Maa Shailputri is the First Form of Maa Durga. She is the Daughter of Himalaya. She is also known as “Parvati” and “Hemvati”
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥
Hindu Goddess Durga is worshipped in her nine forms, called NavaDurga, during the Navratri festival. Out of these, Maa Shailputri is the first form. On the first day of the Navratri festival, Maa Shailputri is worshipped by devotees. There are special poojas that are performed with devotion on this day, which is dedicated specially for worshipping Maa Shailputri. Maa Shailputri is the daughter of the king of mountains, the Himalaya. She is considered as the forever form of Mother Nature. She is also known as Goddess Parvati, the better half of Lord Shiva and mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya.
Maa Shailputri has a half moon on her forehead. You can also see a trident in her right hand and a lotus flower in her left hand. She rides on Nandi. The abode of Maa Shailputri is believed to be in the Muladhara Chakra. Realising this divine energy is considered as an important step towards spiritual enlightenment. Knowing the legends and importance of the form of Maa Durga will help you to perform your Navratri pooja with ultimate devotion and dedication. So, have a look at these points below.
Legend On Maa Shailputri
In her previous birth, it was said that Shilputri was Sati, daughter of Daksha. Once Daksha performed a big Yagna without inviting Shiva. But Sati, wife of Shiva, came there with Lord Shiva. Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati could not tolerate this and she burnt herself in the fire of Yagna. In another birth, she became the daughter of Himalaya and got married to Shiva as Hemavati.
Form Of Mother Nature
Worshipping Maa Shailputri will evoke the spiritual relationship with Mother Nature. Shailputri is the expression of earth and covers all of the hills, valleys, water resources and the atmosphere. Goddess Of Root Chakra Maa Shailputri is considered as the Goddess of
Goddess Of Root Chakra
Maa Shailputri is considered as the Goddess of the root chakra. Worshipping her will help in awakening the Moolchakra, thereby helping you to attain spiritual enlightenment. Performing poojas and chanting mantras on the first day of Navratri, keeping mooladhar in mind, will help you to perform the rituals auspiciously.