On day 8 of navaratri, I think of beautiful Maa Mahagauri, one of the peace goddesses. She is auspicious, brilliant and protects the good people. Mother Gauri enlightens the spiritual seeker and removes the fear of rebirth..ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah॥
We close navaratri by bowing to Siddhidhatri, the giver of siddhis or special abilities in one’s spiritual quest. She fulfills all divine aspirations. She removes ignorance and provides the clear knowledge needed for enlightenment. It is believed that one side of Lord Shiva’s body is hers..As it is auspicious, on the last day of navaratri, I set intentions for the rest of the year, and ask Siddhidhatri for joy, health, strength, courage and happiness.