Navratri Sixth Day – Maa Katyayani

May 24, 2024

Katyayani is the sixth form of the nine forms of Durga. Katyayani is worshiped and worshiped on the sixth day of the Navratri festival. All the devotees worship and worship Katyayani on this day. ‘Katyayani’ is one of the many names of the goddess Parvati. Mostly Goddess Katyayani is seen as the slayer of the tyrannical demon Mahishasura.

Maa Katyayani Form

Maa Katyayani’s form is very divine and shining like gold. She sits on her favorite ride, a lion. Her four arms give boons to the devotees, one of his hands is in Abhaya Mudra, the other hand is in Varada Mudra and the other hand holds a sword and a lotus flower.

Story of Maa Katyayani

Maa Katyayani is born in the ashram of Maharishi Katyayani to remove the troubles of the gods and sages. Maharishi Katyayan ji had nurtured the goddess. When the atrocities of the demon named Mahishasura had increased a lot, then to destroy him, Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh created the goddess by giving a part of their glory and majesty and sage Katyayan performed difficult penance and worship of Bhagwati ji for this reason. Since then this goddess was called Katyayani. Maharishi Katyayan ji wished that Bhagwati should be born as a daughter in his house. The goddess accepted his prayer and after being born on Ashwin Krishna Chaturdashi, sage Katyayan worshiped him for three days on Shukla Saptami, Ashtami, and Navami. On Dashami, the goddess killed Mahishasura and freed the gods from the atrocities of Mahishasura.

After this, Shumbha and Nishumbha also attacked heaven snatched away Indra’s throne, and took the nine planets hostage. He had completely snatched away the power of fire and air. Both of them had insulted the gods and thrown them out of heaven. After this, all the gods praised the Maa. After this, the goddess freed the gods from this crisis by killing Shumbha and Nishumbha. Because the Goddess had given a boon to the gods that she would definitely protect them in times of crisis.

Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi

  • Wake up in the morning take a bath and clean the temple.

  • Anoint Goddess Durga with Ganga water.

  • Offer Akshat, red sandalwood, Chuni, vermilion, and yellow and red flowers to the mother.

  • Perform Jalabhishek of all the Gods and Goddesses and apply fruits, flowers, and tilak.

  • Offer fruits and sweets as prasad.

  • Light incense sticks and ghee lamps in the home temple.

  • Recite Durga Saptashati and Durga Chalisa

  • Then place camphor and cloves on betel leaves and perform the aarti of Mata.

  • Pray for forgiveness at the end.

Maa Katyayani Mantra

चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना।

कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद् देवी दानवघातिनी॥

Worship Mantra of Maa Katyayani

वन्दे वाञ्छित मनोरथार्थ चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।

सिंहारूढा चतुर्भुजा कात्यायनी यशस्विनीम्॥

स्वर्णवर्णा आज्ञाचक्र स्थिताम् षष्ठम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।

वराभीत करां षगपदधरां कात्यायनसुतां भजामि॥

पटाम्बर परिधानां स्मेरमुखी नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।

मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥

प्रसन्नवदना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्।

कमनीयां लावण्यां त्रिवलीविभूषित निम्न नाभिम्॥

Maa Katyayani Stotra

कञ्चनाभां वराभयं पद्मधरा मुकटोज्जवलां।

स्मेरमुखी शिवपत्नी कात्यायनेसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥

पटाम्बर परिधानां नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।

सिंहस्थिताम् पद्महस्तां कात्यायनसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥

परमानन्दमयी देवी परब्रह्म परमात्मा।

परमशक्ति, परमभक्ति, कात्यायनसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥

विश्वकर्ती, विश्वभर्ती, विश्वहर्ती, विश्वप्रीता।

विश्वाचिन्ता, विश्वातीता कात्यायनसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥

कां बीजा, कां जपानन्दकां बीज जप तोषिते।

कां कां बीज जपदासक्ताकां कां सन्तुता॥

कांकारहर्षिणीकां धनदाधनमासना।

कां बीज जपकारिणीकां बीज तप मानसा॥

कां कारिणी कां मन्त्रपूजिताकां बीज धारिणी।

कां कीं कूंकै क: ठ: छ: स्वाहारूपिणी॥

Maa Katyayani Kavach Path

कात्यायनौमुख पातु कां स्वाहास्वरूपिणी।

ललाटे विजया पातु मालिनी नित्य सुन्दरी॥

कल्याणी हृदयम् पातु जया भगमालिनी॥

Maa Katyayani Aarti

जय जय अम्बे जय कात्यायनी।

जय जग माता जग की महारानी॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

बैजनाथ स्थान तुम्हारा।

वहावर दाती नाम पुकारा॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

कई नाम है कई धाम है।

यह स्थान भी तो सुखधाम है॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

हर मन्दिर में ज्योत तुम्हारी।

कही योगेश्वरी महिमा न्यारी॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

हर जगह उत्सव होते रहते।

हर मन्दिर में भगत है कहते॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

कत्यानी रक्षक काया की।

ग्रंथि काटे मोह माया की॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

झूठे मोह से छुडाने वाली।

अपना नाम जपाने वाली॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

बृहस्पतिवार को पूजा करिए।

ध्यान कात्यानी का धरिये॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

हर संकट को दूर करेगी।

भंडारे भरपूर करेगी॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

जो भी माँ को भक्त पुकारे।

कात्यायनी सब कष्ट निवारे॥ॐ जय माँ कात्यायनी…..

Wrapping Up

The sixth form of Goddess Durga is Sri Katyayani. Pleased with the difficult penance of Maharishi Katyayan, she was born as a daughter as per his wish. Maharishi Katyayan nurtured her and because she was the daughter of Maharishi Katyayan and was worshiped first by him, Goddess Durga was called Katyayani. Worship of Goddess Katyayani brings amazing power to the devotee. If you want to know more about the Navratri sixth day then you can take an online astrology consultation.

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