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- Shail means Himalayas, due to the birth of the mountain Himalayas, they are called Shailputri.
- Mother Shailputri is also known as the wife of Lord Shankar in Parvati form.
Today is the reflection of the bright fortnight of Ashwin month. After the establishment of the Kalash, Shailputri, the first form of Maa Durga, will be worshiped. Shail means Himalaya and Mountaineer Himalayas are called here because they are called Shailputri. The Himalayas symbolize our strength, perseverance, foundation and stability. Mother Shailputri is also known as the wife of Lord Shankar in Parvati form. On the first day of Navratri, yogis place their power in the base and perform yoga meditation.
Vehicle and appearance
Taurus is the vehicle of Shailputri Mata. Therefore, they are also known as Vrishabhrudha. He has a trident in his right hand and a lotus in his left hand.
The importance of perseverance, stability and foundation is first in our life management. Therefore, on the first day of Navratri, prayers are offered to Goddess Shailputri for stability and strength. Worshiping Mata Shailputri brings stability in life. Being the daughter of the Himalayas, this goddess is also a form of nature. It is good for women to worship them.
Mata Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Navratri. This form of Maa Durga is also called as the daughter of the Himalayas (Shailputri) by name. Like Shailputri, there are many daughters of the Himalayas who have raised the head of this mountain with the highest peaks in the world proudly. One such daughter is Divya Rawat, 30, from Dehradun. She is also called Mushroom Girl.
In a time when millions of unemployed youth are looking for employment due to Corona epidemic, Divya is proving to be a role model for them. She returned to her home after changing eight jobs in Delhi-NCR away from her home. Started innovative cultivation of mushrooms at a very low cost and today Divya does a business of about two crore rupees annually.
Divya’s father Tej Singh Rawat, originally from Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, was an officer in the army. She was still in the 12th standard, when the father passed away. He faced many challenges in life. Despite this, Divya took a Bachelor’s degree in socialwork from Amity University in Noida. After this, he worked in a private company at 25 thousand wages. Then about 8 jobs changed one after the other, but something else was going on in their minds. She wanted to do something different among her own people, after all this desire took her back to Dehradun.
In 2013 started mushroom cultivation in a room in Mothrovala village of Dehradun. For this, he took training and started work at a cost of only three lakh rupees. He initially grew 100 bags of mushrooms. Slowly the work got underway. Divya’s grown mushroom is supplied from Doon mandi to Azadpur mandi in Delhi. His company’s mushroom products are sold abroad.
Divya told that any common person can start mushroom cultivation even from a room of 10 by 12. One crop of mushroom is ready in about 2 months. Its initial cost is about 10-20 thousand rupees. In a room, you can extract all the expenses of two months from 4 to 5 thousand rupees.
Mushrooms sold for 2-3 lakh rupees
Divya’s company name is Soumya Food Private Limited. He also started a research lab in 2016, named Divya Spawn Lab Pvt Ltd. Mushrooms are grown year round in their mushroom plant. The plant cultivates buttons in winter, oysters in normal season and milky mushroom in summer. Divya also cultivates Cardicef Militaries, a species of worm herb found in the Himalayas. It is sold in the market for Rs 2-3 lakh per kg.
Farming in the rooms of houses left vacant by migration
Due to Divya’s efforts, migrating to big cities like Delhi in search of employment in Garhwal and Dehradun, mushroom production in empty rooms in many houses and training centers are being started for this. Hundreds of people started getting employment. To create opportunities to earn livelihood from mushroom cultivation, promote sustainable development, empower women and innovate in mushroom cultivation, the Uttarakhand government has created its brand ambassador. Not only this, on the occasion of Women’s Day in 2017, then President Pranab Mukherjee also honored her.
Mushroom covered in mid-day meal
After Divya’s efforts, the Union Ministry of Education decided on 26 September to make mushrooms part of the mid-day meal. Apart from mushrooms, the Ministry of Education has also included honey in the mid-day meal.
Training to trading: cheaper training for startups than government
Divya is imparting training to the youth for modern cultivation of mushrooms at a much lower fee from the government training center. They say that the training fees at the government center is five thousand rupees, while they have three thousand rupees. It is taught to grow different mushrooms in every season rather to produce good seeds.
Divya also teaches creating projects for branding, marketing, bank loans, subsidies and other financial support at her institute, although this is not a part of basic training. Divya has reached different states of the country, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh, working on the training to trading concept.