Indian Festivals

First Navratri - Maa Shailputri Puja Vidhi.

Maa Shailputri is the daughter of Himalaya and first among the nine aspects of Maa Durga. Mounting on a bull, Maa Shailputri holds a trishul in the right hand and a flower in the left hand. Maa Shailputri's glories are endless.

Pooja items :

1. Picture or image of Maa Shailputri
2. Durga Sapthashati book, Devi's armour
3. Water in a kalash, mango,leaves,coconut
4. Roli, moli, chawal, paan, beetle nut.
5. Cloves, cardamom, sindoor, abhir, gulal
6. Dhoop, deepak, matchsticks
7. Flowers white or pink, such as hibiscus, lotus, roses and belpatr leaves
8. Fruits of five types such as pomegranate and sweets such as laddoo and peda
9. Panchpatra containing spoon and water, pata, mat to sit (Aasan)

Panchamrit- making Vidhi :
Take a little raw cow milk and small amount of curd, shakkar, honey, and ghee.
Wash the place of pooja with water and gangajal. Place some grains of wheat on betle leave, put on the ground and place water-filled on kalash on it. Insert five joined mangoe eaves in the kalash and, then, place a coconut on it. Tie moli in the kalash-neck. Light up a Deepak there and keep it lit till the pooja lasts. Light up some dhoop too there.

Place Maa Shailputri on beetle leaves in front of you. Concentrate your mind on Maa Shailputri and worship her step by step chanting following mantras:

Atma-pooja :
Perform 'Atma-pooja' for self-purification with the following mantra:
Om Apavitrah Pavitro Va Sarvavastham Gatoapi Va,
Yah Smrait Pundarika Aksham Sa Vahy Abhyantarah Shuchih
Meaning: whoever contemplates on Vishnu gets purified physically and mentally.

Tilak and Aachman:
Tilak is considered auspicious mark and Aachman is considered helping washing off sins committed by action, thought, and speech.
Apply Tilak on your forehead and do 'Aachman' (drinking of holy water after accepting it in your palm) with the following mantra:
Om Keshavaya Namah,
Om Narayanaya Namah,
Om Madhavaya Namah, Om Govindaya Namah
Meaning: I bow to thee Keshav, I bow to thee Narayan, I bow to thee Madhav, I bow to thee Govind.

Sankalpa:
To achieve the purpose of the pooja, do sankalpa (resolve) by taking a little water in hand and saying your wish in mind to Maa Sailputri.

Aawahan:
Pray to invite Maa Sailputri with the following mantra:
Aagachha Tvam Mahadevi ! Sthane Chatra Sthira Bhav.
Yavata Pujaam Karisyami Tavata Tvam Snidho Bhav.
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha.
shailaputri devimaawahayami. Aawahanartheye Pushpaanjali Samarpayami.
(Offer flowers to Maa shailaputri)

Aasan:
After Dhyan and Mantras, Pray and offer:
Om sarvmangal mangaleye shivesarvaarth sadhike,
Sharneye Traymbake gauri Narayani Namostute.
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha.
Aasanarthey Pushpani Samarpayami.
(Offer flowers)

Paadha:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha. Padayoh Paadham Samarpayami.
(Offer water to Mother's Shri Charan)

Aasan:

Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha. Hastyoh Arghya Samarpayami. (Offer Chandan,Pushpa and Akshat mixed water)

Aachman:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha. Aachamanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Karpoor mixed water)

Aasan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Snanartham Jalam Samarpayami.
(Offer GangaJal for Bath)
Snananga Aachaman Snanantey Punrachamaniyam Jalam Samarpayami.
(Offer water for aachman)

Dugdha Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha DugdhaSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Cow-milk for Bath)

Dadhi Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha DadhiSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer curd made from cow milk for bath)

Ghrit Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha GhritSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Gou-Ghee for Bath)

Madhu Snan:

Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha MadhuSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Honey for Bath)

SharkaraSnan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha SharkaraSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer sugar for Bath)

Panchaamrit Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha PanchaamritSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Panchaamrit for Bath)

Gandhodak Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha GandhodakSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer MalayaChandan and Agaru mixed water for Bath)

ShudhodakSnan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha ShudhodakSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Holy Water for Final Bath)

Aachman:
ShudhodakSnanante Aachamaniyam Jalam Samarpayami.
(Offer water for Aachaman)

Vastra:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Vastropavastram Kanchukiyam ch Samarpayami.
(Offer sarees or moli)

Aachman:
Vastranante Aachamaniym jalam Samarpayami

Shobhagya Sutra:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha ShobhagyaSutram Samarpayami.

Chandan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Chandanam Samarpayami.

Haridrachurna:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Haridraam Samarpayami.

Kumkum:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Kumkumam Samarpayami.

Sindoor:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Sindooram Samarpayami.

Kajal:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Kajjalm Samarpayami.

Durvankur:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Durvankuraan Samarpayami.

BilvaPatra:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha BilvaPatram Samarpayami.

Abhushan:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Abhushnaani Samarpayami.

Pushpamala:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Pushpamalam Samarpayami.

Nanaparimaldraviya:

Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha NanaparimalDraviyaani Samarpayami.

Shobhagya Patika:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Shobhagyapatikam Samarpayami.

Dhoop:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Dhoopmaaghrapayami.

Deep:

Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Deepam Darshyami.
(Show deep to mother and wash your hand)

Naibaidha:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Naibaidham Nivedyami.
Aachman: offer aachaman

Rituphal:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Rituphalani Samarpayami.

Tammbul:

Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Tammbulam Samarpayami.

Dakshina:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Dakshinaam Samarpayami.

Aarti (Kapoor and Baati):
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Karpooraratirkyam Samarpayami
 

Pradikshna:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Pradikshnaanm Samarpayami.

Mantrapushpanjali:
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Mantrapushpanjalim Samarpayami

Namaskar:
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shanti rupena sansitha
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shakti rupena sansthita
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, matra rupena sansthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha !
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha Namaskaraan Samarpayami.

Kshma Yachna:
Aawahanam Na Jaanami Na jaanami Tav archanam, Pujaam ch na jaanami Kshamattam Parameshwari.
Mantrahinam Kriyahinam Bhaktihinam Sureshwari, Yattpujitam Maya Devi Paripuranm Tadastu me.
Shri Jagadambaye shailaputri Devye Namha KshamaYachanam Samarpayami

Arpna:
Aum Tattsad Brahmarpanmastu,
Vishnave Namh, Vishnave Namh, Vishnave Namh.
!! OM Shailputri Maiya Rakhsa Karo !!
!! OM Jag-Jana-ni Devi Rakhsa Karo !!
!! OM Nav Durga Namah !!
!! OM Jag-Jana-ni Namah !!

 


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