Day-6: Katyayini Devi:
day is Shashthi and was celebrated to Goddess Katyayani. Katyayini is named
because she born as the daughter of the sage Katyayana.
This is the daughter form of Durga. She rises up in anger to defend righteousness and dharma. This form of Durga is with four hands caries sword, lotus, and shield. One hand is depicted as giving blessings. She rides on a Lion.
Katyayini Mata worship may give devotees a evil free life. She also has the power to remove severity, pride and all negative forces of all individual while doing any work. Maa Katyayini vrat is performed to get married earlier.
Color of Navaratri - Day 6(18.10.2015):
Color for the sixth day of Navaratri which occurs on Oct 18th 2015 is calculated as orange . Devotees wear orsnge color dress and pray to Goddess
Mantra to Chant:
Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah (108 recitation of this mantra)
OM HREEM SHRI KATYAYANI DURGAAYE NAMAHA
Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa |
Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini
Devi Katyayani, who holds Chandrahaas Sword and other weapons in her ten hands, rides on Lion, and destroying demons, be propitious to me.
Katyayana is a great sage and he is a great devotee to Durga Mata, he performed an austere penance towards Durga for several years. He has a great devotion on maa Durga. His penance was very austere and his devotion was towards Maa Durga made his vision to come true.
Goddess appreared in front of him and asked him to demand a boon. Sage demanded that she (Durga) should be born as a daughter to him. Goddess Durga granted the wish. When Mahisha, became intoleratable on earth Durga was born as a daughter of Katyayana to destroy this demon.
This is the great pride to Katyayana and he bowed to mata Durga after the death of Mahishasura. All the Gods and Sages were praised Maa Durga.
Attukulu, Jaggery, Senaga Parupu, Cocunut are prepared or using this ingredients some dishes are prepared and presented to God and Offer it to relative friends as Naivedyam.
Katyayani mata Temple is located in the premises of Atma Veereshwar Temple at CK 7/158 Scindia ghat. Devotees can go to the temple to darshan Maa Katyayini to get happiness in life