Goddess Durga is the Mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshipped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being and has been mentioned in many scriptures – Yajur Veda, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Taittareya Brahman. The Goddess Durga is said to have the combined powers of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. This mantra is often used for protection against internal or external negative forces.
Goddess Durga is the Mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. This mantra is done before chanting other Durga Mantras. Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of Navratri.
Chant this mantra to worship Maa Shailputri
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम् ।
वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम् ॥
Vande Vanchhitlabhay Chandrardhkritshekhram ।
Vrisharudham Shuldharam Shailputri Yashswinim ॥
After the self-immolation as Goddess Sati, Goddess Parvati took birth as the daughter of Lord Himalaya. In Sanskrit Shail means the mountain and due to which Goddess was known as Shailputri, the daughter of the mountain. It is believed that the Moon, the provider of all fortunes, is governed by Goddess Shailputri and any bad effect of the Moon can be overcome by worshipping this form of Adi Shakti. She is also known as Hemavati and Parvati. Due to her importance among all nine forms Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. Similar to her previous birth as Goddess Sati, Goddess Shailputri got married to Lord Shiva.
Best days to initiate this mantra is on Fridays or tuesdays, Ashtami thithis, Navami thithis, Amavasya, or during Navratri or on Purnima days. One can chant or recite this mantra for 9, 27, 45 or 108 times. One can use Rosary beeds made out of Rudraksha as Japa mala.