5 Oct 2013

1st night Navaratri: Shailaputri Devi

Tonight we start down in the tent with the 9 nights for the Divine Mother, Navaratri!

Shree Shailaputri Devi destroys pride

Shailaputri is the first form of Durga. ‘Shaila’ is another name for the Himalayas, ‘Putri’ means ‘the daughter’. 
Shailaputri was born as the daughter of King Himavan, the Lord of the Mountains. She holds a trident in her right hand and a lotus in her left hand. She is mounted on an ox. 
She is the most powerful and glorified of all the nine forms of Durga. In the form of Shailaputri She is destroying the pride of the Gods, which is none other than our own pride. (favorite Saree-colour: red)