Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shailputri - Navratra day -1



Shailputri:
The first swaroop of Ma Durga is Shailputri. She holds the Trishul in her right hand and a Lotus in her left hand. She rides on 'Nandi'.

Shailputri is the daughter of Parvatraj Himavan, the king of the Himalayas. She is also known as Parvati.

In her early incarnation, she was born as Sati. Her father in that life was Prajapati Daksha. Sati married Shiva but never received the full acceptance and support of her arrogant father. Unable to put up with the humiliation piled on her husband and herself, by her father, she jumped in the 'Yagna Agni Kund' and self-immolated herself.

Sati was reborn as Parvati. In this life she again married Shiva and set the example of the most auspicious, most superior, and most complete married life.


Durga Sapta Sloki:
The Sapta Shloki Durga Stotra is taken from the text 'Durga Saptasati'. It is in Sanskrit. This is a rendition of 7 sloka Mantras which give the gist or essence of the entire text. 

The 7 Mantras were recited by Goddess Durga herself to Lord Shiva. It is believed, these seven slokas have the power of fulfilling every wish of a devotee and one is sure to receive Ma Durga's blessings by reciting them.

Sloka 1
Gnaninamapi chetamsi devi bhagawatee sadaa
Baladaa krushya mohaya mahamayaa prayachchathi


Sloka 2
Durgesmrita harasi mathi mashesha jantho

Swasthai smrita mathi matheeva shubhaam dadasi
Daridrya dukha bhaya harini kathwadanya
Sarvopakara karanaya sadarthra chittha
 


Sloka 3
Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvartha sadhike

Saranye triyambake gauri narayani namosthuthe


Sloka 4
Saranagatha deenartha paritrana parayane

Sarvasyarti hare devi narayani namosthuthe


Sloka 5
Sarvaswarupe sarveshe sarva shakti samanvithe

Bhaye bhyasthrahi no devi durgedevi namosthuthe


Sloka 6
Rogaana seshana pahamsi tushta rushta thu kaamaan sakalana bheeshtan

Thwama shrithanam navipanna raanaam thwama shrithahya shrayatham prayanthi


Sloka 7
Sarvabhadaa prashamanam thrailokyasya akhileshwari

Evameva thwaya karyamasmath vairi vinashanam






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1 comment:

  1. nice article! Maa durga will always stay in the heart of her devotees, daily I offer her prayers by chanting durga mantra at least once.

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