After Goddess Sati's self-immolation, Goddess Parvati took birth as Lord Himalaya's daughter and was known as Maa Shailputri (Hemavati or Parvati). Maa Shailputri has two hands - she carries Trishul in the right hand and a lotus flower in the left hand - and mounts a bull. Her colour is white denotes purity, innocence, peace and calmness. Similar to her previous birth as Goddess Sati, Goddess Shailputri married Lord Shiva.
Maa Shailputri is one of the Navadurgas and the provider of fortune and prosperity. Devotees hail her as mother nature and pray for their spiritual awakening. Additionally, the Goddess governs the Moon, provider of all fortunes. It is believed that any bad effect of the Moon can be overcome by worshipping her.