Navratri puja is most famous Indian celebration in which Nav Durga Puja is done in each home. Nav Durga Puja is worship of nine forms of Durga.
These Nav Durga are nine celestial feminine strengths. They creates (srishti), look after (Sthiti) and destroys (Sanhar) the creation. These Nav Durga are, Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.
Every Devi amongst Nav Durga is connected with particular day (tithi) of Navratri. Thus, worship of that Durga on that specific day of Navratri gives best results.
Nav Durga Puja amid Navratri is simple. To begin with, you ought to know which Nav Durga is connected with which day of Navratri. Here is the rundown of Nav Durga connected with specific day (tithi) of Navratri :
Shailputri Puja on Second Day of Navratri Celebration :
Due to increase in one navratri in lunar calendar this year, second day is also dedicated to Shailputri Puja, for Chandra Darshan.
Shailputri is the name of form of Goddess Durga when she incarnated as daughter of King of Mountains Himachal. Meaning of Shail is mountain and putri isdaughter.
Her sheen is equal to crores of moons. She rides on Nandi bull. Her head is embellished with half-moon. She has a trishul (trident) in her right hand and var mudra in other hand.
Mantra of praying of Shailputri Devi are :
( i ) Om Devi Shailputryai Swaha (ॐ देवी शैल्पुत्र्यै स्वाहा) (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam | Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim ||
( iii ) Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Prakriti Rupen Sansthita, Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namo Namaha
Which means, I worship Goddess Shailputri to fulfill my wishes, who is embellished with half moon on her head, rides on a bull, carry a trishul (trident) and is eminent.