Maha Gauri is the eight form of Durga Maa. Maha Gauri is intelligent and calm. It is said that due to her long austerities in the deep forests of the Himalayas her color transformed from white to black. However, later when Lord Shiva cleaned her with the water of the Ganges, her body regained its beauty and she came to be known as Maha Gauri, which mean extremely white.
Let this 8th day of Navratri be playful, sweet, romantic and looking cute. It’s a color signifying universal love, so let love fill in your entire city. For all you mothers out there on 8th day with your cute and beautiful kids, it’s a day to look the best with matching outfits with your babies.
She is also the symbol of peace, calmness, beauty and love. Wearing pink is considered auspicious on Ashtami as the colour is also considered as a symbol of care, compassion and universal love. Here are a few exciting ways to wear pink this Maha Ashtami:
1) Pink lehengas and anarkali gowns are bright and beautiful and are perfect to dance the night away in. Silver embroidery looks lovely on this colour. You can also accessorize it right with simple earrings and kadas.
2) If you still haven’t worn a sari this Navratri, then Ashtami is just the right time to wear one. A pink sari has the power to brighten your day. You can get all decked up in a pink kanjeevaram sari. You can also tie your hair into a bun and adorn it with gajras. Golden jhumkas and kadas are a nice touch to this look
3) Hot pink is a difficult colour to manage. The rule is to keep it simple and classy. And that is exactly what you are going to do. A full sleeves, bright pink colour salwar kameez. A matching dupatta, red lips and only eyeliner can work wonders for you.
She is described to be pristine white in colour and very beautiful. Due to her fair complexion Goddess Maha Gauri is compared with the conch, the moon and the white flower of Kunda. She is depicted wearing white coloured clothes only because of that Devi Maha Gauri is also known as Shwetambardhara.
Just like Goddess Shailaputri, this avatar of Maa Shakti is also depicted mounting a bull, because of which she is also known as Vrisharudha. Devi Maha Gauri is shown having four hands. She carries Trishul in one right hand and keeps the second right hand in Abhaya Mudra. She adorns Damaru (tambourine) in the one left hand and keeps the second left hand in Varada Mudra to give divine blessings to her devotees.
According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Maha Gauri has the power to fulfill all the desires of her devotees. Individuals who worship the Maa Maha Gauri are believed to get rid of all the sufferings in life. She is also believed to govern the planet Rahu, hence people must pray to her to get relief from bad effects of the said celestial body described in Hindu mythology. Devotees must offer night-blooming jasmine to Devi Maha Gauri and chant this mantra:
ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah.