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Maa Shailaputri

Maa shailputri is the first one to be worshipped when navratri begins. She carries a lotus and a trishul in her hands.As per hindu scriptures, she was daughter of daksh prajapati and her name was “sati”. She did very hard penance to get Lord shiva as her Husband but her father was against it. When she did got married to Lord shiva, once she wished to go to het father`s place as he was organising a huge yagya. When she went there, she saw that there was no “prasadam” or “share” been kept for her husband Lord shiva so in anger she sacrificed herself in the fire of the yajna itself. When lord shiva came to know this,  his anger knew no bounds and he ordered his army to destroy daksha.

Mantras for Shailputri Devi

Om Devi Shailputryai Namah (108 recitation of this mantra)

Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam | Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim ||

I worship Goddess Shailputri to fulfill my wishes, who is adorned with crescent moon on her head, rides on a bull, carrying a trishul and is illustrious.

ध्यान मंत्र

वन्दे वांछित लाभाय चन्द्राद्र्वकृतशेखराम्।

वृषारूढ़ा शूलधरां यशस्विनीम्॥

Navratri Pooja & its Vidhi

To seek the blessings of Maa Durga, these 9 days have been considered to be the most beneficial ones. Across the world, on this very auspicious span of 9 days, Goddess Durga is worshipped and invited by the Hindu followers. It is the most significant festivals in the west Bengal.

The almighty Durga maa is the one who looks after her devotees and put an end to all the sorrows of life and bring deliverance to the person.

Here we have one of the most sorted and selected method of worshipping rituals for the day of Navratri in a simple manner just for you, which can be easily followed by anyone and will help one to achieve a happier and prosperous life shone upon by goddess Durga.

During any particular ritual, if any kind of mistake happens by a person, then he should recite the mantra “कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति” and apologise to Maa Durga.

Necessary items for Worshipping:

  • A Beautiful Picture of the Goddess
  • A stole or a silk drape of her
  • Durga Saptashati published by Geeta Press
  • Holi water of the river Ganges
  • Mango leaves and dry grass
  • Sandal wood, coconut and the red thread.
  • sacred pyre
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Beetle leaves, cardamom, dry powdered color, kokum and the cloves.
  • Incense sticks, Continuous flame
  • Fresh flowers of rose, jasmine and mexican oleander
  • an appropriate seat or a stool to sit on.
  • essential ingredients for Prasad

You have to wake up, early morning and should lay the foundation for the complete worship on the designated place and the time, once you are free from bathing, which is mandatory. Please make sure that the place of worship is completely clean and tidy.

You should place a kalash in front of the beautiful photo of the goddess Durga, which needs to be filled with the wheat grains. Its brim should be well decorated with the leaves of the mango tree and a coconut should be placed well on the mouth of the kalash.

The place, which is designated for the worship, should be well sprinkled with the holy water of Ganga. The beetle leaves also constitute the important part. If you are married, then you should place 2 beetle leaves. The kalash (a round shaped utensil usually made of copper) should be well tied with the red thread. The devotee can select the ghee or the oil according to his own preference.

After setting all these, particular things at its place, the devotees can pursue their worship, with the ideal mantras or hymns:  “ॐ एम ह्रीं क्लीमं चामुण्डाय विच्चे नमः” recited with 11 or 108 आहुतियाँ.

Those who don’t want to do the hawan , they can only recite this particular mantra or hymns for 108 times.  After which, the complete hymns of the DEVAYAPRADH SHAMAPAN SATROT should be completed with complete devotion.

Devotees, who are willing to keep the fast, they can do the fasting for almost a day, but howsoever, who are not willing to do the same, due to the health issues, they should keep their deeds and the overall character good and idle. They should keep themselves away from the alcoholic and other bad habits.

You should worship the goddess with an immense devotion and belief in your mind. By doing so, the goddess certainly listen to you, discard the obstacles and fulfill your wishes.

Maa Shailaputri   |   Maa Barhamcharini   |   Maa Chandraghanta   |   Maa Kushmanda   |   Maa Skandamata   |   Maa Kaatyayini   |   Maa Kaalratri   |   Maa Mahagauri   |   Maa Siddhidatri   |  


वन्दे वांछित लाभाय चन्द्राद्र्वकृतशेखराम्।
वृषारूढ़ा शूलधरां यशस्विनीम्॥