Navratri 2018: Day 1: This is how you worship Maa Shailputri on first day

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 10: The auspicious festival of Navratri is here and the enthusiastic devotees are all set to welcome the Goddess with fervour and emotions. Navaratri is a nine-day long festival and during these nine days, nine different types of Goddesses are worshipped as Maa Durga manifests herself in nine different ways in these nine days. We bring you the nine forms of Goddess as She manifests in these nine forms during the nine days of Navaratra:Day 1: ShailputriShailputri is the first manifestation of Goddess Durga. As per Shiva Purana, Goddess Shailputri in her previous birth was born to Daksha Prajapati and was named ‘Sati’. She was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and wanted to marry him. She meditated to win the Lord. Lord Shiva bestowed upon her the desired boon and accepted her as his consort. Sati’s father Daksha Prajapati, did not like this union and insulted Shiva by not inviting him in one of his special gatherings. Infuriated upon the humiliation meted out to her husband, Sati immolated herself and sacrificed her life in honour of her husband. In her next birth Sati was born as a daughter to Himalaya, the Lord of Mountains and thus, was called Shailputri. Sailputri is also worshipped as Parvati or Hemvati. The first day of Navratri is dedicated to worshipping Shailputri. Devotees offer pure desi ghee on the foot of Shailputri.