The first form of Nav Durga, Maa Shailputri Is devoted on the First Day of Navratri. Who is Maa Shailputri ? What is the story of Shailputri? What is the significance of Navratri’s first day? Here’s everything you need to know about the first form of Goddess Durga. You can also find the mantra and aarti of Maa Shailputri here.
Who is Shailaputri?
The first form of Navdurga is Maa Shailputri. Navratri’s 1st night is worshiped to Maa Shailputri.
The Navratri starts with the 1st night devoted to the puja of Maa Shailputri. She is the first form of the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga.
“Shail” means mountains. “Putri” means daughter. She took birth as the daughter of the king of Mountains Himalaya, therefore known as “Shailputri”. She was the wife of Lord Shiva and is known as Parvati. Maa Shailputri is also known as Bhavani, Parvati, and Hemavati.
Maa Shailputri is mounted on a bull. Her deity has a half-moon on her forehead and holds a trident in her right hand & a lotus flower in her left hand.
Navratri’s fifth day is worshipped for the purpose of Kundalini Jagaran. In order to penetrate this cycle, the seeker must worship Skanda Mata by the sadhana of the pure chakra.
Maa Shailputri Story
Once King Prajapati daksh organize a big yagya. He invited all gods to receive their respective parts of Yagya. But he didn’t invite Lord Shiva. When Devi Sati gets to know that her father was organizing a big Yagya he became excited to attend.
She told her to wish to Lord Shiva. After considering all the thoughts, he told that because of some reason Prajapati Daksh is not happy with us. He has invited all gods and goddesses. He has also dedicated their respective Yagya part. But he intensely didn’t invite us. Not even he conveyed any message. You should not go there.
Devi Sati didn’t consider Shiva’s thoughts. Because of her strong wish, Shiva granted her to go. When Sati arrived at her father’s home, she noticed that no one is talking to her with love and respect. Only her mother greeted her with love and affection. She noticed that her sisters were making fun of and insulting her.
Because of the behaviors of her relatives, she became upset. By seeing all these things her heart was filled with guilty, insult, and anger. Now she was realizing her fault for not considering the advice of her husband and taken the wrong decision. She could not tolerate this insult and burnt herself in the fire of Yagya. When Lord Shiva get to know about the incident he sent his gana there and destroyed all the arrangements of Yagya.
Devi Sati burnt her in the fire of Yagya and took birth as the daughter of mountain king Himalaya. Now she was known as Shailaputri
Maa Shailputri Mantra
Om Devi Shailputryai Swaha (108 recitations)
Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam,
Vrisharudham Shuladharam Shailaputrim Yashasvinim.
Punendu Nibham Gauri Muladhara Sthitam Prathama Durga Trinetram,
Patambara Paridhanam Ratnakirita Namalankara Bhushita.
Praphulla Vandana Pallavadharam Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham,
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Snemukhi Kshinamadhyam Nitambanim.
Prathama Durga Tvamhi Bhavasagarah Taranim,
Dhana Aishwarya Dayini Shailaputri Pranamamyaham.
Trilojanani Tvamhi Paramananda Pradiyaman,
Saubhagyarogya Dayini Shailaputri Pranamamyaham.
Charachareshwari Tvamhi Mahamoha Vinashinim,
Mukti Bhukti Dayinim Shailaputri Pranamamyaham.
Omkarah Mein Shirah Patu Muladhara Nivasini,
Himkarah Patu Lalate Bijarupa Maheshwari.
Shrimkara Patu Vadane Lavanya Maheshwari,
Humkara Patu Hridayam Tarini Shakti Swaghrita.
Phatkara Patu SarvangeSarva Siddhi Phalaprada.
Maa Shailputri Aarti
शैलपुत्री मां बैल असवार। करें देवता जय जयकार।
शिव शंकर की प्रिय भवानी। तेरी महिमा किसी ने ना जानी।
पार्वती तू उमा कहलावे। जो तुझे सिमरे सो सुख पावे।
ऋद्धि–सिद्धि परवान करे तू। दया करे धनवान करे तू।
सोमवार को शिव संग प्यारी। आरती तेरी जिसने उतारी।
उसकी सगरी आस पुजा दो। सगरे दुख तकलीफ मिला दो।
घी का सुंदर दीप जला के। गोला गरी का भोग लगा के।
श्रद्धा भाव से मंत्र गाएं। प्रेम सहित फिर शीश झुकाएं।
जय गिरिराज किशोरी अंबे। शिव मुख चंद्र चकोरी अंबे।
मनोकामना पूर्ण कर दो। भक्त सदा सुख संपत्ति भर दो