Navratri is a Sanskrit word which means nine nights. These are the nine nights during which the battle between Maa Durga and demon Mahisasura took place. These nine days are dedicated to every avatar of Maa Durga. The Navratri depicts the win of good over evil powers and is dedicated all over India with different rituals and forms. On ninth day of Navratri Maa Mahagauri is worshipped and Maha Navami is celebrated with very joy throughout the country.
On Navami, nine unmarried girls are worshipped as a symbol of nine forms of Maa Durga. It is known as “Kanya Poojan”. People wash their feet and worship them the same way they worship in the temple. It is believed that Maa Durga fulfil all the wishes of his devotees if Kanya Poojan is done with pure heart and full devotion.
She is ultimately the symbol of power and existence. In Hindu scriptures, Maa Mahagauri can be seen on her carrier lion holding lotus and shankha in her left hands and chakra and bulgeon on her right hands.
“ओम देवी सिद्धिदात्रीयै नमः”
सिद्ध गन्धर्व यक्षसिद्धिरसुरमरायपरि |
सेव्यमना सदा भूयात सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी ||
यं देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता |
नमस्तस्ये नमस्तस्ये नमस्तस्ये नमो नमः ||
“Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah”
Siddha Gandharva Yakhsadyairasurairamarairapi |
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita |
Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namah ||
Colour and Flower
Red and white colours are the colour codes for this day. Maa Mahagauri is worshipped with Jasmine flower.