Wednesday 13 October is the eighth day of Shardiya Navratri. Goddess Mahagauri is worshiped on the eighth day of Navratri. Those who are unable to keep fast for the entire Navratri, they worship Mata Mahagauri by observing a fast on the day of Ashtami. For the worship of Mahagauri, the temples get crowded since morning.
Maa Mahagauri loves halwa and puri, so on this day halwa-puri and black gram are made as prasad in most of the houses. Apart from this, coconut is also offered to the mother. If you too have not been able to keep fast for the entire nine days of Navratri, then on the day of Ashtami, you can take her blessings by doing special worship of the mother. Know the method of worship and the importance of worshiping Mahagauri.
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First of all sanctify the place of worship with Gangajal. Make a square on the ground and then place a chowki or pata. Place a picture of the mother queen by laying a red cloth on it. Also keep Shri Ganesh, Varun and Navagraha on the post. On this day, one should definitely keep an eye on the soil in front of the picture of the mother. Earthen Gaur is considered to be the Mahagauri form of Mother Parvati. After this, worship Ganapati and offer vermilion seven times to Gaur, the symbol of Matrani and Mahagauri, and married women should also apply this vermilion to the mother in their demand. After this, offer incense, lamp, akshat, flowers etc. If you want, you can also offer the goods of honey to the mother. After this, offer prasad of halwa, gram and puri. Then Maa Mahagauri should be worshiped with Saptashati mantras. It is also considered auspicious to recite Durga Saptashati in Navratri.
Give ignorant after worship
During the worship, burn a kanda i.e. cow dung, seven, eleven, twenty-one or one hundred and eight times according to your reverence and read the mantra of the mother and disobey it from the Havan material. Before offering Agyaari, mix grains, ghee, batasha, camphor etc. in the havan material. This not only makes the mother happy, but also removes the negativity of the house. In the end, sing the aarti of the mother and apologize to her for the mistake made during the worship.
Importance of worshiping Mahagauri
By worshiping Mahagauri, women get good luck and husband gets long life. Whereas unmarried girls get a pleasing husband. It is believed that those who worship Mata Mahagauri with the law, happiness, peace and prosperity remain in their house.
Kanya Puja can also be done on the day of Ashtami
Generally, on the Navami day of Navratri, people invite nine girls to their homes and offer them food, etc., and send them off with dakshina. But you can also worship Kanya on the day of Ashtami. It is also considered the best. In Kanya Puja, keep in mind that the girl should be between two years to ten years old.
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