By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Gauri, GaurI, Gauri
Gaurī literally means ‘The white one’.
Pārvatī was referred to as Gauri when she was ten year old.
When she is worshiped with Śiva, she is shown standing on a lotus seat to his left.
She is dark-blue in complexion, three-eyed and two-armed. She holds a blue-lotus in her right hand.
As per Aparājitāsutra
It mentions several forms of Gaurī such as:
Forms of Gaurī
The number of forms of Gaurī varies from 12 to 24.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore