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.
Mata Shailputri resembles this:
- Half Moon on the brow
- Trident in the right hand
- Lotus in the left hand
- Mounted on Nandi, the bull
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.
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:॥