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Goddess Jagadgauri - Information - Story About Jagadgauri Manifestation

Goddess Jagadgauri is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Details about Her are found in the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam. As per this scripture, She is the mind born daughter of Sage Kashyapa and was called Manasa Devi. She then meditated on Sri Krishna for several years and became a Siddha Yogini.

Sri Krishna gave her 12 different names and one name is Jagad Gauri meaning she is of very fair color and was worshipped all over the world. The name symbolically represents purity. Shakti is pure and all beings arise from Her. Beings who are pure then lose purity due to ignorance.

The other names of the Goddess include – Jaratkdru, Manasa, Siddha Yogini, Vaishnavi, Nagabhagini, Shaivi, Nageshwari, Jaratkdrupriya, Astikmata, Vishadri and Mahajnanavati.

A unique feature of Goddess Jagadgauri is that she is associated with both Vishnu and Shiva.

A manifestation of the Goddess married Saint Jaratkadru and gave birth to the famous Sage Astika.