2021 Navratri: Date, Colour, Mata Shailputri Mantra, Puja Vidhi, Ghatasthapana, Mantras, Timings, and Significance
The first form of Goddess Durga-Mata Shialputri is worshipped on Pratipada. She is known as Hemavati, Bhavani, and Parvati. The color of the day is Yellow.
The auspicious nine days of Navratri starts from today, 7th October. The first day of Navratri is the Pratipada Tithi which marks the arrival of Goddess Durga. The Durga Puja starts with Ghatasthapana. The first form of Goddess Durga- Mata Shialputri is worshipped. She is also known as Hemavati, Bhavani, and Parvati. Her picture depiction has a Trishul in her right hand and a lotus in her left hand.
Goddess Sati was born as Shailputri to King Himalaya after her self-immolation. Shailputri is a mixture of two words- Shail and Putri which means daughter of mountains. Worshipping Mata Shailputri on the first days brings good fortune and luck.