First Day Of Navratri - Worship Maa Shailputri
The Shailputri form of Maa Durga is worshiped and praised on the first day of Navratri. The Ghatasthapana of Maa Durga is done on the first day of Navratri. Maa Shailputri is also known as Hemavati and Vrisharudha. Maa Shailputri's ride is bull. Of the nine forms of Maa Durga that are worshiped in Navratri, the first form is Maa Shailputri. That is why Maa Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Navratri.
Form of Maa Shailputri
Half moon is adorned on the forehead of Maa Shailputri.
Trishul is held in the right hand.
There is a lotus in the left hand of the Maa.
The ride of Maa Shailputri is bull.
Story of Maa Shailputri
The word Shailputri is a Sanskrit word, which means 'daughter of the mountain'. According to the mythology mentioned in Hindu scriptures, Lord Shiva was married to Sati, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati. After their marriage, Daksha Prajapati organized a huge Yagya. In that Yagya, Daksha invited all his daughters and gods and goddesses but did not send the invitation to Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati.
When Goddess Sati expressed her desire to go to her father's Yagya, Lord Shiva explained to her that it is not appropriate to go there without invitation. Then Goddess Sati said that it is my father's house, and being a daughter, I have no objection to going there. And in front of his stubbornness, Lord Shiva was compelled and he sent his Ganas along with Goddess Sati. When Goddess Sati reached there, she had to face humiliation there and when her father Daksha insulted Lord Shiva, she got angry and burnt herself in the fire of the same Yagya.
When Bholenath came to know about Mata Sati entering the fire, he got angry and sent Virbhadra to destroy the Yagya. Veerabhadra destroyed the whole Yagya after reaching the yajna and cut off the head of Daksha Prajapati and put it in the fire of the same Yagya. This Goddess Sati was reborn in the form of Shailputri under Himalaya Raj Havant. Thus Maa Shailputri was goddess Sati in her previous birth.
Mantras of Maa Shailputri
After worshiping the Maa methodically, while reciting this mantra, meditate on Maa Shailputri.
Meditation Mantras of Maa Shailputri
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥
Sit on the seat and chant this mantra 108 times.
ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥
Praise Mantra of Maa Shailputri
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ शैलपुत्री रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:॥
Ghatasthapana / Kalash Sthapana
There is a law to perform Ghatasthapana on the first day of Shardiya Navratri. Devotees of Maa Durga worship the Maa for nine days. Ghatasthapana is done on the first day of Navratri in a special Muhurta. After this, the Maa is worshiped for nine days. During the nine days of Navratri, all forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. Girls are worshipped. These days, by worshiping the Maa, worshiping her, and meditating on her, the person gets special results. Power, wealth, opulence, children, health, planetary compatibility, victory over enemies, etc. fulfillment of all desires are possible with the blessings of Maa Durga. Maa fulfills all the wishes of the devotees.
Maa Sailpuri is the first form of Maa Durga and is worshiped on the first day of Navratri. Wishing you all a very Happy Navratri. Talk to astrologers to know about the changes coming into your life on the first day of Navratri.