DURGA PUJA 2022: On Ashtami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend greetings to citizens. “Happy Maha Ashtami. May Maa Mahagauri bring fortune, prosperity and success in everyone’s life,” PM tweeted in Hindi sharing a stuti dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth form of Navdurga.
वन्दे वञचितकामार्थं चन्द्रार्धक्रतशेखराम्.
सिंहारुधां चातुरभुजां महागूरीम अग्यास्वीम्॥
महा अश्तमी की अनंत अध्याष्टासें. मान महागूरी हर की के जीवन में सुगवाग्ता, अफ्वुन्ता अवर सुच्चा लेकर आयें. His praise for the devotees of Mother… pic.twitter.com/28WZgDQmw2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 3, 2022
Devi Mahagauri is worshiped on the eighth day of Navratri, highlighted PM Modi. As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Shailputri was extremely beautiful and had a fair complexion at the age of 16. Due to her fair skin complexion, she came to be known as Goddess Mahagauri. She is also compared with the conch, the Moon, and the white flower of Kunda. The mount of Goddess Mahagauri and Goddess Shailputri is a bull and therefore they are known as Vrisharudha.
Goddess Mahagauri is depicted with four hands, carrying a Trishul in one right hand and holding Abhaya Mudra in the second right hand. She has a Damaru in one left hand and keeps the second left hand in Varada Mudra. It is believed that Mahagauri Puja forgives all the sins of devotees. Goddess Mahagauri symbolizes purity, peace, and serenity.
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The Durga Ashtami began at 06:47 PM on October 02 and will conclude at 04:37 PM today on Monday, October 03. The timings for Sandhi Puja are from 04:13 PM to 05:01 PM. The auspicious color for Navratri Ashtami Tithi is Peacock Green. Coconut is offered to Maa Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri.
Earlier on Day 6, Modi offered prayer to Maa Katyayani, the ferocious warrior avatar of Goddess Durga and wished for self-confidence in everyone’s life.
On Maha Saptami, day 7 of Navratri, PM worshiped Maa Kaalratri. Sharing a study dedicated to the Goddess, Modi tweeted in Hindi: “Happy Maha Saptami to the people of the country. May your life be bright and happy with the mercy and grace of Maa Kalaratri.”