The festival of Chaitra Navratri is slowly moving towards the end. Today Durga Ashtami is being celebrated with great pomp across the country.
On this day, girls are fed food along with Kanya Puja. On this day, devotees of Mata in UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan break their Navratri fast by worshiping Kanya. In Chaitra Navratri, there is a law to worship different forms of Maa Durga for nine days. Ashtami-Navmi has special significance in Navratri.
Ashtami Tithi is also known as Durga Ashtami. Maa Mahagauri is worshiped on Ashtami today. The eighth form of Maa Durga is worshiped as Maa Mahagauri. The form of Mahagauri is adorable. Mother rides a bull. Mother has four hands.
Trishul in one hand, Damru in the other, Akshaya Mudra in the third and calm posture in the fourth hand. Along with being fair in the form of mother, clothes, ornaments, everything is white i.e. white in color.
For this reason she is also known as Shwetambardhara. Mata Rani is pleased by worshiping Maa Mahagauri. By worshiping her, all the sins of man are washed away, the worshiper becomes entitled to holy and inexhaustible virtues in all respects.
The sins accumulated before him are also destroyed and in the future, sin-sorrow, daily-sorrow never remain with him. What to do on this day and what should not be done in order to attain wealth and happiness. Worship the Mahagauri form of Maa Durga on the day of Ashtami.
Worship the girl child, offer food to the girls, bow down by giving dakshina. Pray to Maa Mahagauri for fulfillment of wishes. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Mahagauri on this day fulfills all the wishes.