Navratri 2021: Day 1st - Rituals And Ghantsthapna Muhrat Of Maa Shailputri

Goddess Shailputri in 2021

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October, 2021

(Thursday)

Goddess Shailputri is the first out of Goddess Durga's nine forms whose devotees offer prayers during Navratri. These nine different forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped separately during the nine days of Navratri. The first day of Navratri is devoted to Goddess Shailputri. After her, Bharamacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, Siddhidatri are worshipped, respectively. The first day is the day to honour Goddess Shailputri. She was the daughter of Shail, the king of mountains; that is why she was given the name of Shailputri. She is the Goddess of nature; that is why we worship Goddess Shailputri on the first day of Navratri. Goddess Shailputri is considered to be the incarnation of Goddess Parvati.

Looks of Goddess Shailputri

  • Half-moon on the forehead.
  • A trident in her right hand
  • A lotus in her left hand
  • Rides the bull known as Nandi
  • Goddess's vehicle is a bull.

Goddess Shailputri carries a lotus in her left hand and a trident in her right hand. Her vehicle is a bull. There is a half-moon resting on her forehead. Goddess Shailputri is known to be the Goddess of the root chakra. One can receive power from her by performing the Goddess ShailputriYog. In the first form of Goddess Durga, Shailputri keeps control of the human mind. Shailputri, the one who controls the moon, addresses the condition of that newborn infant who is clean and calm and is away from all the illusions of the human world.

Worshipping Goddess Shailputri removes the defects of the moon.

Goddess Shailputri is the wife of Mahadev. According to Astrological beliefs, Goddesses Shailputri removes the defects of the moon. The people whose moon sign is weak, who feel stressed should worship Goddess Shailputri. Worshipping Goddess Shailputri removes the deficiencies of the moon. Shailputri means the daughter of mountains. After leaving Sati's body, she was born in the next life as the daughter of Shailraj, the King of Himalayas, and was known as Shailputri.

Story of Goddess Shailputri

The meaning of Shailputri in Sanskrit is 'daughter of Mountains.' According to mythology, Shailputri, in her past life, was the wife(Sati) of Lord Shiva and the daughter of Daksh. One day Daksh organized a Mahayagya; he invited all the Gods and Goddesses except for Lord Shiva. On the other hand, Sati was getting impatient to attend the Mahayagya. Lord Shiva told her that all other Gods were invited to the Mahayagya except for him. That is why it would be very inappropriate for them to go there. But on the strong requests of Sati, Lord Shiva permitted her to go to the Yagya.

When Sati reached her home, she saw the feelings of disrespect for her husband filled in the air. Daksh also said some very disrespectful words to him. This pained the heart of Sati. She could not bear to hear the insults about her husband, and she incinerated herself in the fire of the Mahayagya. Aggrieved by this unbearable pain Lord Shiva caused havoc and destroyed the Mahayagya. In her next life, Sati was born as the daughter of Shail, King of Himalayas, and was named Shailputri.

The Himalayas king was also known as Himavat, so Goddess Shailputri is also known as Goddess Hemvati. Her vehicle is a Tree (वृक्ष), so she is also known as Vriksharudha (वृक्षरुढ़ा).

Shailputri Mantra

Om Devi Shailputrinamah:

ॐदेवीशैलपुत्र्यैनमः॥

Vandevaanchitlabhaya, chandrardhkritshekram.

(वन्देवांछितलाभाय, चंद्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।)

Vriksharudhashuldhram, shaelputrimyashaswinim.

(वृषारूढांशूलधरां, शैलपुत्रींयशस्विनीम्॥)

Punendunibhamgaurimulaadharsthithamprathamdurgatrinetram.

(पूणेन्दुनिभांगौरीमूलाधारस्थितांप्रथमदुर्गात्रिनेत्राम्॥)

Pataambarpridhanamratnakiritanamalankaarbhushita.

(पटाम्बरपरिधानांरत्नाकिरीटानामालंकारभूषिता॥)

Prafullvandanapallvadharamkantkpolamtungkuchaam.

(प्रफुल्लवंदनापल्लवाधरांकातंकपोलांतुंगकुचाम्।)

Kamniyamlavnyamsarvemukhisheenmadhyamnitambanim.

(कमनीयांलावण्यांस्नेमुखीक्षीणमध्यांनितम्बनीम्॥)

Praising her :Ya Devi sarvabhuteshurupemsansthani. Namaste namastayeNamoNamah.

(यादेवीसर्वभू‍तेषुमाँशैलपुत्रीरूपेणसंस्थिता।नमस्तस्यैनमस्तस्यैनमस्तस्यैनमोनम:॥)

Before worshipping Goddess Shailputri, the process of Ghatasthapana is done.

What should you wear on this first day of Navratri:

Wear white clothes and offer white flowers to Goddess Shailputri on this day. Offer a root vegetable and a seasonal fruit to the Goddess. Worship her during mid-afternoon.

Chant the one-word root mantra - Om shaelputreyaNamah.

Mantra:

Durgeydevinamastubhyamsarvkamarthasadhikey.

Mum siddhimsiddhghimvasarvpremsarvepradarshrya.

( दुर्गेदेविनमस्तुभ्यंसर्वकामार्थसाधिके।

ममसिद्घिमसिद्घिंवास्वप्नेसर्वप्रदर्शय॥)

During meditation, the seeker should brush off thoughts of getting ready, adornment, and sensual feelings. Worshipping Goddess Shailputri will help you in getting desired fruit, and girls will be able to get their desired groom. Also, the meditator will receive the benefits of the powers generated from the Root Chakra.

Goddess Shailputri Aarti:

Shailputrimaabaelavsaar.Kareindevta jay jaykaar.

Shiv Shankar kipriyabhavani. Teri mahimakisi ne najaani.

(शैलपुत्रीमांबैलअसवार।करेंदेवताजयजयकार।

शिवशंकरकीप्रियभवानी।तेरीमहिमाकिसीनेनाजानी।)

Parvatituumakehlaave.Jo tujhesimrey so sukhpaave.

Riddhi siddhi parvaankreintu.Dayakreindhanvaankreintu.

(पार्वतीतूउमाकहलावे।जोतुझेसिमरेसोसुखपावे।

ऋद्धि-सिद्धिपरवानकरेतू।दयाकरेधनवानकरेतू।)

Somvaarko shiv sang pyaari. Aartijisneteriutaari.

Uskisagriaas puja do. Sagreydukhtakleefmila do.

(सोमवारकोशिवसंगप्यारी।आरतीतेरीजिसनेउतारी।

उसकीसगरीआसपुजादो।सगरेदुखतकलीफमिलादो।)

Ghee kasundar deep jalake.Golagarikabhoglgake.

Shradhabhavsey mantra gaaye.Premsahit fir sheesh jhukaye.

(घीकासुंदरदीपजलाके।गोलागरीकाभोगलगाके।

श्रद्धाभावसेमंत्रगाएं।प्रेमसहितफिरशीशझुकाएं।)

Jay girirajkishoriambey. Shiv mukhchandrachakoriambey.

Manokaamnapurnakar do. Bhaktsadasukhsampattibhar do.

(जयगिरिराजकिशोरीअंबे।शिवमुखचंद्रचकोरीअंबे।

मनोकामनापूर्णकरदो।भक्तसदासुखसंपत्तिभरदो।)

Goddess Shailputri's favorite Prasadam

White things are the favorite of Goddess Shailputri. On the first day of Navratra, Goddess Shailputri should be offered white things, white flowers, and white prasadam. Also, white barfi should be offered to her. This first form of goddess is considered to be the symbol of peace and firmness in life. Shail means rock, and rocks are considered to be a symbol of firmness. Women will get extraordinary results from their worship.

Do's and Dont's for the nine days of Navratri:

Everybody needs to worship with pure love and devotion to maintain peace and tranquillity in a family. Let us know the Dos and Dont's for this auspicious period of nine days.

Do's:

  • Keep some sorghum at your home.
  • Visit the temple every day.
  • Offer water to the Goddess.
  • Stay bare - feet.
  • Practice fasting for these nine days.
  • Decorate the Goddess, especially during these nine days.
  • Perform special poojas on the Eight and Ninth days, i.e., Ashtami and Navami.
  • Organise a Kanyabhoj.
  • Light up an infinite monolith lamp for the Goddess.

Don'ts:

  • Don't cut or trim your hair and nails for these nine days.
  • Don't chaunk(छोँक)and baghaar (बघार) while cooking.
  • Don't make food using garlic and onions.

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