Which form of Goddess Durga is worshipped on the first day of Navratri?


Nine form of Goddess Durga is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. But which form of Goddess Durga is worshipped on the first day of Navratri? It is the Goddess Shailputri form that is worshiped on the first day.

Goddess Shailputri Mata 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 scholars 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.