nine nights of navratri
She is worshipped by humans, gandharvas, asuras and devas alike.
Maa Mahagauri fulfils desires of her devotees
Her appearance itself invokes fear.
For slaying the demon Mahishasur, She is also known as Mahishasurmardini
She is depicted as carrying baby Murugan or Lord Kartikeya in her lap while riding a ferocious lion.
She resides in the Suryalok, in core of the Sun.
She rides a tiger or a lion to as a symbol of bravery and is also known as Chandika and Rannchandi.
She is the unmarried avatar of Maa Parvati
Maa Shailaputri rides a bull and carries a lotus in Her left hand and a Trishul in Her right hand.