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    About Gauri

    Gauri - Goddess of Purity

    Gauri is another form of ParvatiParvatiParvati
    After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
    who is known for her fair skin and radiance. She is a gentle goddess who is kindhearted and nurturing. Her contradicting side is darker and fierce who is known as KaliKaliKali
    There are several traditions of how Kali came into existence...
    . It is believed that ShivaShivaShiva
    Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
    didn’t like the dark complexion of Parvati hence he rebuked her. Parvati decided to observe a severe penance to be of fair complexion. She went to live in a forest and performed austerities for hundreds of years. As a result, she got a boon from BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
    According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
    . Soon her color was golden or yellow and she came to be known as Gauri. Her color also represents fertility and abundance, similar to the color of the harvest. People who worship her come with pots of rice to show their gratitude

    Depiction and Symbolism

    Gauri is four armed Goddess who holds a pellet drum in one hand and a trident in another. One of her hand is in boon-granting gesture and another is in ‘Abhaya Mudra’ which dispels fear from the hearts of her devotees. Milk and mirrors are the symbols associated with her and she is often depicted riding a cow as her mount. She is presented in green colored cloth with ornaments on her body. A huge headdress also adorns her head. Her face is charming and full of glow because of her youth. She is attended by lions and her golden complexion presents her connection with the Sun.

    Gauri is a symbol of austerity signifying that nothing can be achieved without putting hard work and efforts. She also stands for purity with which she performed penance and showed her dedication and devotion towards Shiva. She is often depicted as a young, unmarried girl who is ready to go to any extent to get Shiva as her husband. Similarly, unmarried girls worship her in order to attain a suitable match. She is also a symbol of growth and newness. She is the life giving facet of the nature.

    Importance

    Gauri is majorly worshipped by women and her importance is depicted by a festival celebrated in her name known as Gowri Habba. The festival is celebrated both for the abundance of crops and for providing protection to her female worshippers. This form of Parvati is also worshipped on one of the days of Navratri. She bestows boons on her devotees and punish the evildoers.

    Two of the most important temples dedicated to her are Mangla GauriGauriGauri
    Gauri is another form of Parvati who is known for her fair skin and radiance. She is a gentle goddess who is kindhearted and nurturing...
    Temple, located in Gaya (Bihar, India) and Gauri Shankar Temple Gauri Shankar TempleGauri Shankar Temple
    Know the reason why Delhi is called as the house of very humanity. People in this city come forward first to stand behind any setback to tackle it, however. Thus, the presence of thinkers exists
    in Old Delhi.
     



     
     

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