New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The nine-day festival of Sharad Navratri 2020 started today and is being celebrated across the country with full fervour and enthusiasm. The Sharad Navratri 2020 will conclude on October 25 with Ram Navmi. The Sharad Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who killed the demon king Mahishasura. 

Devotees, during the nine days of the Navratri, worship the nine forms or avatars of goddess Durga. The Sharad Navratri, one of the four Navratris celebrated throughout the year, is considered as the most important Navratri. The Sharad Navratri falls in the lunar month of Ashvin, as per the Hindu calendar.  

Each day holds great importance and has different vidhis for worshipping. On the first day of Sharad Navratri 2020, Goddess Shailputri is worshipped, who was among the nine avatars of Goddes Durga. Read on to know the right way to perform Puja Vidhi, Bhog and Aarti for Goddess Shailputri.

It is believed that worshiping Goddess Shailputri, the first manifestations of Maa Durga, increases decision-making capacity, wealth, governance, ornaments etc. It reduces diseases like blood, uterus, eye, alimentary canal, stomach, phlegm and epilepsy.

Puja Vidhi

Take the resolution to the worship Maa Shailputri after establishing the Kalash. Offer Sindoor, flowers, akshat (rice), incense, myrrh etc to Goddess Durga. During this, one can recite Durga Chalisa. It is believed that Aarti of Mata Shailputri should be done only by lighting a lamp with camphor or cow's ghee.

Bhog

It is believed that the first day of Navratri should begin with the 'Halwa-puri bhog'. Devotees also offer batashe, pan and kaale chane to Goddess Shailputri. On this day, a few people also make churma and mewa laddoo for bhog.

Maa Shailputri Aarti

Sailputri Maa Bail Asvaar| Karein Devta Jai Jaikar|
Shiv hankar Ki Priy Bhawani| Teri Mahima Kisi Ne Na Jaani|
Parvati Tu Uma Kehlave| Jo Tujhe Simre Sau Sukh Paav|
Ridhi Sidhi Parvan Kre Tu| Daya Karen Dhanvan Kre Tu
Somvar Ko Shiv Sang Pyari| Aarti Teri Jisne Utari|
Uski Sagri Aas Puja Do| Sagre Dukh Takleef Mila Do|
Ghee Ka Sundar Deep Jala Ke| Gola Ka Bhog Lga Ke|
Shradha Bhav Se Mantr Gayein| Prem Sahit Fir sheesh Jhukayeein|
Jai Giriraj Kishoori Ambe| Shiv Mukh Chandra Chakori Ambe|
Manokamna Purna Kr Do| Bhakt Sda Sukh Sampati Bhar Do|

Posted By: Srishti Goel