First day is Pratipada and was celebrated for the Goddess Shailaputri. Shail means Mountains and Putri
means Daughter. She is also known with the names Parvati or Hemavathi or
Bhagvatam. Shailaputri's immense importance and glories are endless. Parvathi makes the first
journey towards Lord Shiva from the Muladarachaka because to beget Lord Shiva as like her Last Birth.
So Yogi's keep their mind
concentrated on Muladara on the first day of Navaratri. Shailaputri is the Muladhara Sakthi to be realized within self and sought for higher depths, in
the Yogic meditation. Maa Shailaputri gives relief from the hurt of demon for her Devotees.
Shailaputri is a divine lady, holding a trishul in her
right and lotus flower in her left hand. She rides on bull (Nandi). She blessess us all times and help her devoteed in the dfficult situation. She fulfils all the desires of her Devotees.
Color of the Navaratri- Day 1(13.10.2015):
Colour for this Day one to celebrate Maa Shailaputri on Oct 13th 2015 is calculated as Red. Devotees wear Red color dress and pray to Maa Shailaputri to get flourish.
Devotees prepare some naivedyam to God. Likewise on this first day of Navaratri Sweet boondi and chickpea are offered as Naivedyam.
Mantra to chant:
Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam | Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim
I worship Goddess Shailputri to fulfill my wishes, who is adorned with crescent moon on her head, rides on a bull, carrying a trishul and is illustrious.
Shailaputri or Parvathi in her early birth named as Sati who is the daughter Daksh Prajapati, she got married to Lord Shiva. But her father didn't like the appearance of Lord Shiva because he use to wear the skin of tiger, etc.
Daksh conducted an yagya in his palace, he invites all the Yogis, Devars etc but he didnt invite Lord Shiva. Sati could not abide with the activity of her father, so she decided to burn herself into the fire of the Holy Yagya to make her father about her feelings and she jumped into the holy fire and dead.
Later in her next birth she born as Parvathi daughter of Parvatraj (Himalaya). and she is one among the Nava Durgas. It is the small girl avatar of maa Durga.
Maa Shailaputri Temple is located at A-40/11, Mariha Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh , India. People can travel to Varanasi and get Dharshan from Goddess Shailaputri.