‘Shailaputri Aarti’ is the Aarti dedicated to Maa Shailaputri Devi, the First among Navadurga Mata, nine aspects of Goddess Durga worshipped in Navratri Durga Puja. It is popularly recited on first day of Navratri.
In Chaitra Navratri, Shailaputri Puja date is March 18. In 2018, Shailaputri puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 10.
Shailaputri Devi – Previous incarnation:
Mata Shailputri is the daughter of King Himavanth (Raja Himalaya), the emperor of mountains. Shailaputri married to Lord Shiva by performing a severe penance for Shankar Mahadev.
Shailaputri was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati in her previous birth. During Daksha Yagna, she sacrificed her life in Yagna vatika and incarnated as Shailputri in her next birth to marry Lord Shiva.
Shailaputri Mata – Spiritual Practice:
During the first day of Navratri Durga pooja, Yogis keep their mind and heart on Muladhara chakra which is the initial point of their spiritual practice or Sadhana.
Shailputri represents the Muladhara chakra of spiritual practice.
Shailaputri Aarti is in the lines of the popular Aarti song ‘OM JAI JAGDEESH HARE’..