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“Chaitra Navratri”: 1st Day – Maa Shailputri Puja, Vidhi, Ritual, Tithi, Time, Date, Prayer, Mantra, Account, Narration, Process, Celebration

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“Chaitra Navratri”: 1st Day – Maa Shailputri Puja, Vidhi, Ritual, Tithi, Time, Date, Prayer, Mantra, Account, Narration, Process, Celebration:-

Puja of the Maa Shailaputri, start, with the Ghatasthapana, a sacred ceremony which symbolises the female power. During the Ghatasthapana puja, all Hindu devotees, who perform the puja,

With the Hindu festival, “Chaitra Navratri”, begins, it is puja of the Maa, Durga Maa shall start with much devotion and esteem, in all across the nation. As we all know, from this, 6th April 2019, Chaitra Navratri, will start, and the puja will also start, which is regarded as one of the most sacred Hindu festivals.

On the day one and first, on beginning day of the festival, Chaitra Navratri, we all worship the Hindu Goddess, Mata Shailaputri (lit. daughter of the mountains) and she is one expression of the Hindu goddess, Durga.

The carnival, Chaitra Navratri, is dedicated to the Maa Durga, one of the most important female Hindu deities, and she is also present supreme female power and also regarded as an epitome of the “Women Empowerment”.

The Goddess, Shailaputri, is the also very first Navadurga’s recognized and acclaimed for the period of the first day of the festival, Navratri. Puja, of the Navaratri, is begins, with the puja, of the Maa Shailputri, in the grand manner.

Festival & Celebration

The divine being, Shailaputri, is also known as, Sati, Bhavani, Parvati or Hemavati. Mother Shailaputri is regarded as the “Mother Nature”, means the complete form of Mother Nature.

The Goddess Shailaputri is showcased with two hands and she is also being seen carrying a crescent moon on her forehead.

The Goddess Shailaputri can be also seen holding a trident in her right hand and a lotus flower in her other hand. She can be also seen rides on mount Nandi (bull).

Puja Vidhi and Process of the Maa Shailputri

The story of the Goddess Shailaputri is mentioned in some of the Hindu scriptures, which is includes, “Shiva Purana” and “Devi-Bhagavata Purana”, which is said that, in her last birth, Maa Bhagwati was born as a daughter of Daksha Prajapati.

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According to the Wikipedia, she was named Sati and she was tied the knot with Lord Shiva when she grew up. However, in a sacrificial ceremony organized which was organized by the father of Sati, Prajapati Daksha, she got her body burnt in the yogic fire, as Lord Shiva, husband of Sati, was humiliated by her father and she was unable to bear that in the sacrificial ceremony.

In her reincarnation, the Goddess, Sati was born as the Goddess Parvati, the daughter of Parvat Raj Himalaya and she is also one of the Nava Durgas, has been known as Shailaputri, and in this life also Maa Shailaputri (Parvati) is wedded with Lord Shiva.

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“Chaitra Navratri”: 1st Day – Maa Shailputri Puja, Vidhi, Ritual, Tithi, Time, Date, Prayer, Mantra, Account, Narration, Process, Celebration

Worship & Reverence of the Maa Shailputri

Puja of the Maa Shailaputri, start, with the Ghatasthapana, a sacred ceremony which symbolises the female power. During the Ghatasthapana puja, all Hindu devotees, who perform the puja, collects all pious and auspicious and important puja which is the most important aspect of the carnival.

Like, people need to bring together, a shallow pan like utensil made of clay which we can use as a base. Then we need 3 layers of mud and Sapta Dhanya/Navadhanya seeds are then scattered in the pan on the festival of the puja Shailaputri.

On the occasion of the Hindu festival, Shailaputri, post that, a little bit of water is needed to be sprinkled, thus, the seeds will get enough moisture. Then, a Kalasha required filling with Ganga Jal. Supari, a few coins, Akshat (raw rice mixed with turmeric powder) and Durva grass are needed to keep in the water.

Post, this 5 leaves of the mango tree are required to keep around the neck of the Kalash, which will be then required to cover by placing a coconut there.

Then people need to perform puja with Aggarbatti, fruits, flowers, sweet, Sindoor and all. We need to do the prayer for the Goddess, Shailaputri, aarti, and we also need to recite the mantra for the Mata  Shailaputri.

Mantra of Shailaputri:

ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥

Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah॥

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