Shree Ram Mandir (Walsall) is a Hindu Mandir (temple), community centre and a place of worship for the local Hindu community.
It was named as Shree Hindu Mandir prior to 1986 and then changed to Shree Ram Mandir in May 1991.
Shailaputri, also known as Parvati or Hemavati, is the first form of Goddess Durga to be worshiped. ‘Shail’ means mountain and ‘Putri’ means daughter. Parvati, the daughter of King of the Mountain, Himavan, is called ‘Shailaputri’. She rides a bull, holding a trident and a lotus flower in her hands.
The Goddess was born as Sati to the King Daksha, a son of Brahma. Sati was a stoic devotee of Shiva, who had done severe penance to win her Lord’s heart and married him. King Daksha had organized a Mahayagna in which all the Gods except Shiva was invited. Sati the Mahayajna despite Shiva’s warnings, and when Daksha insulted her divine husband, Sati sacrificed herself to the yagna fire. After that, she took birth as the daughter of Himavan and was called Shailaputri.
Maa Shailaputri Mantra
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥
Vande Vanchhitalabhay chandrardhakritshekharam |
Vrisharudham Shooldharam Shailputreem Yashasvineem ||