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Navratri 2020 : Worship of Mother Katyayani on the Sixth Day, Read the Story and Mantra


The sixth day of Navratri festival is dedicated to Maa Katyayani, the 6th incarnation of Maa Durga.

The story

According to a legend, there was once a great sage named Katya and it was his wish that Mother Durga be born his daughter. Desiring to get mother Bhagwati as a daughter, she did a harsh austerity of Paramba.

Pleased with the penance of Maharishi Katyayan, the goddess gave him the boon of a daughter. After some time, the tyranny of the demon Mahishasura increased enormously. Then a girl was born from the glory of the trinity and killed her. Due to being born in the Katya gotra, the name of the goddess became Katyayani.

Nature of mother

Maa Katyayani has 3 eyes and 4 hands. She holds a sword in one hand and a lotus in the other. The other 2 hands protect and allow respectively. Their vehicles are lions.

If you vow to keep fast and worship her, she blesses you with the husband you have wished and prayed for. If a woman's marriage is delayed for one reason or the other, she can worship Maa Katyayani to remove the obstacles that may cause delays in her marriage.

Mother also blesses you with better health and wealth. By worshiping Maa Katyayani, you can develop great strength to fight against all diseases, sorrows and fears. To destroy the sins accumulated in your many births, you should worship Maa Katyayani religiously.


कात्यायिनी महामाये महायोगिन्यधीश्वर | (Katyayini mahamaaye mahayoginyadhishwar)
नंद गोपसुतं देविपतिं मे कुरु ते नम: || (Nand gopsutam devipatim me kuru te namha)

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