Updated: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 07:42 AM IST
THE NINE-day festival of Navratri is being celebrated across the country and people are filled with enthusiasm and zeal. In this auspicious festival, Maa Durga and her nine avatars are worshipped. Moreover, each day is dedicated to the nine divine avatar of Goddess Durga. The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Shailputri.
The Pratipada Tithi marks the arrival of the Goddess Durga and is also day 1 one Navratri. On day 1 of the festival, Mata Shailputri is worshipped. She is also known as Hemavati and Parvati.
It is believed that after the self-immolation Goddess Sati was born as Shailputri to King Himalaya. The word Shailputri is derived from two words - Shail meaning mountain and Putri meaning daughter, daughter of mountains.
The nine-day festival begins with Ghatsthapna. This is one of the most significant rituals during the festival.
Kalash or Ghatsthapna date and time :
The Ghatsthapna will be done on September 26. The auspicious time to conduct the ritual is from 06:11 AM to 07:51 AM.
Ghatsthapna Abhijit Muhurat is from 11:48 AM to 12:36 PM.
Navratri 2022 Pratipada Tithi -- The Tithi will begin at 03:23 AM on September 26, 2022, and will come to end at 03:08 AM on Sep 27, 2022.
Goddess Shailputri Puja Mantra and Prathana:
Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah
Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam
Vrisharudham Shuladharam Shailaputrim Yashasvinim
Shailputri Navratri 2022: Puja Vidhi
The ritual begins with Ghatsthapna. Seeds of Navadhanya are swon in a shallow clay pan along with mud.
Now, fill the Kailasha with water and put Akshat, supari, and durba grass in the Kalash
Around the neck of the Kalash, five mango leaves are kept and are covered with dried coconut
A Deepak of ghee is lighted
Recitation of Durga Saptshati
Aarti and bhog are offered twice a day