New Delhi: The nine-day long festivity of Navratri brings a lot of positivity in the environment. The air is filled with Durga chants and fun-filled dandiya nights. The eighth manifestation of goddess Durga is known as Maa Gauri, which is worshipped on the eight day of the Navratri.
She is the avatar of Maa Parvati, consort of lord Shiva.
Intelligent, peaceful and calm, this form of Durga is diametrically opposite to what Kalratri is. Maha Gauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. The ‘extremely white’ goddess is depicted in idols as such and is shown as wearing white clothes, mounted on a bull. It is believed that anyone who worships the goddess gets relief from all the sufferings in life.
Here, chant this mantra of Maa Gauri:
श्वेते वृषे समारुढा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः।
महागौरी शुभं दघान्महादेवप्रमोददा॥