The Glory Of Maa Katyayani On The Sixth Day Of Navarati!

The tradition of worshipping Maa Katyayani has been defined for the sixth day of Navratri. On this occasion, AstroSage has brought to you “Big Astro Festival”, which offers great discounts and deals on astrology products and services. Get your hands on the best now:

Maa Katyayani, which is also known as the goddess of war and Mahishasura Mardani, is the incarnation of Maa Parvati. Although all incarnations of Maa Durga are adorable, this incarnation is considered to be compassionate of all. Those who worship Maa Katyayani sincerely, are blessed with the fulfillment of all desires. She is also considered to be a showerer of infallible fruits.  Also, one who wishes to achieve greater progress in education must worship this Maa. Let us provide you with all the information related to Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Bhog that are performed on the sixth day of Navratri.

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Navratri Shashti Puja Muhurat 

The Puja Muhurat for Shashti Tithi in Shukla Paksha during Ashwin month commences from October 21, Wednesday at 09:10 AM and will remain till October 22, Thursday upto 07:41 AM. In such a scenario, Maa Katyayani will be venerated in the morning.

Why Has The Goddess Been Named As Maa Katyayani?

Firstly, if we talk about Maa Katyayani, as per mythological beliefs, she was born as a daughter of Katyayan Rishi and hence, she was named as Katyayani. There are mentions at several places that Maa Katyayani is an incarnation of Maa Parvati and the latter was worshipped by Katyayan Rishi.

Appearance of Maa Katyayani, the Divine Incarnation of Maa Durga

The tradition of worshipping Maa Katyayani has been defined for the sixth day of Navratri. If we talk about this divine incarnation, then the body of Maa Katyayani shines like gold. She is sitting on a Lion and has four arms. She holds a sword in one of her hands while the second hand holds the flower i.e. lotus. Rest of the hands depict Var Mudra and Abhaya Mudra.

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Recite this Mantra while Venerating Maa Katyayani

Recite this Mantra during the worship of Maa Katyayani to please her at the earliest.

Mantra 1    चंद्र हासोज्ज वलकरा शार्दू लवर वाहना ।     कात्यायनी शुभं दद्या देवी दानव घातिनि॥ /caṃdra hāsojja valakarā śārdū lavara vāhanā ।     kātyāyanī śubhaṃ dadyā devī dānava ghātini॥
Mantra 2     ‘कंचनाभा वराभयं पद्मधरां मुकटोज्जवलां।   स्मेरमुखीं शिवपत्नी कात्यायनी नमोस्तुते॥ / ‘kaṃcanābhā varābhayaṃ padmadharāṃ mukaṭojjavalāṃ।   smeramukhīṃ śivapatnī kātyāyanī namostute॥

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 Rituals to Venerate Maa Katyayani 

  • Wake up early in the morning, take a bath and worship by wearing clothes of red colour on the day of Shashti.
  • In worship, use coconut, Kalash, Gangajal, Kalava, Roli, rice, honey, incense sticks, Dhoop, Naivedya, Ghee, etc. 
  • Roll the coconut offered in the worship with a piece of cloth (Chunni) and  place it on Kalash.
  • Apply Roli, Haldi and Sindoor to Maa Katyayani.
  • Offer flowers to Maa Katyayani by reciting the Mantra and pray for the well being of your family. Must keep in mind to recite this Mantra for hundred and eight times and offer flowers.

‘कंचनाभा वराभयं पद्मधरां मुकटोज्जवलां। स्मेरमुखीं शिवपत्नी कात्यायनी नमोस्तुते॥’

‘kaṃcanābhā varābhayaṃ padmadharāṃ mukaṭojjavalāṃ। smeramukhīṃ śivapatnī kātyāyanī namostute॥’

  • Must use honey (Madhu) in the worship of the sixth day of Navratri. Also, it has to be used as Prasad. 
  • Light Diya/lamp filled with Ghee before Maa Katyayani.
  • Distribute Prasad among others and seek their blessings.

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Worship Maa Katyayani by Wearing Clothes of this Colour 

Maa Katyayani is also known as Mahishasur Mardani. She is wearing red colour clothes and is adorned with the same colour. She immensely likes this colour. Therefore, perform the worship of Maa Katyayani by wearing red colour clothes and offer other items to Maa of the same colour to please her at the earliest. With this, it is believed that she showers her blessings.

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Blessings while Venerating Maa Katyayani

Those who have been facing problems in getting married, must worship and observe the fast of Maa Katyayani on the sixth day to avert the same. With the blessings of Maa Katyayani, the natives are blessed with suitable matches, attain success at the workplaces and all the hindrances vanish from their lives. In addition to this, it is believed that all the ill effects of Ketu and Doshas like Kaal Sarpa Dosha fade away by worshipping Maa Katyayani. One who performs the worship wholeheartedly, does not face ailments pertaining to skin and brain. It is also believed that the worship helps in eliminating even cancer. As per astrological beliefs, Maa Katyayani controls Jupiter and therefore, the veneration of Maa Katyayani reduces ill effects concerning the same planet i.e. Jupiter.

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