8. Maa MahaGauri

माँ महागौरी

The Nine Days of Ma Durga:

* Detach from ‘Tamsik’: 1.Shailputri 2.Brahmachaarini 3.Chandraghanta
* Detach from ‘Rajsik’: 4.Kushmaanda 5.Skand 6.Kaatyayini
* Detach from ‘Satvik’: 7.Kaalratri 8.MahaGauri 9.Sidhidaaryni

Worshipped on 8th night — MAHAGAURI (The White Force)

Mantra
ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah

About
Worshipped on 8th night — MAHAGAURI (The White Force)
Ma Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri,
She daughter of Giri mountain, ever in the sixteenth year be,
Rides bull, holds trident, damaru, clad in white attire fully,
Her face resplendent as the moon, blessing all her devotees.

Importance
Mahagauri blesses with invincible powers, merits be,
Ends distress, worries; blesses with virtues devotees,
Devotees get prosperities and have fulfilment wholly,
She governess of perfection fulfils desires of devotees.

This the eighth day of Navratri puja is also certainly,
The second day of Saraswati puja, shed ‘satvik’ qualities,
Mahagauri gives comfort and happiness to devotees,
This day is also known as the Maha Ashtami day truly.

Ma Mahagauri, planet Rahu ruler, rid afflictions totally,
Caused by adverse Rahu and blesses her devotees,
With material prosperity, gifts spiritual realisation surely,
Rids confusions from the mind and instils confidence fully.

Story
Ma Durga born on earth wanted to return subsequently,
To the divine abode by marrying Lord Shiv ever lovingly,
Advised by Narad, undertook penance to please Shiv truly,
Immersed in penance, her body covered by dust, dirt be.

She forgot food, drink; continued severe meditation only,
The scorching heat of sun rays blackened her body totally,
Shiv highly pleased, showered the Ganges on her body,
She shone like a white crystal and she white, pleasing be.

Worship
Night blooming jasmines flowers offered to Mahagauri,
On the eighth day of Navratri with dedication and sincerity,
Start with Ganesh prarthna, then do shodasopachar truly,
Conclude the Mahagauri prayer with devotion and arati.

Prayer
श्र्वेते वृषे समारूढा श्र्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः ।
महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेवप्रमोददा ॥
Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada

Ma Mahagauri calm, kind existing peacefully,
Riding on a great white-elephant majestically,
In white-apparel, pure, delights Mahadeva surely,
May she bestow auspicion on me serenely.

Stuti
या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ महागौरी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Mahagauri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

Dhyana
वन्दे वाञ्छित कामार्थे चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
सिंहारूढा चतुर्भुजा महागौरी यशस्विनीम्॥
पूर्णन्दु निभाम् गौरी सोमचक्रस्थिताम् अष्टमम् महागौरी त्रिनेत्राम्।
वराभीतिकरां त्रिशूल डमरूधरां महागौरी भजेम्॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।
मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥
प्रफुल्ल वन्दना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोलाम् त्रैलोक्य मोहनम्।
कमनीयां लावण्यां मृणालां चन्दन गन्धलिप्ताम्॥
Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam
Simharudha Chaturbhuja Mahagauri Yashasvinim
Purnandu Nibham Gauri Somachakrasthitam Ashtamam Mahagauri Trinetram
Varabhitikaram Trishula Damarudharam Mahagauri Bhajem
Patambara Paridhanam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala Manditam
Praphulla Vandana Pallavadharam Kanta Kapolam Trailokya Mohanam
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Mrinalam Chandana Gandhaliptam

Stotra
सर्वसङ्कट हन्त्री त्वंहि धन ऐश्वर्य प्रदायनीम्।
ज्ञानदा चतुर्वेदमयी महागौरी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
सुख शान्तिदात्री धन धान्य प्रदायनीम्।
डमरूवाद्य प्रिया अद्या महागौरी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
त्रैलोक्यमङ्गल त्वंहि तापत्रय हारिणीम्।
वददम् चैतन्यमयी महागौरी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
Sarvasankata Hantri Tvamhi Dhana Aishwarya Pradayanim
Jnanada Chaturvedamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham
Sukha Shantidatri Dhana Dhanya Pradayanim
Damaruvadya Priya Adya Mahagauri Pranamamyaham
Trailokyamangala Tvamhi Tapatraya Harinim
Vadadam Chaitanyamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham

Kavacha
ॐकारः पातु शीर्षो माँ, हीं बीजम् माँ, हृदयो।
क्लीं बीजम् सदापातु नभो गृहो च पादयो॥
ललाटम् कर्णो हुं बीजम् पातु महागौरी माँ नेत्रम्‌ घ्राणो।
कपोत चिबुको फट् पातु स्वाहा माँ सर्ववदनो॥
Omkarah Patu Shirsho Maa, Him Bijam Maa, Hridayo
Klim Bijam Sadapatu Nabho Griho Cha Padayo
Lalatam Karno Hum Bijam Patu Mahagauri Maa Netram Ghrano
Kapota Chibuko Phat Patu Swaha Maa Sarvavadano

Arti
जय महागौरी जगत की माया। जय उमा भवानी जय महामाया॥
हरिद्वार कनखल के पासा। महागौरी तेरा वहा निवास॥
चन्द्रकली और ममता अम्बे। जय शक्ति जय जय माँ जगदम्बे॥
भीमा देवी विमला माता। कौशिक देवी जग विख्यता॥
हिमाचल के घर गौरी रूप तेरा। महाकाली दुर्गा है स्वरूप तेरा॥
सती (सत) हवन कुंड में था जलाया। उसी धुएं ने रूप काली बनाया॥
बना धर्म सिंह जो सवारी में आया। तो शंकर ने त्रिशूल अपना दिखाया॥
तभी माँ ने महागौरी नाम पाया। शरण आनेवाले का संकट मिटाया॥
शनिवार को तेरी पूजा जो करता। माँ बिगड़ा हुआ काम उसका सुधरता॥
भक्त बोलो तो सोच तुम क्या रहे हो। महागौरी माँ तेरी हरदम ही जय हो॥

Originally published at navratri9.blogspot.in on October 19, 2015.

Nine Days of Ma Durga: 1.Shailputri 2.Brahmachaarini 3.Chandraghanta 4.Kushmaanda 5.Skand 6.Kaatyayini 7.Kaalratri 8.MahaGauri 9.Sidhidaarti

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