The festival of Navratri is dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga known as the Navadurga. Devi Durga is the form of Shakti or the Infinite Power. It is believed that she manifested herself into nine divine forms collectively known as Navadurga or nine Durgas.
The first day of the festival is dedicated to Goddess Shailaputri.
On the first day of Navratri start your day with chanting this mantra and worship Maa Shailaputri whole heartedly.
Vande Vaanchhit Laabhaaya Chandrardha Krita Shekharaam,
Vrishaarudhaam Shuladharaam Shaila- Putrim Yashasviniim
“I pay my obeisance to the Divine Mother Shailaputri, who bestows upon the choicest boons to the devotees. The moon in the crescent form is adorned as the crown on her forehead. She is mounted on the bullock. She holds a lotus in her hand. She is Yashasvini -the Celebrated Mother Durga.”