Navratri Day 6: Worship of Mata Katyayani removes all sorrows

Mata Katyayani is very important among the nine Siddha forms of Maa Durga.


New Delhi: According to the scriptures, Mata Katyayani is worshiped on the sixth day of Shardiya Navratri. This year Shashthi Tithi is on 1st October 2022. Mata Katyayani is also known as Manas Putri of Lord Brahma. Mata Katyayani has the most beautiful form and is also known as Chhath Maiya in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand. According to the beliefs, on the sixth day of Navratri, devotees get special benefits from the rituals of Mata Katyayani. Know the nature of Mata Katyayani, worship method, and worship mantra-

The form of the mother is as bright as gold and she has four arms. The goddess holds a sword, lotus, Abhaya mudra, and boar mudra in each arm. Mata Katyayani likes red color the most. According to legends, Mata Katyayani was born as a daughter after Maharishi Katyayana’s penance. Maa Durga in her form had killed Mahishasura and freed the gods and human beings from his terror.

On the sixth day of the Navratri festival, first after bathing and meditating, worship the Kalash and after that worship Maa Durga and Mata Katyayani. Before starting the puja, remember the goddess and take a resolution with flowers in hand. After that offer those flowers to the goddess. Then offer kumkum, akshat, flowers, etc., and sixteen makeup to the mother. After that, offer their favorite blog made of honey, sweets, etc. Then offer water and do the goddess’s aarti by lighting a ghee lamp. Do not forget to recite Durga Chalisa and Durga Saptashati before the aarti.

Chant these mantras (Maa Katyayani Mantra)

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Katyayani Rupene Sanstha|

Namastasya Namasthasai Namastasya Namo Namah||

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता ।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम: ।।

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