine different forms of Goddess Durga Maa on each day. The eighth day of Navratri worships Goddess Mahagauri, which is the manifestation of Devi Durga Maa. There is also a dedicated colour to each day, in which Devi maa is adorned. The colour for day 8 on October 6 is Purple. The entire festival celebrates the idea of the victory of good over evil when Maa Durga killed the demon of Mahishasura. Navratri 2019 Colours List for Nine Days and Dates: Complete Colour Chart to Celebrate Sharad Navratri and Day-Wise Navdurga Puja.
Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi, Mantra and Prarthana
Mahagauri's puja takes place on the eighth day of Navaratri. Devottees get up early, take bath and first perform Ganesh Puja. After that the Kalash of Navratri is worshipped along with idol of Mahagauri. Mantras and prayers praising the Goddess are chanted. The idol is wrapped with red colour cloth and after that mantra's and prayers are performed.
Mahagauri Mantra-॥ Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah॥
Mahagauri Prarthana -॥ Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih। Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada॥
Maa Mahagauri is also known as Shwetambardhara because she wears only white clothes. The vehicle of Goddess Mahagauri is a bull. She carries Trishul in one right hand and keeps the second right hand in Abhaya Mudra. She adorns Damaru in the one left hand and keeps the second left hand in Varada Mudra. On the eighth day of Navratri, pay your respects to Goddess Mahagauri and do not forget to adorn purple colour clothes. We wish you a very happy Navratri 2019!