The first nine days of Ashwin Shukla Paksha are being celebrated as Navratri to seek the blessing of Maa NavDurga. Navratri 2020 is celebrated across the nation with great joy and hopes. People shares Maa Durga Mahagauri images, mantras with their loved ones. Let's move on to know more about Navratri images, Mantras, and many more.
Navratri 2020 Ashtami-Navami is being celebrated on the same day i.e. 24 October. As we are aware of pandemics, this Navratri is not the same as earlier. Furthermore, Some of the images of Maa Durga and Mantras will bless us with all the positivity and prosperity.
Navratri 2020 Day 8, Ashtami Timing:
This Navratri 2020, Ashtami is starting on October 23, Friday at 06:57 in the morning, which will last till 06:58 in the morning on October 24. On this auspicious day, the eighth incarnation of Goddess Durga Mahagauri is worshipped including Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri.
As this year, devotees are confused about Ashtami Navami. Instead of collaborating with Saptami and Ashtami, devotees can conclude Ashtami and Navami. On the last day, people do Visarjan (immerse the idol Maa Durga in a pond/ river).
On day 8, Maa Durga Mahagauri is being celebrated, and let's have a look at some mantras, images, Kanya Pujan and Bhog:
Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah.
Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetambaradhara Shuchih,
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadeva Pramodada.
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Mahagauri Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Sarvasankata Hantri Tvamhi Dhana Aishwarya Pradayanim,
Jnanada Chaturvedamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.
Sukha Shantidatri Dhana Dhanya Pradayanim,
Damaruvadya Priya Adya Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.
Trailokyamangala Tvamhi Tapatraya Harinim,
Vadadam Chaitanyamayi Mahagauri Pranamamyaham.
Navratri 2020 Durga Ashtami-Navami Kanya Pujan, Bhog:
From the very beginning, devotees wake up early and take bath and wear new clothes to celebrate Durga Puja. People offer Laal Chunri, long, karsi, mango leaf, Paan leaf, flowers, and milk to the idol of Goddess. After that, break Nariyal (Coconut) and keep it as a prasad for the devotees. People make Halwa, Puri, and Chana for prasad and distribute it among the young girls called Kanya. This practice can be followed on Ram Navami.
During Kanya Puja, Devotees wash the feet of little girls who symbolizes Maa Durga nine incarnation. They offer them prasad and some gifts like bangles, new clothes or other items. It is said that worshipping girls on Kanya Pujan brings positivity and peace of mind.
The Goddess may bless all with integrity and faithfulness. People celebrate this day with great joy and prosperity. Due to Covid, this Navratri 2020 Day 8 is incomplete as devotees cannot celebrate this festival with that much joy. Let's all celebrate this Navratri Ashtami-Navami with great motivation and courage to fight the negativity.