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Kashi popularly known as Lord Shiva’s city is believed to be situated on Lord Shiva’s trident. Presence of Goddess Gauri at a place where Lord Shiva resides is inevitable. Therefore, to bless her devotees Goddess Gauri resides in Kashi in her Nav Gauri forms. Darshan of Goddess Gauri on the first day (Pratipada) of Vasantik Navratri is believed to be most fruitful. It is believed that by darshan of Goddess Gauri in the Vasantik Navratri devotees can attain happiness, prosperity, peace and can get rid of their sins.

Forms Of Nav Gauri

Worshipping Goddess Nav Gauri during Vasantik Navratri holds utmost importance. During this, nine forms of Goddess Gauri is worshipped on nine days viz. Mukhnirmalika Gauri on first day (Pratipada), Jyeshta Gauri on the second day, Saubhagya Gauri on the third day, Shringar Gauri on the fourth day, Vishalakshi Gauri on the fifth day, Lalita Gauri on the sixth day, Bhavani Gauri on the seventh day, Mangla Gauri on the eighth day and Mahalaxmi Gauri on the ninth day. Temples of nine forms of Goddess Gauri is situated at different locations across Varanasi.

Nav Gauri Yatra

Nav Gauri Yatra has been described in Chapter 100 of Kashi Khand.

Temples under Nav Gauri Yatra

  • Nau Gauri

    Mukhnirmalika Gauri Temple

    On the first day (pratipada) of Vasantik Navratri, large number of devotees visit Kashi to worship Goddess Mukhnirmalika Gauri.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Jyeshtha Gauri Temple

    The second day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Jyeshtha Gauri. On this day, large number of devotees visit Kashi to worship Goddess Jyeshtha Gauri.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Saubhagya Gauri Temple

    The third day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Saubhagya Gauri. There is a special mention of worshipping this form of Goddess Gauri in religious scriptures.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Shringar Gauri Temple

    The fourth day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shringar Gauri form of Goddess Gauri. Goddess Shringar Gauri temple is opened only once a year by the administration for devotees to worship.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Vishalakshi Gauri Temple

    The fifth day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Vishalakshi Gauri. Worshipping Goddess Vishalakshi Gauri on this day is of utmost importance.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Lalita Gauri Temple

    The sixth day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Lalita Gauri. Worshipping Goddess Lalita Gauri on this day is believed to be of utmost importance.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Bhavani Gauri Temple

    The seventh day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Bhavani Gauri. It is believed that Goddess Bhavani Gauri removes all sorts of obstacles and disasters from the lives of her devotees.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Mangala Gauri Temple

    The eigth day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to the eighth form of Goddess Gauri that is Goddess Bhavani Gauri.

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  • Nau Gauri

    Mahalakshmi Gauri Temple

    The ninth or last day of Vasantik Navratri is dedicated to the ninth form of Goddess Gauri that is Goddess Mahalakshmi Gauri. According to Kashi Khand the entire locality is a Shakti Peeth (seat of vital energy).

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Last updated on July 11, 2019 at 9:45 am