Maa Shailputri, Story, Mantra
Maa Shailputri – First Among Nava Durgas
The fisrt form of Maa Durga known as “Shailputri”. Goddess Durga was born in the house of King of Mountains “Parvat Raj Himalaya”, so she is called “Shailputri” maens the daughter of mountain.
Maa Shailputri is the absolute from of Mother Nature. She is also known as Goddess Parvati the consort of Lord Shiva & mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya. In the Navratra festival the worshiping Mother Goddess has a half moon in her forehead & she is holding a trident in her right hand & lotus flower in her left hand. she rides on mount Nandi a bull.
In some scriptures like Shivapurana & Devi Bhagvatam the story of Mother Goddess is written as follow: Maa Bhagwati in her earlier birth was born as a daughter of Daksh Prajapati. Then her name was ‘Sati’ and she was married to Lord Shiva. But in a sacrificial ceremony organized by her father Prajapati Daksh, she got her body burnt in the yogic fire, because she could not bear the insult of her husband Lord Shiva by her father Prajapati Daksha in the sacrificial ceremony.
In her next birth she incarnated her as Goddess Parvati, the daughter of Parvatraj Himalaya and among Nava Durgas she has been referred to as Sailaputri who was again known as Himavati. In her Haimavati aspect she defeated all prominent gods. Like her previous birth in this life also Maa Shailaputri (Parvati) got married with Lord Shiva. The first and the most prominent among Nava Durgas, Shailaputri is of immense importance and her glories are endless. On the first day of Navratra worship it is she who is worshiped.
She is the Devi of the root chakra, who, upon awakening, begins Her journey upwards. Sitting on Nandi, and making her first journey from the Muladarachakra. As from her father to her husband – the awakening Shakti, beginning Her search for Lord Shiva or making a move towards her Shiva. So that, In navrati pooja the first day Yogi’s keep their mind concentrated on Muladhara. This is the starting point of their spiritual discipline. They started their Yogasadha from here. Shaila Putri is the Mooladhara Shakti to be realized within Self and sought for higher depths, in the yogic meditation.
Mantra to chant :
Om aim hring kleem chamundayi vichche. For the significance of ‘kleem’– Navratri commences with the first night devoted to the puja of Shailputri devi. ‘Shail’ means mountain and refers to Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva, the daughter of king of the mountains Himavan. Shailputri holds in her two hands a trident and a lotus. She is mounted upon a bull. Special benediction-as all the shradh souls leave the planet this night the energies specially work on the temple (memory) chakras of all in the planet. This is a major healing of past karma and removing blocks, bestowing lilac light healing trauma emotions and thoughts. We see white seven-pointed stars of light in the sky falling on the shoulders reducing burdens, activating also the navel chakra to create new activities of business, work, healing, our purpose of life and also paying attention to our interaction with others. The stars also accumulate mostly in water and liquids. Take pure water, coconut water, juices, and also serve this to others to, receive added benefit. Distribution of green things will also empower you further. Offering: one pomegranate in the morning and accept as prasadam (blessings) in evening, share with others-offer candles morning and evening (after sunset). Mentally offer all fragrant flowers, fruits, gems, clothing.You can also offer paan leaf (betel leaf) with clove and cardamom.
Maa Shailputri mantra
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम् ।
वृषारुढ़ां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम् ।।
माँ दुर्गा अपने प्रथम स्वरूप में शैलपुत्री के रूप में जानी जाती हैं। पर्वतराज हिमालय के घर जन्म लेने के कारण इन्हें शैल पुत्री कहा गया। भगवती का वाहन बैल है। इनके दाहिने हाथ में त्रिशूल और बाएं हाथ में कमल का पुष्प है। अपने पूर्व जन्म में ये सती नाम से प्रजापति दक्ष की पुत्री थी । इनका विवाह भगवान शंकर से हुआ था। पूर्वजन्म की भांति इस जन्म में भी यह भगवान शंकर की अर्द्धांगिनी बनीं। नव दुर्गाओं में शैलपुत्री दुर्गा का महत्त्व और शक्तियाँ अनन्त हैं। नवरात्रे – पूजन में प्रथम दिवस इन्हीं की पूजा व उपासना की जाती है।
पूणेंदुनिभांगौरी मूलाधार स्थितांप्रथम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्रा।
प्रफुल्ल वदनांपल्लवाधरांकांतकपोलांतुंग कुचाम्।
प्रथम दुर्गा त्वहिभवसागर तारणीम्।
धन ऐश्वर्य दायिनी शैलपुत्रीप्रणमाभ्यहम्॥
भुक्ति, मुक्ति दायनी,शैलपुत्रीप्रणमाभ्यहम्॥
भुक्ति, मुक्ति दायिनी शैलपुत्रीप्रणमाभ्यहम्॥
ओमकार: में शिर: पातुमूलाधार निवासिनी।
हूंकार:पातुहृदयेतारिणी शक्ति स्वघृत॥
फट्कार:पातुसर्वागेसर्व सिद्धि फलप्रदा।
मां दुर्गा का द्वितीय स्वरूप ब्रह्मचारिणी
Maa Shailputri, Story, Mantra
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