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Goddess Mangala Gauri – Story Of Goddess Mangala Gauri

Goddess Mangala Gauri in Hinduism is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is believed to be Goddess Sati, the manifestation that Mother Goddess Shakti took to become the wife of Shiva.



One of the most popular shrines dedicated to Mangalagauri is located in Gaya in Bihar. Here she is worshipped in the form of two rounded stones. It is believed that these are the breasts of Goddess Sati.

Mangalagauri is believed to be the protector of the universe. As per Hindu Scriptures, this is also one of the locations where a part of Sati's body fell.

Most popular rituals dedicated to Goddess Mangala Gauri are observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month (July – August).

Please note that the term Mangalagauri has different meaning in different regions in India. In some regions, She is believed to be Goddess Parvati and who blesses devotees with prosperity.