Navratri 2020: The Shardiya Navratri has started from October 17, 2020 i.e. today. The time of festivals begins with Navratri. The nine forms of Maa Durga are worshiped during the nine days of Navratri.
The story of each goddess is special. These stories inspire humans to fight through life’s difficulties. Devotees worship the mother and fast for nine days. It is a festival of positivity and dedication.
Mythology related to Maa Shailputri (Navratri 2020)
Maa Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Navratri. His vehicle is Taurus (bull). The word Shell means mountain. Shailputri is said to be the daughter of the Himalayan Mountains.
The story behind this is that once Prajapati Daksha (father of Sati) performed a yajna and invited all the gods. Daksha did not send invitations to Lord Shiva and Sati.
In such a situation, Sati asks her to go to the yajna, Lord Shiva explained to her that it is not right to go without invitation, but when she did not listen, Shiva gave her permission.
When Sati reached her father’s place, she faced unsatisfactory behavior. No one other than his parents spoke fondly to him. His sisters continued to ridicule him.
Such rude behavior makes her angry and insults her husband. In anger, guilt and anger, he consumed himself in the yagna fire. Hearing this, Lord Shiva sent his Ganas and sacrificed Amrit in complete destruction.
Sati was born in the next life as the daughter of the Himalayas. Hence it is called Shailputri.