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Significance of Day 1 of Navratri: Maa Shailputri

Each day of Navrati is dedicated to a form of the Goddess Durga and I will try to emphasize the present-day relevance of each one of them. You can also read the significance of each day. Have a blessed Navratri.

The daughter of the grand Himalayas,
	my deep respect to thee;
you give us the message of calm,
	however turbulent life may be.

You persevered through years and lives,
	to get what you penance for;
inspiring us to never give up,
	follow our inner core.
You bless those who pray to you,
	guide them to see within;
to realize their potential and inch towards success,
	assuring a steady and sure win.

A win not over others but ourselves,
	learn to grow each day;
to stick to what we truly believe,
	not bothering what others say.

You teach that love and power,
	can well go hand in hand;
neither in extreme can help you bloom,
	 be steadfast and take your stance.

For all that you believe in,
	for all that your conscience holds dear;
stick to your values that define you,
        shun the web of fear.

You are a peaceful soul,
        that's your true nature;
just believe in yourself and keep moving,
        to achieve the deserved stature.

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