Navratri is popularly celebrated among the Hindu communities in India and across the world. It is celebrated to honour the feminine power. The nine manifestations of Goddess Durga is worshipped on each day. Each day of Navratri (Nine days) is designated to each manifestation of the Goddess. On day 1 of Navratri 2018, Goddess Shailputri is worshipped, which is one of the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Let’s read how to worship Goddess Shailputri.
Navratri 2019 Day 1: Significance
Goddess Shailputri is also known as Bhavani, Parvati or Hemvati. Shail means mountains and Putri means daughter. Hence, she is called Shailputri, since she is the daughter of a mountain. In the pictures and idols, Goddess Shailputri is shown carrying a Trishul in her right hand and a lotus in her left hand. She is mounted on Nandi (bull). She is the ruler of the planet Mars. If anyone worships her, they are believed to be provided with good fortune.
Navratri 2019 Puja starts with Kalash Sthapana or popularly known as Ghatasthapana. The devotees sow the seeds of barley in a clay pot or a Kalash. This signifies prosperity and invocation of the Goddess in the house. The urn (Kalash) is decorated with vermilion (Sindoor), turmeric (Haldi) and flowers. The Kalash with seeds is watered every day and worshipped.
Navratri 2019 Day 1: Kalash Sthapana, Ghatasthapana, Puja Vidhi
The puja begins with smearing vermilion on the forehead of Goddess Shailputri idol or picture. The feet of the idol are washed with holy Ganges water using hands. The idol is then offered with flowers, fruits, sweets. A ghee lamp is also lighted for nine days. A chapter of Durga Saptshathi is ready everyday to invoke positive air in the house. Then the mantras are recited with heart, followed by an Aarti.
Many devotees fast throughout the nine days of Navratri. However, you can also fast on the first and the last day of the holy nine days.
Navratri 2019 Day 1: Maa Shailputri Mantra
ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah
Navratri 2019 Day 1: Maa 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॥
Navratri 2019 Day 1: Maa Shailputri Stotra Path
Pratham Durga Twahi Bhavsagar
Tardeem Dhan Aishwarya Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum
Trilojanani Twahi Paramanand Pradiyamaan
Saubhagyarogya Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum
Charachareshwari Twahi Mahamohvinashin
Mukti Bhukti Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum
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