First Day of Navratri is Dedicated to Devi Shailputri

  • October 07, 2021
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Shailputri is the first among the 9 forms of Goddess Durga who are worshiped throughout the 9 days of Navratri festival. Each day of this festival is dedicated to the one form of Durga and first day is dedicated to Devi Shailputri. Devi Shailputri is worshiped just after the Ghatasthapana process. 

Devi Shailputri have Half Moon on the forehead, Trident in right hand, Lotus in left hand, Mounted on Nandi, the bull.

It is said that worshipping Mata Shailputri can fulfill one's wishes and desires. The Goddess blesses Her devotees with power, might and intelligence. 

According to the Hindu mythology, Shailputri rules the planet of Moon-the giver of fortunes and anybody who has an ill effect of Moon in his life can overcome all his problems by worshiping the Goddess. She is known to be born to King Daksha in her previous birth.

In Her previous life, She was born as Sati to King Prajapati Daksh. She married Lord Shiva against Her father's wish and this enraged Prajapati Daksh. As a result, he humiliated Lord Shiva and Sati at a religious occasion in his house. She could not take it and jumped into the fire of Yajna. Later, she took birth in the home of Parvat Raj Himalaya the King of the Himalayas as Parvati (hence she got the name Shailputri and Hemavati) and married Lord Shiva again. As she rides on the bull, she is also known as Vrisharudha (Vrisha = bull and Arudha = to be placed upon). She is also known as Bhavani.

मंत्र : ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥

वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥

स्तुति : या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ शैलपुत्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:॥

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