Goddess Worshipped on the first day of Navratri: Maa Shailaputri

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Believed to be a rebirth of Sati, daughter of Daksha and wife of Lord Shiva, maa Shailputri is also known as Parvati or Hemavati. In her name- ‘Shail’ means mountains and ‘Putri’ means daughter. She incarnates as the daughter of Himalaya in this particular birth of hers and later becomes a consort of Lord Shiva. She also signifies Shakti in its most raw form and is closely related to Shiva.

She is regarded as the first phase of Durga and is thus worshipped on the first day of the Navratris. Her head is beautifully adorned by a halfmoon, she rides a nandi and carries a sphere.

On the first day of Navratri, devotees place enters in Moolchakra and worship Goddess Shailputri to establish dedication keeping Mooladhar in mind, and commence Durga pooja auspiciously.With Shubhpuja.com, you have experts to rely on and trust them to help you do away with all your problems as well even on a general spiritual level, we connect you to Maa Shailputri in the most profound ways. Be in the context of getting Maata’s blessings and guidance or just her energies and aura.

Shailputri Mantra: Vande vaanchhit laabhaaya chandrardha krita sekharaam, vrishaarudhaam shuladharaam shaila-putrim yashasvinim

Which means: May the illustrious Shailputri Durga whom I salute and whose head is adorned by a halfmoon, who rides nandi, a bull and carries a spear fulfill the desires of my heart. She is known as 1st phase of Durga when she took birth as the daughter of Great Himalayas.

 

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