Published On : October 4, 2021  |  Author : Astrologer Umesh
Goddess Mahagauri

Who Is Goddess Mahagauri?

Know About Maa Mahagauri: Famous and widely popular goddess in Hinduism Mata Durga has nine divine forms, and goddess Mahagauri is the eighth of the nine forms of Mata Durga. Mata Mahagauri is worshipped on the auspicious occasion of Navratri, which is India’s one of the widely celebrated festivals. Since the deity is the 8th divine manifestation, her worship follows on the eighth day of Navratri, as per the traditions. Mata Mahagauri is said to be the giver of peace, good fortune, and wellbeing to the devotees who worship her with selfless dedication and staunch belief in her divine status. However, like every divine being, Goddess Mahagauri also gets pleased with the heightened devotion of devotees rather than futile ostentation. Therefore, any desire someone may nourish in their hearts gets manifested in reality with the worship of Mata Mahagauri. Devotees also get relief from earthly sufferings by the worship dedicated to the deity.

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The Legend Of Goddess Mahagauri

The origin of Mahagauri traces back to the event involving the fact that demons Shumbha and Nishumbha had gotten the boon that their death will be at the hand of a virgin and unmarried form of Mata Parvati. Lord Brahma was aware of the boon and so requested Lord Shiva to convince Parvati to shed her skin color. So, upon repeated teasing of Lord Shiva on her skin color, she performed an austere penance to Brahma to get fair skin, but Brahma advised her not to follow the penance and instead kill both the demons, to which Parvati consented to and bathed herself in the Ganga river in which she washed off her dark complexion and turned into a gorgeous golden woman clad in white outfits and apparels. This is where she was named Mahagauri. Meanwhile, the gods were also performing penance to Parvati to please her to kill the demons, Shumbha and Nishumbha. Mata Parvati as Mahagauri answered their prayer in the form Kalika and then changed into Chandi who killed the demon Dhumralochan while Devi Chamunda (born out of the third eye of Chandi) killed the demons, Chanda and Munda. A demon called Raktabija was slain by Chandi, while his blood was drunk by Chamunda. Soon after the battle, Mata Parvati reverted to Kaushiki form and slain the demons, Shumbha and Nishumbha. Thereafter, she turned back to Mahagauri. 

Benefits Of Worshipping Goddess Mahagauri

  • One attains peace and good fortunes in life.
  • Problems in any area of life are no longer present.
  • Divine blessings of Devi Mahagauri to the devotees.
  • The worship of Mata Mahagauri makes a devotee wealthy.
  • One never suffers the lack of wealth, good health, and wellness, who worships Mata Mahagauri.

Final words

Devi Mahagauri is the eighth divine form of Mata Durga. She is worshipped on the auspicious day of Navratri. Devotees who perform her worship and offer prayer to the deity get peace, happiness, good fortunes, and wellness in their lives. It is believed that one who keeps Mata Mahagauri in his heightened devotions never suffers from the lack of wealth and good health.

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