According to the pictorial description, Maa Katyayani is shown mounted on a lion and holds the Vara and Abhaya mudra in the two right hands and on the left, she holds sword and lotus. She is considered, as the warrior goddess, and as per Hindu belief, she killed Mahishasura. Maa Katyayani is named after a sage, Katya, who raised her.
According to legends, Devi Sita, Rukmini and gopis of Braj used to worship Goddess Katyayani for the perfect life partner. Ever since, if unmarried girls worship Maa Katyayani they are too believed to get a perfect life-parter.
Maa Katyayani Mantras
Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah||
Katyayani Shubham Dadyad Devi Danavaghatini||
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita|
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah||
Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi
Devotees wake up early in the morning, bathe and wear clean clothes. They then light incense stick in front of Maa Katyayani’s idol and offer her flowers and do tilak. Mantras are chanted, prasad such as jaggery, honey, etc offer her beauty items, such as kajal, sindoor, bindi, bangles, etc. are offered to the Goddess. Havan is done followed y the aarti.
*Wishing you a happy and prosperous Navratri, may this festival bring you happiness and success. HAPPY NAVARATRI 2021!
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*Maa Durga ka sada rahe ashirvad; dhan, samridhi, sukh aur kamiyabi ka de aapko aashirvad; Navrati ki nau raatein roshan kar dein aapka Jeevan; Navratri ki shubh kamnayein!
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*May the blessings of maa Durga fall upon you and your family. HAPPY NAVRATRI 2021!