First day of Navratri | Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja, Bala Tripurasundari Puja, Mahakali Puja, Brahmi Puja

First day of Navratri is known as Pratipada Navratri Durga Puja. Navratri begins with Ghatasthapana or Kalasha Sthapana. Maha Padyami Navratri puja date in 2017 is September 21.

Naivedyam of the day (Food offering to Goddess Durga): ‘Ghee’ / Sweet Boondi & Chickpeas.

The Goddess to worship during the first day of Navratri varies from region to region. Navadurga Goddesses, Dasamahavidya Shaktis, and Saptamatrika and Ashtamatrika Goddesses are worshipped in Navratri Puja. As a part of Navadurga Puja, Goddess Shailputri Puja is observed on the first day.

Maha Kali puja is celebrated as part of Dasamahavidya puja and in Saptamtrika worship, Brahmi puja is observed.

Mata Shailaputri Navadurga

Swarna Kavachalankrita Durga Devi is worshipped in Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple.

In North Indian states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, Dasamahavidya and Navadurga are worshipped. In some South Indian temples, Navadurga Goddesses and Saptamatrukas or Ashtamatrukas are worshipped.

For the first day of Navratri 2017, Grey colored dresses or sarees are worn in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Colour of the day: Yellow (For 21 September 2017).

Navratri Colors 2017

Navadurga Goddess, Nine Aspects of Goddess Durga

Kalasha Sthapana Vidhi

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  1. shanti swaroop says:

    Thank you Naveen for giving us the information on dasamahavidya, saptamatrika, ashtamatrika, navadurga puja in navaratri durga puja.

  2. Durga Prasad says:

    Mata Shailputri is a daughter of ‘Parvata raju’ (mountain king) – Himalaya / Himvanth. She is the first among nine avatars of Durga and worshiped on the First day of Navaratri . In her previous birth, she was ‘Sati Bhavani Mata’, the daughter of King Daksha. Mata Shailputri, also known as Parvati got married with Lord Shiva. On the first day of Durga Navratri, Paravathi Devi she is worshipped. Mata Shailputri holds a ‘Trishul’, a weapon, in her right hand and a lotus in her left hand. She rides on bull. She has pleasant smile and blissful looks….

  3. Shri says:

    what color saree is worn by parvati maa on the first day of navratri

  4. Mrigakshi says:

    1st day celebrations of dusshera balatripura sundari in a p

  5. Tajdar says:

    devi to worship on the first day of navratri