The auspicious Navratri festival started today with the worshipping of the first Goddess – Shailputri. Yes, we worship the very first day of the occasion with worshiping of Goddess Shailputri – the form of Mother Nature.
Devotees should know that the Shailaputri’ means the daughter of mountains. Wes call her with another name as Sati Bhavani, Parvati or Hemavati.
Goddess Shaiputri is one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga who is referred to as Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
The famous Navratri begins today as the beginning of auspicious Navratri. The month is also important and auspicious for the harvest point of view and various celebrations organized in the important month in the country.
Shailputri is assumed to be the daughter of mountain Himalayas which has been mentioned in Purana. It has been said that Shaiputri is the first among all the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga.
As the Hindu mythology has mentioned,, Shailaputri is believed to be the rebirth of Sati and she was the daughter of Daksha Shailputri.
It has been said that she was born to the King of Mountains. Shail means mountain and Putri means daughter.