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Navratri 2017, Day 6: Know all about Katyayini, sixth form amongst Navdurga

Maa Katyayani is the sixth form of the nine forms of Goddess Durga also known as Navdurga and is worshipped for early marriage and love marriage. Maa Katyayani is traditionally worshipped on the sixth day of Navratra, this year, Maa Katyayani will be worshipped on September 26.


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New Delhi :  

Maa Katyayani is the sixth form of the nine forms of Goddess Durga also known as Navdurga and is worshipped for early marriage and love marriage. Maa Katyayani is traditionally worshipped on the sixth day of Navratra, this year, Maa Katyayani will be worshipped on September 26.

According to scriptures, Goddess Durga took the form of Katyayani to annihilate the demon Mahishasure. Katyayani is fiercest facet of Goddess Durga as she appears as a Warrior Goddess. 

Maa Katyayani is believed to have taken birth as the daughter of Rishi Katyayan in the avatar of Maa Durga, therefore, she is called Katyayani. Seated riding a powerful lion, she is depicted carrying a sword and the lotus flower in her right hands while keeping her right hands abhaya and varada mudras. 

In her sixth form as Goddess Katyayani, Maa is worshipped by young unmarried girls for early nuptial, as it is believed that in mythological times Gopis used to pray to Devi Katyayani for Lord Krishna.

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How to worship Maa Katyayani: 

Recite Maa Katyayani’s Mantra facing east in the morning to remove dosh from you own or your daughter’s marriage prospectus: 

# Om katyayani mahabhage mahayoginy adhishvarim

Nand gop sutam devi patiam me kurute namah

First Published: Monday, September 25, 2017 02:27 PM


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