The Importance Of Maa Katyayani
Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the 6th day of Navratri. Devi Katyayani is the sixth manifestation of Navdurga. Amongst the nine Goddesses of Navratri, Mata Katyayani is known as the Warrior Goddess. The valiant Devi Katyayani has eliminated the torments of devils and demons with her divine powers. It is believed that the planet Brihaspati is governed by Goddess Katyayani.
The Appearance Of Goddess Katyayani
The 6th Goddess of Navratri, Maa Katyayani is dressed in pink attire and wears white rosary on her neck. She has four arms, and three eyes and a lion is her procession. In her upper left hand, she holds the weapon Sword while holding a Lotus Flower in the lower left hand. The right upper hand is in Abhaymudra pose while the lower right hand is in Varmudra.
The Benefits Of Worshipping Goddess Katyayani
If you worship this goddess with immense devotion, faith, and with pure mind, it may lead you to ultimate accomplishments of Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. The girls, who worshipped Maa Katyani on the sixth day of Navratri pooja are blessed with the desired husband as they wish. Worshipping a Lagna Yog Yantra also helps to get rid of issues related to marriage and boosts relationships.
The Legend Associated With Maa Katyayani
As per the Hindu tradition, there was a sage named Katyayana who had a wish that Goddess Durga should take birth as his daughter at his home, so he performed a hard penance to please God. After many years of austerities, God accepted his wish, and Goddess Durga was born to sage Katyayana’s Home on Dakshin Krishna Chaturdashi. That is why she is known by the name of Katyayani, all over the world. As she is believed to be the sixth avatar of Maa Durga, she is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. Given below are the date and timings for the day six of Navratri 2020 to worship Maa Katyayani.
6th Day of Navratri 2020 | Important Dates and Timings
Navratri 6th Day Puja Date: October 22, 2020
Sunrise: 06:26 AM
Sunset: 05:44 PM
Navratri 6th Day Puja Rituals
Devotees should wake up early in the morning to bathe and meditate for Devi Katyayani.
Thereafter, perform Kalash puja and invoke all the Gods and Goddesses.
Next, worship Devi Katyayani by performing Maa Katyayani puja arti and offer honey as a bhog to the goddess.
Shower the goddess with flowers as you chant the mantras given below.
Navratri 6th day mantra
Recite the below-mentioned Mantras to get the blessing from the almighty Maa Katyayani.
ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah॥
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
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Goddess Katyayani is one of the violent Devi in the nine goddesses of Navratri. At the same time, she shows mercy upon devotees and blesses the devotees with affection and fulfils all their wishes. That is why it is believed that from Gopis of Mathura to Maa Sita and Princess Rukmani have worshipped Maa Katyayani for her blessings.
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The Importance Of Maa Katyayani