Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja

Navratri a famous festival of the Indians is all about the nine types of incarnation Goddess Durga had acquired. Shailputri is the first form of those nine Goddesses and is also known as Bhavani, Parvati or Hemavati. She is known to be the earthly essense.

shailputri

Origin

She is the major and the absolute form of the Goddess since she was the wife to Lord Shiva and is known as Parvati. She took birth as the daughter of Lord Himalaya due to which she is named as Shailputri – the daughter of mountains. Her deity has a half moon in her forehead and holds a trident in her right hand &lotus flower in her left hand. The Goddess can be seen seated on mount Nandi (bull).
It is believed that the Moon, the provider of all fortunes, is governed by Goddess Shailputri and any bad effect of the Moon can be overcome by worshipping her.

Auspicious Time

This puja is conducted in the PratipadaTithi just after the Ghatasthapana.

Know More about Navratri Puja : Navratri Rituals

Puja Vidhi

Atma Pooja

Puja done for self-purification

Tilak and aachman

Put tilak on forehead and drink holy water from palms.

Sankalpa

Taking water in hand and making a wish in front of the Goddess.

Aavahana and Aasan

Offer flowers

Paadhya

Offer water to the Devi’s charan.

Aachman

Offer kapoor (camphor) mixed water.

Dugdha Snan

Offer cow milk for bathing

Ghrita and Madhusnan

Offer ghee and honey for bathing

Sharkara and Panchamritsnan

Offer sugar and the panchaamrita bathing.

Vastra

Offer sari or cloth to wear.

Chandan

Put Sandalwood tilak on the deity.

Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra

Dhoopa and Deepam

Prasad

Aarti & Mantra

Maa Durga mantras for all nine days of the navratri

Om Devi ShailputryaiSwaha (108 recitation)

VandeVanchhitalabhayaChandrardhakritashekharam।
VrisharudhamShuladharamShailaputrimYashasvinim॥
PunenduNibhamGauriMuladharaSthitamPrathamaDurgaTrinetram।
PatambaraParidhanamRatnakiritaNamalankaraBhushita॥
PraphullaVandanaPallavadharamKantaKapolamTugamKucham।
KamaniyamLavanyamSnemukhiKshinamadhyamNitambanim॥

PrathamaDurgaTvamhiBhavasagarahTaranim।
DhanaAishwaryaDayiniShailaputriPranamamyaham॥
TrilojananiTvamhiParamanandaPradiyaman।
SaubhagyarogyaDayiniShailaputriPranamamyaham॥
CharachareshwariTvamhiMahamohaVinashinim।
MuktiBhuktiDayinimShailaputriPranamamyaham॥

Omkarah Mein ShirahPatuMuladharaNivasini।
HimkarahPatuLalateBijarupaMaheshwari॥
ShrimkaraPatuVadaneLavanyaMaheshwari।
HumkaraPatuHridayamTarini Shakti Swaghrita।
PhatkaraPatuSarvangeSarva Siddhi Phalaprada॥

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