The eighth day of Navratri is called Ashtami as per Hindu tradition. This year the colour of the day 8 is purple. The colour signifies the power of intellect and peace. People worship Goddess Mahagauri on this day.
The deity is Mahagauri the Goddess who is white in complexion and very beautiful. She is depicted as riding on a bull. Her upper right arm is in the pose of allaying fear and the lower right-hand holds a trident. She holds a damaru (tambourine) in her upper left arm and the lower left arm is in the form of giving the blessing. The colour to wear is Purple.
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