Lucknow: Devi Maha Gauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. Mahagauri means one clean and bright like a ray of lightning.
Her color is white. Whiteners is shown by shell, moon etc. She denotes peace and endurance.
She is represented with four arms seated on a Vrishabha (bull). Her upper left hand holds Trishul (trident), lower right hand carries Damru (hand drum) and other two hands are in different Mudras (positions).
Elucidation of her grace is infinite. Maha Gauri is the true Goddess of kindness and morality.
It is believed that this manifestation is of Parvati when she did hard penance to obtain her Shiva due to which her body color turned dark. When Lord Shiva accepted her great devotion he washed her body with pure Ganga water that made her body completely Gour (white). And this way, she became prominent with name 'Gauri' and consort of Mahadev.
She is also known as Shwetambardhara. Maa Mahagauri purifies the souls of Her devotees and removes all their sins. She has a calming effect on the lives of Her devotees and she also helps them improve their knowledge.
Chant this mantra to seek Maa�s divine blessings��..
Shwete Vrishe Maha Rudha Shwetambardhara Shuchih | Maha Gauri Subham Dadhyanmahadev Pramodada ||