1. Navratri's first day honors Goddess Shailputri, symbolizing purity and tranquility.

2. Shailputri, the daughter of Himalaya, carries a Trident and Lotus, riding a Bull.

3. Devotees offer prayers, Flowers, incense, and Lamps to seek her Blessings.

4. She represents action and vigor, depicted by the color yellow.

5. Shailputri's Trident and Lotus symbolize strength and purity.

6. She is regarded as Sati's  (Shiva's first wife) reincarnation and is also known as Hemavati.

7. Her significance lies in bestowing blessings for a harmonious start to Navratri.

8. Chanting Mantra:Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah.