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Shailputri maa – The Goddess Worshipped on the First Day of Navratri

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Shailputri Mata – मां शैलपुत्री प्रथम – Mantra, Stotra, Kavach, Aarti

Goddess Durga is the personification of power (Shakti) and manifests herself in nine forms. These nine forms of Durga are religiously Worshiped one by one during nine days of Navratri. Devi Shailputri is first among nine embodiments of Goddess Durga and is worshiped during the first day of Navratri, thus giving Navratri an auspicious start. She is also considered to be a form of Mother Nature.

Goddess Shailputri was born to the Lord Himalaya after the self-immolation of Goddess Sati. In Sanskrit “Shaila” means Mountain and hence the Goddess came to be known as Shailaputri, the daughter of the mountain. She is also known as Parvati and Hemavati. Goddess Shailputri got married to Lord Shiva. Her favorite flower is Jasmine.

Devi Shailputri is worshiped along with Lord Shiva his consort (wife). She is also the mother of Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha. She looks after all living beings including humans, animals, trees, and every living thing on Earth. She holds a lotus flower in her left hand and a Trishul (trident) in her right hand. Her ‘Vahana’ is the bull, and because of it, she is also known as Vrisharudha.

Please read about Goddess Durga’s second form Brahmcharini Mata, worshiped during the second day of Navratri

Brahmacharini Mata – The Goddess Worshipped on the Second Day of Navratri

Goddess Shailputri Story

According to Hindu Mythology, Goddess Shailaputri in her previous birth was Sati, the daughter of Daksha. Once Daksha performed a big Yajna without inviting Lord Shiva. Sati came to attend the holy function. There she found that her father has invited all the Devtas (deities) but Lord Shiva was left out purposely and she felt it as an insult to her husband. Sati could not bear the thought of her father having insulted her husband, and she self-immolated herself in the fire of Yajna. In another birth, she became the daughter of the Himalaya and got married to Shiva as Hemavati.

Goddess Of Root Chakra

Maa Shailaputri is considered as the Goddess of the Muladhara (root) chakra. Worshipping her will help in stimulating and finally awakening the Muladhara chakra,

Shailputri Mantra For Meditation (Dhyana) In Sanskrit

वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।

वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥

पूणेन्दु निभाम् गौरी मूलाधार स्थिताम् प्रथम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।

पटाम्बर परिधानां रत्नाकिरीटा नामालंकार भूषिता॥

प्रफुल्ल वन्दना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्।

कमनीयां लावण्यां स्नेमुखी क्षीणमध्यां नितम्बनीम्॥

Shailputri Mantra For Meditation (Dhyana) In English

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॥

Mata Shailputri Devi Stotra In Sanskrit

प्रथम दुर्गा त्वंहि भवसागरः तारणीम्।

धन ऐश्वर्य दायिनी शैलपुत्री प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

त्रिलोजननी त्वंहि परमानन्द प्रदीयमान्।

सौभाग्यरोग्य दायिनी शैलपुत्री प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

चराचरेश्वरी त्वंहि महामोह विनाशिनीं।

मुक्ति भुक्ति दायिनीं शैलपुत्री प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

Shailputri Stotra In English

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॥

Shailputri Aarti

शैलपुत्री माँ बैल असवार। करें देवता जय जय कार॥

शिव-शंकर की प्रिय भवानी। तेरी महिमा किसी ने न जानी॥

पार्वती तू उमा कहलावें। जो तुझे सुमिरे सो सुख पावें॥

रिद्धि सिद्धि परवान करें तू। दया करें धनवान करें तू॥

सोमवार को शिव संग प्यारी। आरती जिसने तेरी उतारी॥

उसकी सगरी आस पुजा दो। सगरे दुःख तकलीफ मिटा दो॥

घी का सुन्दर दीप जला के। गोला गरी का भोग लगा के॥

श्रद्धा भाव से मन्त्र जपायें। प्रेम सहित फिर शीश झुकायें॥

जय गिरराज किशोरी अम्बे। शिव मुख चन्द्र चकोरी अम्बे॥

मनोकामना पूर्ण कर दो। चमन सदा सुख सम्पत्ति भर दो॥

About the author

Mahendra Kumar Vyas

Mahendra Vyas, with parental home at Jodhpur and born to Late Shri Goverdhan Lal Vyas and Shrimati Sharda Vyas, did Civil Engineering from M.B.M.Engineering College, Jodhpur. Shifted to Mumbai after completing engineering and worked with Sanjay Narang's Mars Group and Aditya Birla Group. With an inclination to spirituality and service, joined the Yoga stream and became a part of Yoga Niketan, Goregaon (west) in 2002 and since then practicing and imparting Yoga knowledge at Yoga Niketan and different corporates.

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