New Delhi: The auspicious event of Navratri, the 9 days of festivities to welcome Goddess Durga, starts on Saturday (October 17). Like a ray of hope, this Indian festivity is additional considerable this time due to the fact of the favourable planetary positions this 12 months. This 12 months, the festivities start off on October 17 and finish on October 25.
The 9 days of Navratri are devoted to worship 9 unique types of Durga or feminine electrical power, and is a single of the most celebrated festivals in India.Maa Durga is worshipped in 9 types and just about every day is devoted to a single of her avatars.
The to start with evening of Navratri is devoted to Shailputri, the daughter of the mountains.
In accordance to the Hindu mythology, Goddes Shailputri was born just after Goddess Sati self-immolated herself. Also identified as Parvati — the daughter of Himalaya — Goddesss Shailputri is worshipped on the to start with day of the Navratri across the nation.
In accordance to Drik Panchang, it is believed that Goddess Shailputri governs the moon — the supplier of all fortunes.
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Shailputri is worshipped as an absolute type of Mom Nature. The goddess is depicted with a crescent on her forehead, a trident in her correct and a lotus in her left hand. She is mounted on the back of a bull.
Chant this mantra to seek out Shailputri’s blessings:
वन्दे वांछित लाभाय चन्द्रार्द्वकृतशेखराम्।
वृषारूढ़ा शूलधरां यशस्विनीम्॥
Vande Vanchhitalabhay Chandrardhakritshekharam
Vrisharudham Shooldharam Shailputreem Yashasvineem
Durga, the most potent, was developed by the holy trinity – Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer) to eradicate a demon named Mahishasur, who’s treachery ruined peace and sanctity in the 3 worlds.
Here is wishing a single and all a pretty Satisfied Navratri.