Durgashtami 2018: Know the significance of Durgashtami and characteristics of goddess MahaGauri


India, the land of festivals, celebrates every festival with huge zeal. In fact, every festival holds some significance behind celebrating it. These days, people are busy in worshiping and pleasing Maa Durga and her nine forms. On every day of Navratri, one form of Durga is worshipped. Today, it is the eight day of Shardiya Navratri i.e. Durgashtami. This day is associated with Goddess Maha Gauri. Know about the importance of Durgashtami and virtues of MahaGauri.

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Importance of Durgashtami
There is also tradition of kanya poojan during Navratri. It is believed that girls are form of goddess and revering them during Navratri pleases her. Durgashtami is very significant and the most auspicious for Kanya Poojan.

Know about goddess MahaGauri and her virtues
As per Hindu mythology, MahaGauri worshipped rigourously to marry Lord Shiva. Due to her austere prayers, she turned black. But when Lord Shiva appeared, her skin turns extremely white. Due to this, she began to be worshipped as Gauri. Discussing her characteristics, she wears white clothes and seated on white bull. She is calm and cool in nature and unmarried girls worship her to get desired husband. The one who worships the goddess gets relief from all the sufferings in life.



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