Jai Mata Di
Jai Mata Di #cap1 Baan Ganga, 2 km from base camp Ardhkuwari Ji, 6 km form base camp The tracks and Battery operated vehicles for patients Helicopter Service from Katra to Shrine #cap2 Aarti, Hawan, Shradha Suman Vishesh Pooja at bhawan The Bhairav temple and Sheshnaag temple
Mata Shailputri Mata Brahmacharini Mata Kushmanda Mata Chandraghanta Skand Mata Mata Katyani Mata Kalratri Mata Mahagauri Mata Siddhidatri

Mata Shailputri

Neeraj Kumar

means mountain and Putri means daughter. Maa Shailputri means daughter of mountains and this swarup refers to Goddess Parvti who was the daughter of king himavan (the king of the mountains). Maa shailputri is depicted with two hands, one with a trident and the other with a lotus. She is seated upon a bull. She is believed to be an embodiment of the power of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv. In her previous incarnation, Shailputri is believed to be Sati, the daughter of Daksha and the wife of Lord Shiva. Once Daksha had organized a big yagna and did not invite shiva. But sati being obstinate, reached there. Thereupon Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati could not tolerate the insult of husband and burnt herselfin the fire of yagna. In other birth she become the daughter of himavan, the king of the Himalayas in the name of Parvati – Hemavati and got merried with Shiva once again. Mata hailputri or Ma parvati can be worshiped at any temple of Shivji where her deity is always present next to her consort God Shiva.