Shailputri Mata - Goddess Shailputri Maa

Goddess Shailputri Mata is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She appeared on earth as the daughter of Himalaya – the king of Himalayas. One of the names of Himalaya is Shailaraj and since She appeared as his daughter She got the name Shailaputri. Ma Shailpturi is worshipped on the first day of Navratri in North and western parts of India.

Some scholar equate Shailputri Mata with Goddess Parvati.

The vehicle of Maa is Vrishabha (Bull). She holds a trident on the right hand; left hand she holds a lotus flower.

As per Hindu tradition, Maa Shailaputri is the protector of whole life in the universe.

The moola mantra of Goddess Shailputri is:

Vande Vanchhitlabhaya Chandradhakritshekhram |
Vrisharudhaa Shooldharan Shailputree Yashaswineem ||

Goddess Shailputri is meditated for attaining concentration. She removes all hurdles and provides a strong base for the devotee to excel in his endeavor. She is believed to help a devotee in the spiritual path.

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Shailputri Mantra in Hindi