Navratri 2023 Day 1: Seek Maa Shailaputri's Blessings Today; Holy Chants And Colour Of The Day

Navratri 2023 Day 1: Seek Maa Shailaputri's Blessings Today; Holy Chants And Colour Of The Day

She signifies purity and calmness, hence she is associated with the colour 'White'

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 10:21 AM IST
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Maa Shailaputri |

On the first day of Navratri, devotees of Maa Durga worship Maa Shailaputri, a form of goddess Parvati and a reincarnation of Sati. The initial day that marks the praying the Goddess in the form of Maa Shailaputri sees devotees dressed in calm and pure white colour clothing.

Story & Significance

It when Goddess Sati self-immolated herself, Maa Parvati took re-birth as Lord Himalaya's daughter - Maa Shailaputri (also known as Hemavati).

Maa Shailaputri carries Trishul in the right hand and a lotus flower in the left hand on a bull.

She signifies purity and calmness, hence she is associated with the colour 'White.'

Holy Chants:

"Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam Vrisharudham Shuladharam Shailaputrim YashasvinimII"

"Om Devi Shailaputryai NamahII"

"Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu "Maa Shailaputri" Rupena Samsthita, Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo NamahII"

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