Maa Shailputri – 1st Day of Navratri

From the time of Navratri goddess, Durga is worshiped in nine forms. Maa Shailputri is worshiped on the very first day of Navratri; Maa Shailputri is also referred to as a goddess of Parvati the wife of Lord Shiva and a mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikey. The goddess Parvati is given a picture of encompasses a half-moon on her brow or forehead, holding a trident on her right hand and a lotus in her left hand at the same time as riding the Nandi. Goddess Parvati took rebirth as a daughter and literally means the daughter of the lord (shail) which basically means in Sanskrit as a (mountain) on the other hand goddess Parvati is known as (daughter of the mountain).

The legends –

Maa, Devi Bhagwati in her earlier birth was born to the daughter of Daksha as a (sati). She was married to Lord Shiva; once a Daksha (daughter of sati) organized a ceremony and does not invite lord Shiva (husband of sati). She felt insulted or could not bear the insult and get self – immolated in the yogic fire in that ceremony which is organized by her father (Daksha). When she is reborn, she is manifested as a daughter Parvat raj Himalayas as a (Parvati). She is got married to lord Shiva during her birth as well. Maa Shailputri is the very first and most noteworthy amid NAVA Durgas worshipped during Navratri.

Puja vidhi

write ‘sh’ with Kesar on it and place gutika there with taking red flowers in your hand by placing a red cloth on a chowki where you want to place goddess Shailputri picture and pray o goddess Shailputri while chanting this mantra:

Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Vichaye Om Shailputri Dewya Namah

After chanting the mantra, offer bhog and chant the mantra mention below at least 108 times –

Om Shan Shailputri Dewya

Pray to the Goddess Shailputri and perform Aarti and kirtan after chanting the mantra 108 times.

Stotra Path:

Pratham Durga Twahi Bhavsagar

Tardeem Dhan Aishwarya Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum

Trilojanani Twahi Paramanand Pradiyamaan

Saubhagyarogya Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum

Charachareshwari Twahi Mahamohvinashin

Mukti Bhukti Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum.

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