Sixth Navratri Mata: Day 6 of Navratri is Maa Katyayani
On Day 6 of the Navratri, Goddess Katyayani, the sixth manifestation of Maa Durga is worshiped. The appearance of Maa Katyayani is majestic and divine. Taking her name from her father, sage Katyayan, he was the first person to recognize that she is an avatar of Maa Durga and hence called Katyayani. Holding a sword in one of her left hand and lotus in another, her other two hands show protecting and allowing actions. Honey is offered as bhog to please the goddess.
Chanting of Katyayani Mantra every day gives peace of mind to the devotees and blesses one with better health & wealth. She is believed to bless girls who are facing difficulties in getting married. Married couples too can benefit from chanting of Katyayani Mantra to increase happiness and peace in their married life.
maa katyayani puja vidhi – How to worship Mother Katyayani –
- Do roli, turmeric, and tilak.
- Light a lamp of ghee in front of goddess Katyani.
- Goddess Katyani loves honey so do not forget to offer, honey.
- Perform Aarti of goddess Katyani.
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Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah
Mantra for marriage
कात्यायनि महामाये महायोगिन्यधीश्वरि ।
नन्द गोपसुतं देविपतिं मे कुरु ते नमः ॥
Mantra for marriage in English
Kātyāyani mahāmāyē mahāyōgin’yadhīśvari |
Nanda gōpasutaṁ dēvipatiṁ mē kuru tē namaḥ ||
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कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद्देवी दानवघातिनी॥
Prarthana in English
Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa |
Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini ||
Devi Katyayani, who holds Chandrahaas Sword and other weapons in her hands, rides on Lion, and destroys demons, be propitious to me.
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May Maa Katyayani bless you all! Jai Mata Di.