Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the 6th day of Navratri. Devi Katyayani is the sixth manifestation among Navdurga. Mata Katyayani is known as the Warrior Goddess among nine Goddesses.
Devi Katyayani has ended the torments of devils and demons with her divine power. It is believed that the planet Brihaspati is governed by Goddess Katyayani.
What is the Significance of Navratri Day 6?
Navratri 6th day’s goddess, Maa Katyayani is dressed in pink attire and wearing 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 devotees, who worship the goddess with immense devotion, faith, and with pure mind lead to the 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 of Maa Katyayani
According to Hindu mythology, there was a sage named Katyayana who had a wish that Goddess Durga take birth as his daughter at his home, so he performed a hard penance to please God. After years of hard penance, 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.