Devi Shailputri is also known as the daughter of Parvat Raaj (God of Mountains) Himalaya. She is also known as Parvati. Sati went against the wishes of her father Daksha and married Shiva. In fact, Daksha did not like Lord Shiva and considered him a dirty ascetic. King Daksha and all the other relatives were unhappy to see her except her mother, Prasuti.
In Sanskrit, ‘Shail’ means ‘mountain’ and ‘putri’ means daughter. Hence she is called as Shailputri. It is believed that the Goddess is the rebirth of Sati, the daughter of Lord Himalayan and wife of Lord Shiva. The Goddess is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. It is believed that the Moon is governed by the Goddess.
The first day is dedicated to Goddess Shailaputri, the mantra for which is: Vande Vanchhitlanhaya Chandrardhakritshekharam Vrisharuddham Shuldharam Shailputri Yashasvinim
Maa Shailputri is the First Form of Maa Durga. She is the Daughter of Himalaya. She is also known as “Parvati” and “Hemvati”
Dhyan Mantra: वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥
Vande Vanchhitlabhay Chandrardhkritshekhram. Vrisharudham Shuldharam Shailputri Yashswinim.
Planet Pacifying puja: Mars