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After the wedding of Shiva and Maa Parvati was fixed, Lord Shiva reached King Himavan's palace to marry Maa Parvati, her mother, Maina Devi, fainted looking at his unconventional avatar. Shiva had a snake around his neck, his hair was unkempt, and
his marriage procession comprised ghosts, sages, goblins, and ghouls. Then, Maa Parvati took the form of Maa Chandraghanta and prayed to Shiva, who then appeared as a charming Prince. The two got married afterwards.

When Mahagauri started wearing a half Chandra on her forehead,
she was known as Maa Chandraghanta. She mounts a tiger representing bravery, has ten hands, and wears the semi-circular moon (Chandra) on her forehead. While Maa Chandraghanta carries Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her left hands (her fifth hand is in Varada Mudra), she
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*Shailputri Mata – Navratri First Day*

Shailputri is the first among the 9 forms of Maa Durga who are worshiped throughout the 9 days of Navratri festival. Each day of this festival is dedicated to the one form of Durga and first day is
Maa Shailputri.

Navratri Ghatasthapana
Devi Shailputri is worshiped just after the Ghatasthapana process.

*About Shailputri*
Mata Shailputri looks like this:

• Half Moon on the forehead
• Trident in right hand
• Lotus in left hand
• Mounted on Nandi, the bull
🔱 Shailaputri is a Sanskrit name, which means – the daughter of the
mountain (Shaila = Mountain, Putri = Daughter). As the legend goes, Maa Durga had taken birth in the home of the Parvat Raj Himalaya (King of the Himalayas). Hence, this incarnation of hers got the
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