April 16, 2021 Blog

Shailputri Mata – Navratri First Day


Shailputri is the first among the 9 types of Goddess Durga who are adored all through the 9 days of Navratri celebration. Every day of this celebration is committed to the one type of Durga and the first day is devoted to Maa Shailputri.


About Shailputri


Mata Shailputri resembles this:


  • Half Moon on the brow


  • Trident in the right hand


  • Lotus in the left hand


  • Mounted on Nandi, the bull

 shail putri

Shailaputri is a Sanskrit name, which implies - the girl of the mountain (Shaila = Mountain, Putri = Daughter). As the legend goes, Maa Durga had taken birth in the home of the Parvat Raj Himalaya (King of the Himalayas). Thus, this manifestation of hers got the name Shailputri. The name of the King of the Himalayas was Hemavana. Subsequently, she likewise got the name Hemavati.


In her past birth, she was the partner of Shiva and the girl of Daksha. Thus, she likewise has names like Sati, Bhavani. Once, Daksha sorted out a major Yajna occasion. He didn't welcome Shiva. However, Sati couldn't avoid it and she showed up there. During the Yajna, Daksha offended Shiva. She was unable to take it and hopped into the fire of Yajna. Afterward, she took birth in the home of the Mountain Lord as Parvati (likewise Hemavati) and wedded Lord Shiva once more.


As she rides on the bull, she is otherwise called Vrisharudha. It is a Sanskrit expression made of 2 words: Vrisha = bull and Arudha = to be set upon.


Mysterious Aspect


Goddess Shailputri administers the planet Moon in soothsaying. Adoring her can take out all the awful impacts of Moon.




ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥


वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।


वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥


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