Shardiya Navratri 2019 Day 6: Goddess Katyayani
Shardiya Navratri is a 9 day-long festival and is considered as one of the most important festivals of Hindu religion. Navratri worships the different forms of goddess Durga. The various forms are Durga is considered as the epitome of power and has the ability to bring in anything that is desired by the devotee.
This festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country, according to one’s belief. In some parts of the country, music and dance are performed as a means of celebration. In Gujarat, is the main focus of the celebration where the magnificence goes to superlatives. Music and dance are performed all night long that is called Dandiya or Garba. Garba is basically a devotional dance which is derived from the folklore of Lord Krishna.
6th day of Navratri 2019 is dedicated to Goddess Maa Katyayani. As per the Hindu mythology, Maa Katyayani is worshipped on the 6th day of Navratri. It is said that Goddess Parvati took the form of Goddess Katyayani to kill the demon, Mahishasura. Maa Katyayani appears as a warrior. She took birth as the daughter of sage Katyayan. This auspicious day will be observed on 4th October 2019.
Maa Katyayani was born to end the sins being committed by the demons and asuras. She is considered as a born warrior and is considered to have a resplendent form having three eyes, eighteen hands, and as refulgent as a thousand suns. Her left-hand holds a sword whereas the other hand holds a lotus. It is considered that gods gifted her with various weapons to kill Mahishasura. It included a trident from Shiva, Sudarshana chakra from Vishnu, a dart from Agni, etc. And she is also portrayed riding a lion.
Navratri 6th Day Puja
This 6th day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Katyayani. She is the 6th avatar of the goddess Durga. The legend goes that there was once a great sage named, Katya and he had a wish that Maa Durga must be born to his daughter. He performed Penance for various years, just to please the gods. The trinity of Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma was pleased from him, and thus the 6th manifestation of Goddess Durga was created and then she took birth as his daughter. Maa Katyayani is known to bless every individual with good health, wealth, and fame. By worshipping Maa, one may get all the strength and courage to fight all the diseases, sorrows, and fears. These sins that are accumulated over various lives, can be eliminated by religiously worshipping Maa Katyayani.
Significance of Katyayani Puja
Worshipping Goddess Katyayani, helps her devotees to get free of all hurdles and obstacles of their lives. The relation between partners is enhanced by Lord Katyayani. Worshipping her also improves marital relations and it also provides relief of all the sorrows and problems to her devotees. Honey is the major ingredient of the Prashad after Lord Katyayani is worshipped. Another benefit is that worshipping Lord Katyayani will grant the person with beautiful appearance. As per Hindu mythology, the goddess got this name because she was born to Sage Katyayan. There are some ancient texts that explained her as an avatar of Goddess Shakti.
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This Puja Vidhi must be performed on the night of the 6th day of Navratri. Following this proper Puja Vidhi, would bring a lot of improvement in one’s life and help them to obtain good blessings from Goddess Katyayani.
- This Puja must be performed at midnight, by wearing either red or yellow clothes.
- The lamp must be lit in front of the picture or idol of Goddess Katyayani.
- Offering honey and yellow flowers would be really auspicious for a person.
- The next thing is to offer 3tbsp of turmeric powder in front of the idol of Goddess Katyayani.
- This puja must be performed properly with the help of brahmin priests. Following this proper puja Vidhi, they will be blessed abundantly to reach new heights in life.
Following is the mantra that must be recited in order to obtain blessings from Goddess Katyayani:
कात्यायनि महामाये महायोगिन्यधीश्वरि ।
नन्द गोपसुतं देविपतिं मे कुरु ते नमः ॥
(Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginayadhishwari.
Kuru Te Namah in Nand Gopasutam Devipathin)
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