Maa Shailputri – 1st Day of Navratri
SHAILPUTRI: She is the embodiment of the collective power of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It is in this form that the goddess was worshipped as the consort of Shiva. The colour of the first day is red–it depicts action and vigour.
Place red cloth on a chowki where you want to place Goddess Shailputri’s picture. Write ‘Sh’ with kesar on it and place Gutika there. Take red flowers in your hand and pray to Goddess Shailputri while chanting this mantra:
Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Vichaye Om Shailputri Dewya Namah
While chanting the mantra, offer flowers and gutika to the Goddess and place them on her picture. After that, offer bhog and chant the mantra given below at least 108 times.
Om Shan Shailputri Dewya
After chanting the mantra 108 times, pray to the Goddess and perform aarti and kirtan.
Pratham Durga Twahi Bhavsagar
Tardeem Dhan Aishwarya Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum
Trilojanani Twahi Paramanand Pradiyamaan
Saubhagyarogya Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum
Charachareshwari Twahi Mahamohvinashin
Mukti Bhukti Dayini Shailputri Pranmabhyahum