Shailputri Kavach (Shailaputri Mata Kavacham) is a prayer dedicated to Goddess Shailputri Mata, the first Goddess in Navdurga Mata (Nine aspects of Goddess Durga). Shailputri Mata is worshipped on the first day of Navratri (Vasant Navratri & Ashwin or Sharad Navratri).
Here are the lyrics of Shailputri Kavach..
Omkar Maishir Patumooladhar Nivasini |
Hinkar Patu Lalate Beejrupi Maheshwari ||
Hrikarpatu lalate beeharupaam Maheshwai |
shreekaarpaatu vadanelajja rupaa Maheshwari ||
Hunkar Patu Hridya Tarini Shakti swaghrit |
Fatkar Paatu Swarge Sarv Siddhi Falprada ||
Appearance of Shailputri Mata (Iconography)
During Navratri 2023, Shailaputri Puja is observed on March 22 & October 15 (Ghatasthapana / Kalasha Sthapana).