Goddess Shailputri Worship on 1st Day Navratri

Goddess Shailputri Mata is the first among the Navadurga forms of Goddess Durga. Goddess Shailputri is the first goddess form worshiped during the nine days Navratri Festival. She is also known as Vrisharudha and Hemavati. Hindu traditions regard her as the absolute form of Mother Nature. Shailaputri is the devi of Muladara Chakra, one of the seven primary chakras according to Hindu tantrism. 

Shailputri Durga is depicted with two hands, the right hand holding the Trisula or trident and left hand holding padma or lotus flower. She has a half moon in her forehead. The mount of the goddess is Vrishabha or bull. Hence she is also known as Vrisharudha.


Goddess Parvati took birth as the daughter of King of Mountains, Parvat Raj Himalaya. In Sanskrit, “Shaila” means mountains and “Purti” means daughter.


According to Hindu scriptures, Shailputri Maa rules Chandra or Moon, who is the provider of all fortunes. Hence worshiping the goddess will help to get rid of all bad effects caused by Moon in ones horoscope.