“Adyashakti is full of play. She’s creating, preserving and destroying. Her name is Kali.
Kali Herself is Brahman, Brahman Itself is Kali!”

~Sri Ramakrishna

Navadurga Sadhana

Saturday, October 1st

Devi Shailaputri. After Her self-immolation in Her incarnation as Sati, Para-Shakti took birth as Parvati, the daughter of the Himalaya. In Sanskrit shaila means mountain, due to which the Goddess is known as Shailaputri, the daughter of the mountain. She is visualized as riding the bull Nandi and holding a trident and lotus. She wears the crescent moon in Her hair. She resides within our body at the base of spine (muladhara chakra), rules the earth element (prithvi-tattva) and the moon (Chandra). She is invoked on the first day of Navaratri (pratima tithi). Her blessings inspires us to begin our spiritual journey and gives us encouragement along the way.

Japa Mantra:

ॐह्रीं श्री शैल-पुत्री दुर्गायै नमः

oṁ hrīṁ śrī śaila-putrī durgāyai namaḥ (108X)

Reading: Devi Mahatmyam, Chapter 1

(The Slaying of Madhu and Kaitaba)

Color to wear: Gray

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