Pujan vidhi of eighth Navratri and kanya pujan
By: Future Point | 17-Oct-2018Views : 664
Navratri are very auspicious days for Durga Puja. In these days goddess Durga is worshipped in nine forms. Navratri means nine days to please Maa Durga nine forms and each day is dedicated to one form of Devi Maa.
Eighth Navratri 2018
Eighth day of Navratri is dedicated to 8th form of Maa Durga which is Maa Mahagauri . This is 8th avtar of Maa Durga. According to hindu mythology Maa Mahagauri protected world from evil powers. Navratri 2018 date in india is 17th October and eighth Navratri pujan is held on this date.
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Form of Maa Mahagauri
This eighth form of Maa Durga has three eyes and four hands. She holds in her lower hand a trishul and in her upper right hand is in the mudra of allaying fear. Maa Mahagauri ’s lower left hand is in a pose of giving blessing to her devotees. In her upper left hand she’s holding damaru. This form of devi shakti wear white or green saree and she’s riding a bull.
Benefits of praising Mahagauri
In scriptures, it is said that Maa Mahagauri is the ruler of cruel planet rahu and she can remove the malefic effects of rahu. If you’re afflicted by rahu and if this planet gives problems in your life then to remove all the obstacles you should worship Maa Mahagauri . Maa Mahagauri also blesses her devotees with material prosperity and spiritual attainments. If you’re suffering from mental instability or lack of confidence problems then Maa Mahagauri can help you to lead a successful life.
Importance of eighth Navratri puja
On the eighth day of Navratri the eighth form of Maa Durga is worshipped. It is said that Maa Mahagauri is the daughter of giri or mountain. Maa Durga had taken birth on earth and wished to marry lord shiva again. For this Maa gauri was totally immersed in penance and due to this her body was covered by dust and dirt and her complexion becomes dark.
When lord shiva impressed by her devotion then he showered the ganges on her and with this pure and sacred water of ganges, Maa gauri becomes glorious and shining.
"Eighth Navratri pujan mantra"
"Om devi mahagauryai namah"
"Om devi mahagauryayi namah shwete vrishesamarudha shwetaambhardhara shuchih"
"Mahagauri shubham dadyanmahadev pramodadaa"
Kanya pujan on eighth Navratri
As per vedic rules, you can choose eighth or ninth day for the kanya pujan. On this day devotee should wear pink color clothes to seek blessings of Maa Mahagauri.
For kanya pujan you need to prepare halwa puri and chane because halwa puri is favourite bhog of Maa Durga. On kanya pujan or eighth Navratri lighting a diya in the temple infront of the idol of Maa Durga and start reading the thirteenth and the last chapter of saptshati path.
Now start the kanya pujan. As per rules you can chose 5, 7 or nine girls for kanya pujan. These girls should be below the age of 9 years.
Washing the feet of all kanyas and applying tika on their forehead and tied kalawa to their hands. Feed kanyas with the poori, halwa and chane ki sabzi which should be prepared on same day. If you want then you can add more dishes.
After fed girls, you should touch their feet and seek their blessings. You can also give money or gifts as per your choice. While kanya pujan your house should be clean and mind peaceful.
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On this day kanyas who visit your home are considered to be forms of Maa Durga and their arrival is believed as auspicious and harmonious.
Rules of Navratri
- If you’re lighting akhand jyot then do not leave your home alone or open. One person should be always at home.
- The place where the idol is placed do not show your back to the idol of devi Maa and also do not sit back at the temple.
- Navratri 2018 food should also keep in mind. Stay away from non vegetarian food and alcohol during Navratri. In this auspicious period follow celibacy behavior.
- Do not cut your nails or hairs for all these days till ekadashi.
- Do not use harsh or bad words or curse others.
- Eat only satvic food during Navratri.
- Recite the mantras and shlokas of godess Durga.
To please Maa Durga or get her blessings in Navratri date and time follow these rules. Maa Durga can remove all obstacles and problems from your life.
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